Judi Love breaks silence after 'annoyed' reaction to Lorraine Kelly Bafta win goes viral

Judi Love breaks silence after 'annoyed' reaction to Lorraine Kelly Bafta win goes viral

WATCH HERE: Lorraine Kelly presented with BAFTA Special Award

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer


Published: 14/05/2024

- 07:59

Updated: 14/05/2024

- 08:04

Viewers found the apparent snub hilarious as they shared the clip on social media

Judi Love has responded after a clip of her seemingly snubbing ITV co-star Lorraine Kelly went viral on social media.

It came as Love, 42, was caught on camera at the weekend's Bafta awards appearing to roll her eyes and not clap as Kelly, 64, received the Special Award, which recognises outstanding contribution to television.


As Kelly walked up to the stage to accept her award, cameras panned to the star-studded audience, where many famous faces including Ant and Dec could be seen applauding the Scottish presenter.

However, Loose Women star Love appeared unimpressed as her gaze glared down at the camera while she sat, not clapping along with those around her.

On stage, Kelly thanked everyone for their support and announced: "I'm on the telly tomorrow, but I’m going to celebrate tonight."

Eagle-eyed fans quickly picked up on Love's apparent snub and took to social media to share the awkward moment in a clip that went viral.

Judi Love and Lorraine Kelly

Love addressed her reaction to Kelly's BAFTA win

BAFTA YouTube

On Monday, Love made light of the situation as she addressed it on social media with a jokey clip.

It showed Love's eye-roll at the awards before cutting to the two women standing back-to-back and rolling their eyes at each other.

"After last night's incident and now this morning becoming international news! I'd like to make an official statement, please watch till the end!! @lorraine @reallorraine #BAFTA #JudiLove," the comedian penned.

The two could be seen bursting out laughing after the re-created eye-rolls and fans quickly responded to the clip, labelling the women "iconic".

Judi Love

Judi Love was caught on camera doing an eye-roll

BAFTA YouTube

As she collected her award from Brian Cox on the Sunday night ceremony, Kelly stated: "One of the highlights of my career was when Brian told me to eff off. In character! At least, I think it was in character."

Ahead of Kelly taking to the stage, Cox remarked: "My late sister Betty was a huge fan of this year’s recipient and when I asked her why she loved her so much, her reply was this: 'She's real.'"

He went on: "Her indomitable spirit has etched her name as an integral part of British daytime television.

"Her infectious humour, boundless enthusiasm, and genuine, genuine kindness instantly draw people in, and she truly deserves this recognition tonight."

Last week, Kelly noted how it's "almost impossible" for people from working-class background to break into the television industry.

"The high cost of living and working now makes it almost impossible for working-class kids from the rest of the country to accept a job in London," she commented.

"That has to change. There also needs to be more opportunities outside of London.

"We quite rightly have stressed the importance of diversity in recent years, but that also has to include young working-class people who understand and can relate to the vast majority of our viewers."

Speaking to The Daily Mirror, she continued: "It is in all of our interests to make sure they have the opportunity to have their voices heard."

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