This Morning’s Trans Trouble With Lauren Harries

September 22, 2009 by  
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Yesterday Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby had a bit of trouble handling one of their guests on This Morning.

Remember from the late 80s the kid who was on antiques shows, James Harries? Well James underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2001 to become Lauren and she was invited onto This Morning to talk about the recent stories of young children who were changing their genders.

But Lauren was coming across a little odd. She was offended at the use of the term ‘trans-people’ as she disliked the word ‘trans’. That would have been fine if the alternative she offered up wasn’t ‘trans-women’.

She ended the interview with a bizarre impersonation of Anne from Little Britain saying the character’s catchphrase ‘eh eh eh’.

Though we think Lauren would definitely spice up any further interviews she has reportedly been banned from This Morning, so no more crazy with our coffee in the mornings.

Check out our review of The Boy Who Was Born A Girl for a deeper insight into the trans issue…..