Lorraine Kelly reveals Matt Hancock declined to appear on her show
The TV presenter could not hide her amusement at the idea of the former health secretary hosting GMB.
Watch: Lorraine Kelly laughs at Matt Hancock's TV presenting hopes
Lorraine Kelly has revealed Matt Hancock turned down an invitation to appear on her show as she laughed at suggestions he may become a host of Good Morning Britain.
The Scottish TV star - who previously called the former health secretary a "pound shop Milk Tray man" - made no attempt to hide her dislike for Hancock as she discussed his latest GMB interview with hosts Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid as they handed over to her on the ITV show.
Kelly, 63, chuckled: "I think he has [kept his distance]. I mean he did have an invite but he funnily enough didn't pop in and say hello."
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During Hancock's lengthy interview on the ITV breakfast show Reid asked him if he aspired to become a guest co-host, a question he declined to answer yes or no to.
Kelly laughed and shook her head as she said: "I thought you showed great restraint there."
She joked: "Richard - I'd be worried for your job! He's coming after you! He didn't say no, did he?"
Kelly went on: "I think maybe he thought this morning was an audition. But who knows?
"For goodness sake, can you imagine? That would be interesting handovers in the morning, wouldn't it?"
She then burst out laughing.
She later said on her show that Hancock "did squirm, a lot" during the interview.
Hancock told Good Morning Britain he did not do I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! "primarily" for the money, but "to try to show who I am."
He admitted he would like to go into TV presenting and make documentaries on matters he thought were "important".
Reid asked him: "Would you like to host Good Morning Britain? Is that what this is about? Do you want to sit in the Piers Morgan 'mincer' chair? You're laughing. Is that what you're after?"
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Hancock said: "No, I'm not going to be applying for your job. You do it too well."