Lorraine Kelly hits out at claims she slammed Eurovision ‘That was the point I was making’

Lorraine discusses the voting system for Eurovision

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Lorraine Kelly took to social media yesterday to clarify some comments she made about Eurovision 2021 on her ITV programme earlier in the day. The presenter spoke out after the UK’s entry James Newman came last, scoring nil points.

Lorraine was referring to the programme in which the British public would help choose the act who would represent the UK in the competition.

“We have to do something,” she said of the disappointing result on Monday’s show.

“Do you know what happened? Do you remember we used to have a show on the BBC and we all used to vote for who we liked?

“And then they took that away from the public because obviously we’re too stupid.

“And ever since then, we’ve been rubbish. That’s all I’ve got to say about that,” she said.

However, it seems that some viewers misunderstood her comments.

The 61-year-old retweeted a post which read: “Lorraine Kelly in hot water with viewers over Eurovision Song Contest remark.”

Lorraine told her 645,000 followers that she was being sarcastic when sharing her thoughts on the matter.

“I was actually being sarky,” she began.

“It all went even more downhill when we the public weren’t allowed to vote. That was the point I was making,” Lorraine explained.

Earlier in the programme BBC Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw appeared on the breakfast show to talk about the weekend’s events.

Discussing James Newman’s track Embers, she said: “It wasn’t the best song. It wasn’t the worst song. It didn’t deserve nothing.”

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“I loved his reaction when we managed to get zero,” the DJ added.

“So did I, he just accepted it and went for it and went ‘Okay, it is what it is,’” she added.

The Scottish star later suggested that we start to take the contest more seriously, but not too seriously, she warned.

It has also been announced that Lorraine will make an appearance on the upcoming Celebrity Gogglebox series.

She will star with her 26-year-old daughter Rosie.

The host told Nick, who also stars on the programme with his niece, about the stint on the Channel 4 show.

“Rosie and I have been asked to do it and we love the show so much, so we thought, let’s just do it.”

She later said that would be wearing comfy clothes and eating salt and vinegar crisps while tuning into TV highlights on the programme.

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