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How Lorraine Kelly avoids paying tax is blowing peoples minds – 12 value-added responses

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Heres a story to take your mind off Brexit for a moment or two.

Lorraine Kelly has won a massive legal case over an unpaid tax bill by arguing that she does not appear on TV as herself, but is instead an actor playing a cheery upbeat character called “Lorraine Kelly”.

And its melting peoples brains.

I love this story: Lorraine Kelly has won a massive legal case over unpaid tax by arguing she does not appear on TV as herself, but is instead an actor playing a cheery upbeat character called “Lorraine Kelly”. https://t.co/Devr2p2mTj

— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 20, 2019

Heres how the Guardian story starts (read the whole thing here).

The breakfast TV presenter Lorraine Kelly is performing the role “of a friendly, chatty and fun personality” when she appears on ITV each morning and not simply appearing as herself, a tax tribunal judge has ruled.

The presenter of the magazine show Lorraine “presents a persona of herself”, Judge Jennifer Dean ruled, and as such can be described as a “theatrical artist”, meaning payments to an agent were allowed as a tax deductible expense.

“We did not accept that Ms Kelly simply appeared as herself; we were satisfied that Ms Kelly presents a persona of herself,” Deans ruling stated.

TFW when youve just won a £1.2m tax case but youre feeling typecast in the role and want to hand over to a new actor but are never, ever going to be allowed to stop playing a cheery upbeat character. pic.twitter.com/zYLyqmK12T

— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 21, 2019

We have a feeling this one is going to run and run. But just for starters, here are 9 of our favourite responses so far.

1.

Whoah, this is some super post-modern shit. https://t.co/LHYVoQMQoi

— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) March 21, 2019

2.

actually lorraine kelly is the name of the scientist

— Sarah Dempster (@Dempster2000) March 21, 2019

3.

I think its time for a black actor to be given a try as Lorraine Kelly. Itll upset plenty of hardline fans wholl say its not canon, but times change

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Id go for Scarlett Johansson

— Mrs Gladys Steptoe (@GladysSteptoe) March 21, 2019

4.

And the BAFTA goes to…

Lorraine Kelly for her role as Lorraine Kelly on Lorraine Kelly pic.twitter.com/A0ZQz4M5VB

— shane telford. (@MrShaneReaction) March 20, 2019

I preferred it when Sean Connery played Lorraine Kelly. This one is nothing like what Fleming intended Lorraine Kelly to be like. I think Idris Elba should play Lorraine Kelly next.

— James Rice (@RiceJ78) March 21, 2019

5.

I faked an orgasm once, does that mean Im now an actress who doesnt need to pay taxes? #LorraineKelly

— Rachel Hawkins (@ourrachblogs) March 21, 2019

6.

Wondering if I can get a rebate due to the telephone voice Ive put on for over 20 years

— Carla Mayers (@Azul_76) March 21, 2019

7.

So thats why she says everything is “really, really great”. Shes acting. Now it all becomes clear.

— Rachel Hawkins (@ourrachblogs) March 21, 2019

8.

I do not appear at work as myself but as a person who acts interested. Can i not pay my taxes also?

— Rose Biscuit ( No time Olympic medal winner) (@Rose_Read More

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