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The 50-strong pro­duc­tion team and stu­dio crew be­hind Lor­raine are in con­trol, en­sur­ing the show runs like a well-oiled ma­chine.

‘Some days I’ll ar­rive at 6.00am and there are gaps – say, if a guest has dropped out,’ shrugs Lor­raine, 57. ‘But we deal with it. We call them “op­por­tu­ni­ties”!

‘To­day’s show is straight­for­ward. We’ve got a cou­ple of show­biz in­ter­views – Gary Wil­mot, bless him, and Sune­tra Sarker, from Ack­ley Bridge, who I’ve known since her Ca­su­alty days.

‘Some can be too re­laxed, mind you,’ she chuck­les. ‘We get politi­cians who come on think­ing, “Oh, this’ll be fine – easy!”. They don’t all need tak­ing to task, but most do, so my tech­nique is just to let them talk for a good minute – that’s when the con­tro­ver­sial fig­ures ex­pose them­selves.

It’s quite funny!’

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