Boris Johnson probably still doesn’t know who Lorraine Kelly is as the Prime Minister and his cabinet turned down an interview with the presenter.
The PM went viral yesterday when, during his interview on Good Morning Britain, he asked ‘who’s Lorraine?’ as Susanna Reid introduced the TV star’s ITV programme as the next segment.
Lorraine, 62, wasn’t offended by the question and even tried to get Mr Johnson, 57, onto her show on Wednesday morning, but was snubbed by Downing Street.
While discussing the hilarious moment, a guest asked the host: ‘Is he coming to talk to you Lorraine? Why don’t you get him on today?’
Lorraine then revealed: ‘It’s so interesting actually because we had Keir Starmer on a couple of weeks ago and obviously for balance, we wanted to get somebody – it would have been lovely to have got Boris Johnson, but obviously Susanna did that brilliant interview with them, and they couldn’t put anyone up today.
‘We did ask but they didn’t, they made themselves unavailable which is a shame.’
Daily Mail editor Alison Phillips, who took part in the discussion, then agreed and said: ‘It’s a real shame because your viewers who watch your show will be voting tomorrow and they’ve got a right to know.’
During her tense interview, Susanna grilled Mr Johnson on him being fined for the lockdown parties that happened at Downing Street, the millions of pounds being given to Ukraine amid the Russia war, and the cost of living crisis.
As he attempted to get his final few words in, Susanna interrupted him to introduce Lorraine, whose daily morning programme airs right after GMB.
‘Lorraine is waiting to take up all the issues that you have brought up in this interview,’ Susanna informed him.
However, the PM seemed completely baffled as to what was going on and asked: ‘Who’s Lorraine?’ with a perplexed facial expression.
Susanna looked shocked that the Prime Minister was unaware of one of the country’s most recognisable TV presenters and described Lorraine as a ‘legend’, while Mr Johnson appeared to mumble: ‘Oh fantastic, I can’t wait to talk to Lorraine.’
Lorraine then appeared on-screen to begin her show where she later addressed the snub.
‘I love how he said “who’s Lorraine?” I mean why should he know who I am, I mean he’s busy in the mornings and he wouldn’t be watching us, although he could learn a lot as you know,’ she said.
‘That was just so, so funny. Lots of people saying he’s lost votes – of course he hasn’t lost votes.’
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.