Lorraine Kelly: People have underestimated me
The TV host says some politicians do not expect her to give them a grilling.
Lorraine Kelly says she is underestimated, but that this has helped her succeed.
The TV host, 60, said politicians did not expect to get a grilling when they agreed to talk to her.
Asked by BBC Radio 2 DJ Ken Bruce whether being underestimated had benefited her career, Kelly replied: “It has helped massively. I would never put them right and I still don’t.
“They think they’re going to come in for this lovely wee … interview and yes, it’s a chat, a conversation more than anything else.
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“But yeah, especially politicians, (they) can really underestimate you until they get asked the question that makes them go all funny.”
She told the radio show: “It’s good, I don’t knock it.”
Kelly hit the headlines last year when a judge in a tax tribunal case said that the Scottish star “presents a persona of herself”.
The Lorraine show host won the £1.2 million battle with HMRC, with the tax tribunal judge stating that she was not an ITV employee and she performed “the role of a friendly, chatty and fun personality”.