RICHARD Madeley was left speechless after labeling a man with a Scottish accent as “eloquent”.
The veteran broadcaster welcomed Scottish presenter Sean McDonald to the Good Morning Britain studio.
During a discussion on accents, the guest shared how the way a person speaks can lead to assumptions about a person’s background.
Matt said, “What happens when we hear someone speak is that we make a guess or make a guess: where is he from, what’s his?”status, what is her wealth, what is her ?
Telly darling Richard replied: “But you’re perfectly articulate, even if you have a heavy accent!”
Co-star Susanna Reid burst out laughing as Richard added: “Your command ofwhat I mean is your use of language.”
fans of therushed to social media to join the debate.
One wrote: “Well I’m Scottish and this guy talks way too fast for me!”
Another said: “It’s about confidence and education. Not for an accent.”
A third added: “It really pisses me off that we don’t hear a true West Country accent on national TV as that part of the country is usually ignored.”
While one commented: “As a Glasgow native it’s quite amusing to hear a fellow Glasgow native claim he hasn’t altered his natural speaking voice to suit the challenges of ambition, and has done so with a whole range of glottic creases. Working class.”
“Gleswegian accents do not use glottis.”
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