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Viewers Baffled As John Barrowman Speaks With Scottish Accent On Lorraine

Jake Massey

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Viewers Baffled As John Barrowman Speaks With Scottish Accent On Lorraine

If you watched I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Here! last month, you can probably still faintly hear John Barrowman's voice ringing in your ears.


You will recall he speaks/yells/sings with an American accent. As such, it came as a shock to viewers of Lorraine this morning when the Torchwood actor spoke with a strong Scottish accent, without so much as a mention of the fact.

Safe to say, his change in accent did not go unnoticed.

Writing on Twitter, one person said: "Is John Barrowman picking up on Lorraine's accent?? I swear he spun a bit Scottish this morning."

Another tweeted: "He's more Scottish than ever before"

A third wrote: "Love how @JohnBarrowman's Scottish accent has come back stronger talking to #Lorraine."

The officially Lorraine Twitter account even got in on the act:

Ultimately, the pressure on social media to address the 51-year-old Scottish elephant in the room became too much, and lovely Lorraine asked him what the fuck was going on (but in a much more lovely way, obviously).

He said: "When I'm with my mum and dad, my brother and sister I speak Scottish.

"Anybody who is Scottish I will speak with a Scottish accent, because you are privileged and also because when I was a kid when I moved to the States I was bullied.

"So anybody who doesn't speak Scottish I speak with an American accent."

"Leave me alone! It's the way I speak! I'm bi-dialectical."

In fairness to Barrowman, he was born in Glasgow and moved to Illinois when he was eight-years-old. That said, it probably isn't necessary real, is it John? It does scream 'look at me I'm transatlantic' a little bit, doesn't it?


The actor had a wobbly time in the jungle last month, spraining his ankle on his way to collect water, which resulted in him being temporarily removed from the jungle and excluded from the vote.

Still, he had the strength to come back and ultimately take third place, finishing behind Emily Atack and king of the jungle, Harry Redknapp.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Lorraine

Topics: TV and Film

Jake Massey
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