Lorraine Kelly’s interview with Tom Hollander and Tom Taylor is branded a ‘car crash’

Lorraine Kelly’s interview with Tom Hollander and Tom Taylor is branded a ‘car crash’ by viewers as presenter gets flustered over their names before being hit by technical issues

Lorraine Kelly’s interview with Tom Hollander and Tom Taylor on Friday’s edition of her show was branded a ‘car crash’ by viewers.

The TV presenter, 60, was seen getting flustered as she struggled to decide how to refer to each actor, as both their names are Tom.

Opting to refer to The Night Manager star, 53, and his Us co-star, 19, as ‘old Tom’ and ‘young Tom’ at first, Lorraine quickly changed her mind and suggested she just use their surnames before forgetting to do that and confusing the pair.

Oops: Lorraine Kelly’s interview with Tom Hollander and Tom Taylor was branded a ‘car crash’ by viewers on Friday as she got flustered over their names before being hit by technical issues

Asking a question to ‘Tom’ without suggesting which actor she was referring to, both stars simply looked at her in a perplexed manner which led to an awkward silence. 

But that wasn’t the only issue, as when Lorraine asked Taylor a question there was a technical glitch that meant he couldn’t hear what she’d asked him.

Tom admitted: ‘I think I’m having some technical difficulties so I didn’t hear that, I know I saw Doctor Foster flash up but I didn’t hear the question.’

Flustered: Opting to refer to The Night Manager star, 53, and his Us co-star, 19, as 'old Tom' and 'young Tom' at first, Lorraine changed her mind and suggested she just use their surnames

Flustered: Opting to refer to The Night Manager star, 53, and his Us co-star, 19, as ‘old Tom’ and ‘young Tom’ at first, Lorraine changed her mind and suggested she just use their surnames

Issues: Asking a question to 'Tom' without suggesting which actor she was referring to, both stars simply looked at her in a perplexed manner which led to an awkward silence

Issues: Asking a question to ‘Tom’ without suggesting which actor she was referring to, both stars simply looked at her in a perplexed manner which led to an awkward silence

Getting flustered, Lorraine said: ‘I’m sorry there are some communication problems, it’s like when you know you’re phoning your pals and it’s really hard because you’re like “what, what?”‘

Lorraine went on to ask about how they bonded on set, and Tom Hollander said that it was ‘lovely on set’ before he asked his co-star if he could hear, which he couldn’t. 

The actor was then taken out of the interview in the hope of fixing the technical issues off camera, but he wasn’t able to return to the interview.

Glitches: When Lorraine asked Taylor a question there was a glitch meaning he couldn't hear what she'd asked him, and he was taken out of the interview to fix the issues off screen

Glitches: When Lorraine asked Taylor a question there was a glitch meaning he couldn’t hear what she’d asked him, and he was taken out of the interview to fix the issues off screen

Viewers were shocked by the interview, and claimed on Twitter it was ‘excruciating’ and ‘stressful’ to watch. 

One viewer claimed: ‘OMG #lorraine car crash interview with Tom Hollander!’

While another said of Lorraine:  ‘I’ll call you ‘old Tom went down really well! She only likes it when it’s a nicey nicey interview so she’s flustered now!’

And one hit out: ‘This interview with two Toms is excruciating.’

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Awkward: Viewers were shocked by the interview, and claimed on Twitter it was 'excruciating' and 'stressful' to watch

Awkward: Viewers were shocked by the interview, and claimed on Twitter it was ‘excruciating’ and ‘stressful’ to watch

Lorraine moved on to just talking to Tom Hollander in the interview, as she asked him about going viral with his honest day in the life column that included him writing about how he gets up to pee at 3am, amongst other things.

Of becoming an internet sensation, Tom said: ‘They sent me a few versions of the column and all of them were men, who all seemed to be saying how marvellous their days were.

‘They all woke up incredibly early, ran several businesses and did 150 press ups and it was just one long boast. I thought it would be refreshing to do one on how life is really for most people, or a version of it.

‘It was a bit downbeat, my life is not quite as… some days are quiet as they are for all of us. So I tried to put all the most inconsequential details of a day into one day and see what happened and oddly people have connected with it – it’s become relatable.’

Change of subject: Lorraine moved on to just talking to Tom Hollander in the interview, as she asked him about going viral with his honest day in the life column which he said was 'relatable'

Change of subject: Lorraine moved on to just talking to Tom Hollander in the interview, as she asked him about going viral with his honest day in the life column which he said was ‘relatable’

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