Lorraine Kelly has been forced to apologise to her close friends and family after an ’embarrassing’ email was sent from her account by mistake.
The ITV host had to admit what had happened after entertainment correspondent Ross King quizzed her about it – as he told her he had ‘a bone to pick’ with the presenter.
Although, poor Lorraine wasn’t behind the email as she claimed she had been hacked.
Ross, who had received more than one of the emails ‘from’ Lorraine exclaimed: ‘I got one this morning which asked again for something. It said “can you do me a favour?” I said one word saying “anything”. But the way it was written I thought this doesn’t sound like my Lorraine. You’ve been hacked.’
The email claiming to be from Lorraine was titled as ‘urgent’.
It read: ‘Am sorry for bothering you with this mail, I need to get an iTunes gift card for my niece, it’s her birthday but I can’t do this now because I’m currently travelling and I tried to purchase online, unfortunately, no luck with that.
‘Can you get it from any store around you? I’ll pay you back as soon as I am back. Kindly let me know if you can handle this. Regards, Lorraine.’
On Wednesday’s breakfast show, Lorraine then put the record straight as she said the email wasn’t from her, but her team were trying to resolve the issue.
She explained: ‘I’ve been hacked. And it’s so annoying. I’m a technophobe. The fantastic geeks here are helping me out. But it’s so annoying when you’re hacked and really embarrassing. I thought “oh my god”.
‘Everybody who knows me you might have got an email this morning. Ignore. Just ignore that and anything subsequent. I’m going to set up a new email address and send that out. Apologies. Isn’t it a pain in the bum.’
The presenter even took to Twitter to share with her followers that she had been hacked as she put a warning out to others.
She added: ‘I have clearly been hacked. It’s very annoying. Do make sure you have a strong password.’
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.
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