After Lorraine Kelly’s stone-cold snub on Good Morning Britain on Monday, lots of you have been wanting to know what the deal is with her and Esther McVey. Must have been something awful to have turned that cuddly little Lorraine character into such a heartless assassin, no?
Well, we hate to disappoint you but it seems as if there’s no one particular incident that underpins the beef. We’ve been asking around all week for clues but, as far as anyone’s been prepared to spill, most (if not all) of McVey’s GMTV colleagues always thought she was a dick. Lorraine just happened to be the first one put on the spot.
It does beg the question though: why did Lorraine not just pretend to be nice? It was only a few seconds. Why didn’t she put on a bit of that famed, tax-avoiding charm that won her so many admirers at HMRC?
The best guess is that Lorraine chose to make her snub deliberate in a show of solidarity with her old pal (and McVey’s former co-host) Ross Kelly, who came out publicly shortly after leaving the show.