In a remarkable interview, Scottish National Party leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has claimed, that, following an appearance on ITV’s Good Morning show last April, the show’s host, Lorraine Kelly, kicked her up the arse in the toilets minutes after her interview.
Sturgeon, 45, told reporters outside her home:
“It was probably the most astonishing moment of my political career. I’d just made a ten-minute appearance on the show, during which, Lorraine asked me to outline my plans for Scotland’s future.
“Following the interview, I went to the ladies, and had just come out of one of the traps when she barged the door open, raced over to me and kicked me really hard up the arse. She looked wild-eyed and dishevelled and her lips were flecked with saliva. At the time, I thought she might have been drinking.
“As she delivered the kick, she shouted out: “Take that you wee fucking bitch”. She then just turned and calmly walked out. I was shocked to be honest with you as she’d seemed so nice during our chat on air.”
Kelly, a youthful,78, last night furiously refuted the allegation; telling reporters:
“That’s ridiculous. I never touched her. I’ve never kicked a guest in my all my years in television - not even Katie Hopkins - although I was sorely tempted I don’t mind telling you. I can only assume the pressure of running the SNP has got to Nicola and the poor wee thing’s gone off the rails a bit.”
If proven to be true, this incident will be the worst assault on a guest by a chat show host since Michael Parkinson kneed Bing Crosby in the bollocks in the BBC car park in 1978.