Susanna Reid hit back at Prime Minister Boris Johnson on live TV today after he asked: "Who is Lorraine", as she introduced breakfast TV legend Lorraine Kelly.

Susanna Reid interviewed Boris Johnson on Good Morning Britain

Susanna Reid interviewed Boris Johnson on Good Morning Britain

The PM appeared on 'Good Morning Britain', live from 10 Downing Street, on Tuesday (03.05.22) for the first time in nearly five years, but he was baffled at the end of the gruelling 30-minute chat when Susanna said Lorraine was "waiting to take up all the issues you have brought up on this interview".

Boris replied: "Who is Lorraine?"

Susanna looked shocked and replied: "Who is Lorraine? Lorraine is a legend!"

He then uttered under his breath: "Oh fantastic, well, I'm looking forward to talking to Lorraine."

The screen then cut to Lorraine, who said: "Wow. Thank you, Susanna. A masterclass in a political interview. Excellent stuff."

The star later had a quick chat with Susanna, who was still sat in Downing Street, during her 'Lorraine' show.

Asked if the interview with the Prime Minister was "worth the wait", Susanna joked: "I’m surprised I haven’t been thrown out, Lorraine."

She added: "Yeah, it was remarkable speaking to him. Look, it’s been almost five years since Boris Johnson has appeared on 'Good Morning Britain' and for just over two of those years he has been Prime Minister.

"Fascinating talking to him – you know, it’s historic even being in this building, even being in this room but of course the weight of those Partygate fines hangs over these premises."

Susanna had started the interview by asking Boris if he is honest.

He replied: "I do my best to represent faithfully and accurately what I believe and sometimes it's controversial and sometimes it offends people, but that's what I do..."

Pushed on whether he lies, he said: "If you're talking about the statements I made in the House of Commons, I was inadvertently, I was wrong and I've apologised for that. But look at what we have done..."

Susanna also quizzed the Prime Minister about the rising cost of living, and about Ukrainian refugees coming to the UK amid Russia's invasion in their country.

She asked why some have been "waiting weeks" to be let into the UK.

He said: "Well, we've done a huge amount to help Ukrainian women and children in the area, but we're now seeing large numbers coming to the UK...

"Could we have done it faster? Yes, perhaps we could ..."

Susanna's final line of questioning was about the Partygate scandal, several government gatherings during the COVID pandemic - when restrictions prevented most gatherings - which the police have been investigating and handed out fines for, including to the PM.

Boris said: "You know what I'm going to say on this Susanna and I've apologised for the things we got wrong during the pandemic and I repeat those apologies, but with great respect I'm going to have to ask you to wait until the conclusion of the investigation."

Asked if he has been fined again, Boris answered: "No and I'm sure that will not remain a secret."

Pushed on if he expects to be fined again, the PM responded: "I have no idea. I will make sure that as soon as I'm able to say something on the conclusion of the investigation that you have a lot more from me on this.

"I'm very proud of the things that we did and the steps that we took..."