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!’