Kate Garraway brushes off Jenna Coleman backlash
Kate Garraway has insisted there was no bad blood between her and Jenna Coleman after viewers commented the actress looked unimpressed when she was asked about rumours of a romance with Prince Harry.
Kate Garraway has insisted she and Jenna Coleman "got on famously", despite viewers suggesting otherwise.
The 30-year-old actress appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday (22Aug16) to promote her new ITV series Victoria. While the majority of the questions were about how Jenna portrayed the British monarch on the small screen, Kate couldn't resist slipping in a question about Prince Harry, following claims that he and the actress were romantically involved.
"There have been pictures of you and Prince Harry. I'm assuming you were together for research, for the Royal Family?" Kate jokingly asked Jenna.
The actress lowered her smile, and replied, "No, he is a friend of mine."
Kate continued the embarrassing questions, even adding the Royal Family were keen to get Prince Harry married off to the actress.
Fans took to Twitter following the cringeworthy grilling Jenna faced, with one writing, "Kate Garraway certainly peed off Jenna Coleman with that comment!", while another posted, "Jenna Coleman is so professional literally I don't know how she does it."
However, Kate addressed the bad blood rumours on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, after a behind the scenes featurette of Victoria was shown on the programme.
"Jenna Coleman is going to come back, and we got on famously," Kate insisted, with a wry smile. Her co-host Ben Shepherd then chimed in, "You did, she was lovely. She loved meeting you", before breaking down in hysterics.
Kate continued: "She was absolutely lovely. She’s going to be brilliant!"
Jenna sparked romance rumours with the 31-year-old prince in June last year (15), when they were snapped looking cosy following a charity polo match.
The pair was reportedly sitting close, with Harry's hand on her knee and Jenna gazing adoringly into his eyes.
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