Piers Morgan might be keen to social distance himself from his ITV co-star Lorraine Kelly for a while, after he admitted flying from Tier 3 London to the other side of the world for a Christmas getaway. While Piers was sunning himself in Antigua, however, Lorraine was delivering a special Christmas Message on Channel 4 show The Last Leg. In her message she presciently spoke of people “flying to the other side of the world to spend two weeks in a five star hotel with 24 hour room service and stunning views…”. Who could she mean?
The showstopper came, however, when the queen of morning TV delivered a frank message to those who flouted restriction rules:
“So to all of us who sacrificed so much this year, I wish you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2021. Unless, of course, you are a celebrity who broke the rules of lockdown. In that case, you can go f*ck yourself.”
Tension was high on GMB this morning when Lorraine slipped out of character responding to Piers Morgan’s question of whether she remembers Esther from her GMTV days with a curt “yes I do.” Thirty seconds later she claimed to not remember Esther at all. If looks could kill…
UPDATE: Esther has shed a bit more light on her historic feud with Lorraine, telling Paul Brand they used to share a dressing room. Until Esther was promoted…
Lorraine Kelly asked Jeremy Corbyn all the big questions this morning:
LK: “What about this? You collect manhole covers? Not actual manhole covers, one would assume, or drains. What is it… is this true?”
JC: “Well, are we talking privately here?”
LK: “No, there’s people listening out there!”
JC: “Oh really?… Well, actually, I got this from my mother. An interest in the sort of social history of how things happen, and if you walk around and look at drain covers, you’ll see in London MWB, Metropolitan Board of Works. That gives you the age of it, the Metropolitan Board of Works hasn’t been around for a long time. If you look at post office telegraphs, that’ll tell you the time they went, look at LCC tramways, look at the same in Glasgow, look at the same with Edinburgh. So you see a history of public utilities in drain covers. Some of them are quite artistic. I know this sounds a bit zany, but history is what we all live all the time, and it’s a kind of social history, so people look at the history of roads and the history of trams and housing and all this and I think looking at the way cities grow it also comes within it the architecture the different migrant groups that came. Look at the old Huguenot architecture in the east end of London, where did that come from? It came from the Hugeunots coming from what we call the low countries. Look at the same in the north east of England, the influence of Scandinavian architecture. We all come from somewhere don’t we? That’s what’s fascinating about history.”
LK: “It’s an interesting one. Hours of fun.”
Was Jezza flirting?