Lorraine Kelly has given Boris Johnson a dig after saying he has no idea who she is.
The iconic ITV presenter admitted she wasn’t offended that the Prime Minister didn’t know who she was, but mentioned they had met before.
During an interview with Boris Johnson for Good Morning Britain, Susanna Reid mentioned the 62-year-old presenter but was taken aback when he said he had never heard of her.
At the end of the interview, Susanna, 51, added: “Lorraine is waiting to take up all the questions you have raised in this interview.”
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But Boris Johnson was left confused and asked: ‘Who is Lorraine?’
Susanna exclaimed in surprise, “Who is Lorraine? Lorraine is a legend!”
The ITV morning show cut Lorraine in her studio who appeared to be laughing and brushing off the little snub.
Lorraine quickly moved on and complimented her colleague on the 30 minute interview, saying, “Wow! Thank you, Susanna…a masterclass in political interviewing.”
Speaking at the BAFTAa in London on Sunday May 8, she told The Sun: “It was really funny, but why should he remember me? However, I have met him several times. I obviously made a huge impression…”
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister also commented on the situation and said: ‘I think, as was clear, the Prime Minister was not fully through ITV’s daytime programming this morning. You will understand that he has a number of issues to deal with.
Lorraine Kelly has appeared on daytime television for decades and ITV fans were left baffled that the Prime Minister didn’t know who the legendary presenter was.
A viewer took to Twitter and wrote: ‘Susanna #GMB’ who is Lorraine? Oh Boris, what a way to end your man-of-the-people interview with GMB’s Susanna Reid.
As another added: ‘#GMB Imagine the words’ who is Lorraine? Would bring down Johnson? More importantly, because he panicked, who was he waiting for?
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A third commented: “”Who is Lorraine was the funniest part, do you think he thought she was coming on #gmb.”
And a fourth remarked: “Who is #lorraine? (Loses UK audience…) oh Boris what are we going to do with you?! Good work.”
Lorraine found the humorous side of the situation and reacted to the responses from ITV viewers on her show, she began: “It’s so funny… Many of you react to Boris Johnson earlier, wondering who I was.
“Why should he know who I am?” she said modestly, “He’s busy in the morning, he wouldn’t look. Although he could learn a lot as you know… A lot of people said he lost votes… he didn’t not lost votes just because he doesn’t know who I am but very, very funny.”
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