Alison was speaking to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford about the current series of I’m A Celebrity – on which Caitlyn is a contestant – when she mistakenly referred to the transgender Olympian and reality star as “he” on more than one occasion.
Discussing a recent exchange between Caitlyn and presenter Ant McPartlin, Alison said: “Caitlyn is officially a Geordie because Ant, last night, tweeted out ‘oh my god, so now Cailtyn has just said “up the toon” live on I’m A Celebrity’.
“So they are just loving Caitlyn at the moment, he keeps coming out with these Geordie sayings, so he’s officially [a Geordie]…”
At that moment, Ruth interrupted, pointedly saying: “She is very funny.”
Alison then agreed: “She’s great, she’s fascinating.”
Viewers watching on social media were quick to point out Alison’s mistake, with many suggesting the presenter should apologise...
A spokesperson for This Morning declined to comment when contacted by HuffPost UK.
Last week, after the first episode of spin-off show Extra Camp aired, presenter Joel Dommett faced similar criticism when he referred to Caitlyn as one of the “strongest guys in camp”. A rep for the show also declined to comment on the matter.
Best known nowadays as a cast member on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender in 2016, first in a much-publicised TV interview with Diane Sawyer and then on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
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