Lorraine Kelly has ‘dropped a clanger’ after seemingly letting slip that pregnant Laura Whitmore is having a baby girl.
The Love Island host, 35, appeared on ITV’s Lorraine on Thursday morning to promote her new book, with Lorraine, 61, noting that the mother-to-be will likely want to pass advice on to her ‘baby girl’.
To which Laura, slightly taken aback, replied: ‘Well, my baby… yes.’
Oops! Lorraine Kelly has seemingly let slip that pregnant Laura Whitmore is having a baby girl
Laura and husband Iain Stirling, 33, have yet to announce the gender of the baby, who is due in the coming weeks.
The faux pas didn’t go unnoticed on Twitter, with viewers flocking to the social media site to comment on it.
‘Has Lorraine just announced Laura Whitmore’s baby gender live in national tv?!’ one asked.
‘Did Lorraine just drop a clanger about the sex of Laura Whitmore’s baby #itsagirl?’ followed another, as a third penned: ‘Oops!! Baby girl for Laura!’
Clanger! Interviewing Laura, 35, on Thursday’s edition of her chat show, Lorraine, 61, was chatting to the Love Island host about the advice featured in her new book, adding that she’ll likely want to pass that advice on to her ‘baby girl’
To which Laura, slightly taken aback, replied: ‘Well, my baby… yes’
A fourth typed: ‘Did Lorraine just tell everyone what Laura Whitmores baby is gonna be?’
As someone else penned: ‘Has Lorraine just ruined Laura’s magazine deal by telling us she’s having a girl?’
Earlier this month, the TV personality revealed she has no plans to give up working when she becomes a mother.
The model told how her mother Carmel having a child ‘out of wedlock’ in 1980s Ireland taught her ‘there’s nothing you can’t do’.
Moving on: The topic was swiftly shifted to the new book Laura has written
Slip of the tongue: The faux pas didn’t go unnoticed on Twitter, with viewers flocking to the social media site to comment on it
Speaking to The Telegraph, Laura said: ‘All my friends from school are doctors or teachers.
‘The fact that I even thought it was possible to go off and work at MTV came from my mum because her attitude was: “If you want to, then why not?”
‘When people ask if I’m going to give up work this year because of the baby, I’m like, “Why? Mum did it in ’80s Ireland!”‘
Laura has documented her pregnancy on social media and previously said she is due in ‘early 2021’.
Exciting times: The media personality is set to welcome her first child with her comedian husband Iain Stirling in the coming weeks, after tying the knot in November 2020
The star is hoping to be back at work this summer for the next series of Love Island which was pulled off air last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Late last year, it was revealed Laura and Iain had secretly tied the knot in a Humanist ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall on November 11.
Taking to Instagram to celebrate the start of 2021, Laura finally confirmed the nuptials while sharing a beautiful snap from the pair’s big day.
The couple have been together since the summer of 2017 and Iain is believed to have proposed in South Africa in early 2020 when they were filming the winter series of Love Island.
Laura recently discussed her road to motherhood and her pregnancy journey so far in an interview with Hunger magazine, where she said she believed things had fallen into place for her.
Speaking in December 2020, she said: ‘As a timing thing, it probably wasn’t something that we thought about, it was a nice surprise. So I’m due at the beginning of next year and I think things just fall into place.’
Back to it: The star is hoping to be back at work this summer for the next series of Love Island which was pulled off air last year due to the coronavirus pandemic
The star also revealed the couple had found out the sex of their baby very early on via a Harmony blood test, with Laura saying the check had given her peace of mind that her baby was healthy after suffering a tragic miscarriage in 2018.
She said: ‘For me it wasn’t about the sex, it was just about whether the baby was OK. You constantly have that fear. I think there are a lot of things that are important to keep to yourself.’
After the slip of the tongue on Lorraine, Laura chatted about her book, No One Can Change Your Life Except For You.
The former MTV star said of her advice-giving: ‘There’s lots of things that I picked up over the years, it’s been an interesting rollercoaster over 13 years, I’m still protective over my life.
‘Everybody would think that everything is perfect, got to keep picking yourself up all the time. I’m quite an optimistic person, people find that annoying, sometimes I feel like, who am I to give advice to people?
New book: After the slip of the tongue on Lorraine, Laura chatted about her book, No One Can Change Your Life Except For You
‘I just go from my own experiences…. I have a great platform but I found it important to talk about the struggle as well.’
She went on: ‘I think for any success you fail a lot, I think I have impostor syndrome and over the years when I interview people, huge stars, they also have impostor syndrome, they have it, it makes you realise you’re all human!’
Speaking of her marriage, she said: ‘We’re very lucky that we had it to ourselves on the day, afterwards we were getting congratulations from people we didn’t know, so that’s why we put that picture out.’
And on Love Island’s future, she added: ‘It’s not Love Island without the rumour mill. We all need a little Love Island. To be honest, I can’t really say any more than that. Lorraine you probably know more than I do!’