LIFE Stories host Kate Garraway was left shocked and dished out a cheeky clap back after her guest John Barnes made a “sexista” comentario.
The former footballer was the first celebrity to join the Good Morning Britain host after she took over from long-running show presenter Piers Morgan.
Kate, 54, and John, 58, sat down to chat about his Liverpool FC career in the 1980s when the star opened up about how he met his wife, Andrea.
He went on to detail how he met his former other-half at a bar in Liverpool, and didn’t expect her to be “so intelligent” because of how she looked.
The television presenter swiped back against the “sexista” comment by voicing she felt it was unfair he suggested someone “couldn’t be glamorous and intelligent”.
“I’d known Andrea for quite a while and I always felt that she was such a special person, she had this light in her whereby she exudes this aura,” John explained.
“She’s very intelligent, she was doing a law degree and a masters in epidemiology and a masters in biology. She’s very, very clever.”
“That’s what I loved about her because, put it this way, she doesn’t look the way she is. She looks as though she’s a very glamorous blonde,” he added before he was cut off by Kate.
“Hang on a minute – are you suggesting people who are glamorous can’t be intelligent?” she swiped back in shock.
“That’s the point I’m making, she is intelligent just like yourself,” John added, sticking to his guns, as Kate sat back and nodded.
Viene como viewers were full of praise for new Life Stories host as she took over from former host Piers,56, for her debut episode.
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Fans immediately took to social media to heap praise on Kate as the interview got started, gushing that she was “smashing it”.
“Smashing it Kate Garraway on Life Stories,” one fan wrote to Twitter, as a second agreed: “Kate Garraway’s Life Stories certainly has a ring to it!”
“You’ve smashed it, your interview with John is fabulous and your skills exceptional,” another social media user chimed in.
Un cuarto escribió: “Big shoes to fill, but you’ve absolutely smashed it,” as a fifth said: “Bloody smashing Life Stories. Amazing lady. Bravo.”
mientras tanto, Piers admitted it was “extraño” to be handing over the mantle of his talk show to his friend Kate as he too took to Twitter.
“As I told Kate today, it does feel a bit weird handing over the reins of a show I presented so long,” the presenter wrote beside a photograph of the pair together.
“At least it’s someone I love. Wish her all the very best.”
Kate too admitted that it felt “extraño” she would be hosting the show as she discussed her debut episode with Ben Shephard on Good Morning Britain.
Susanna Reid announced on the show on Thursday morning: “Tonight at nine o’clock it is Kate Garraway’s Life Stories.”
Kate was quick to respond: “It sounds so weird!”