Lorraine Kelly left fans baffled on Tuesday after calling the dark Coronation Street male rape storyline ‘brilliant.’
The ITV daytime host, 58, made the surprise comment off-camera at the start of a clip from the soap’s latest controversial plot, centred around David Platt.
The surprise gaffe didn’t go unnoticed by viewers, who rushed to Twitter to question why the presenter spoke lightly of such a dark topic.
Odd: Lorraine Kelly left fans baffled on Tuesday after calling the dark Coronation Street male rape storyline ‘brilliant’ in an off-camera gaffe
Following on from a segment around Ant McPartlin’s arrest, Lorraine introduced a clip from Corrie’s latest story, which showed the aftermath of David Platt being raped by so-called ‘friend’ Josh Tucker.
Introducing an interview with male rape survivor Sam Thompson, who worked with Coronation Street producers on the storyline, the clip showed moments from Monday’s night show when David confronted Josh about what he had done.
As a clip from the soap began, Lorraine could be heard off-camera saying: ‘That was brilliant.’
The moment seemed odd to fans given the story line’s dark and controversial nature, with many taking to Twitter to question whether it was a sound mistake, or if Lorraine was referencing something else.
Awkward! The ITV daytime host, 58, made the surprise comment off-camera at the start of a clip from the soap’s latest controversial plot, centred around David Platt
Strange: Viewers tweeted their confusion at the live TV gaffe, with many wondering whether Lorraine was directly referencing the story line or something else
One viewer tweeted: ‘There we go, a dark subject and Lorraine says: ”It’s fantastic!”
Another added: ‘I’m sure that was a sound mistake, but Lorraine just declared ”That was brilliant” as Josh Tucker spiked David Platt’s drink on Corrie.’
A third simple asked: ‘Exactly what was ”brilliant?”’
The controversial storyline has divided fans, with many claiming the scenes are too shocking for pre-watershed viewing.
The soap has also received praise for showing the brutal aftermath of such an attack, as scenes during Monday night’s show saw David struggle to come to terms with his injuries.
Controversial: Coronation Street’s male rape storyline has been a hot topic of recent weeks, with many saying the scenes are too harrowing for pre-watershed viewing
Harrowing: The hard-hitting will focus on David struggling to come to terms with his horrific ordeal, after being drugged and raped by his so-called friend Josh
Sinister: The storyline has also been praised by fans for showing the brutal aftermath of such an attack
So far 122 official complaints have been filed with Ofcom about the hard-hitting plot.
Defending the storyline on This Morning on Monday, Coronation Street producer Kate Oates suggested the uproar has been caused due to it being a male rape.
She began: ‘I think it’s because it’s a male rape it’s in a different category. It’s a double standard against male.
‘It’s not about shocking visual, we’re pre-watershed and we make our decisions very carefully’.
The sound gaffe was just one of several odd errors throughout the show, as later on during a clip from Lesley Mann’s new film Blockers, a standing graphics card with just the actress’s name could briefly be seen.
Strange: Lorraine’s on-air mistake was just one of several gaffes during Tuesday’s show, as at one point a standing graphics card could be seen ahead of a clip of Leslie Mann’s latest film