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Lorraine Kelly hits back at claims interview with guest was a ‘car-crash’ after technical blunders

The ITV presenter was interviewing actor Tom Hollander

Lorraine Kelly has hit back at claims she battled through a “car-crash” interview with actor Tom Hollander due to technical difficulties.

The Scottish presenter, 60, was faced with a series of awkward blunders during today’s chat with the Night Manager star.

But after tabloids picked up on the issues, Lorraine was quick to fire back.

Lorraine has hit back at claims her interview with Tom Hollander was a ‘car-crash’ (Credit: ITV)

What did Lorraine Kelly say?

Taking to Twitter, the ITV host shared an article referring to Tom as “grumpy”.

Alongside the story, she wrote: “I actually thought he was adorable – zoom calls can sometimes be tricky.”

During the interview, Lorraine was left in the lurch when Tom failed to speak after she introduced his BBC drama Us.

The 53-year-old actor was joined by co-star Tom Taylor, which also caused confusion for poor Lorraine.

The presenter slammed claims Tom was ‘grumpy’ (Credit: Twitter)

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Opening up the chat, she said: “I loved this, I binged on this Tom, it appeals to absolutely everybody.”

The TV stars remained silent, before Hollander answered: “Which Tom are you speaking to?”

It later became apparent that Tom Taylor’s audio wasn’t working.

Addressing the issue, Lorraine explained: “I believe we’re having technical difficulties, there’s a loud ringing noise.”

She added: “I’m sorry Tommy! It’s all these communication problems isn’t it?

“It’s like when you’re Zooming your pals and everyone’s like ‘what?'”

What did Lorraine viewers think?

Viewers took to Twitter to comment on the interview, with one writing: “My God, this interview with Tom Hollander is stressing me out.

Another said: “OMG #lorraine car crash interview with Tom Hollander!”

The pair were joined by Tom Taylor (Credit: ITV)

A third added: “Tom Hollander is a bit grumpy this morning #Lorraine.”

While another viewer rushed to Tom’s defence, saying: “I didn’t think he was ‘grumpy’.”

Lorraine’s earlier career

The chat comes days after the lovable TV star revealed she was once rejected and mocked for her accent by a former BBC boss.

Lorraine claimed her boss called her accent “offensive” after putting herself forward for a reporter role back in the 1980s.

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Speaking on the Blank podcast, Lorraine said: “I went from East Kilbride News to BBC Scotland for a while – only for a year – and then I joined TV-am as their Scottish correspondent.

“When I went to work for BBC Scotland as a researcher, I got called into the boss’s office and I thought he was going to give me a job as a reporter, because that’s what I really wanted to do.

“But he told me my accent was terrible – my accent was offensive, my Glasgow accent.”

She went on: “So when I got told that, I just applied for a job at TV-am, and luckily the boss was an Australian and didn’t really care how people spoke.”

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