Lorraine Kelly admits she calls guests 'flower' when she can't remember their names

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Lorraine Kelly admits she sometimes forgets names. (ITV)
Lorraine Kelly admits she sometimes forgets names. (ITV)

Lorriane Kelly has admitted that she sometimes refers to her guests as “flower” when she has forgotten their names.

The Scottish TV star - who is known for her self-titled ITV talk show - occasionally uses the word flower and various other terms of endearment when she is interviewing famous people.

But she has now confessed that she isn’t just using the words to be charming – as it’s a bit of a cover up too.

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According to the Mirror, Kelly spilled the beans during her recent appearance on Jimmy Carr's television show, I Literally Just Told You.

The star uses various words to cover that people's names have escaped her. (ITV)
The star uses various words to cover that people's names have escaped her. (ITV)

The presenter was chatting to comedian Carr about her memory, admitting it was “not wonderful”.

Carr then asked if she had ever forgotten the names of people that she has interviewed.

Kelly replied: “I've basically gotten to the stage now, I just call everybody 'flower' because I'm hopeless at people's names.

"I do forget people's names so yes, that's what I do."

Kelly said she doesn’t just use "flower" when she draws a blank on a name, but has a whole host of other sweet terms that she sometimes cracks out.

They include “petal”, “love”, “angel” and “gorgeous”.

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I Literally Just Told You sees players questioned about things that have happened during the game.

Kelly took part in a special celebrity edition for the festive season.

Other celebs to take part included comedians Aisling Bea, Alex Horne and Asim Chaudhry.

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