Viewers were over the moon when Dionne Warwick made an appearance on Good Morning Britain but she boldly called out Kate Garraway after a brief mention of her age.

Despite her best intentions when mentioning her age, Kate Garraway sparked a hint of frustration in Dionne Warwick.

The legendary singer, 83, spoke to the Good Morning Britain host and her co-star Richard Madeley this Thursday, May 2, as she spoke about her long-lasting career in the spotlight and her upcoming projects as she continues to perform at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival until May 6.

Kate and Richard were in awe during their conversation with the Walk On By singer who has inspired multiple generations – including Doja Cat who sampled the hitmaker for her own song, Paint The Town Red. But in a bid to avoid offending the star, Kate Garraway’s politeness was quickly dismissed.

“You shouldn’t mention a woman’s age but you’re in your eighties”, the presenter began before being cut off by an amused, albeit slightly frustrated, Dionne. “I’m 83. You can say I’m 83”, she interjected. Kate replied: “83 and looking fabulous”, before letting the discussion continue.

ITV viewers noted that Dionne Warwick seemed to lose patience with Kate Garraway and Richard Madeley this Thursday (

Much like Kate and Richard, ITV viewers were happy to see Dionne doing well and swarmed over to X, formerly known as Twitter: “How nice to see Dionne Warwick on GMB”, one notably said. But TV fans couldn’t help but notice the singer had seemingly lost patience with the hosts as the interview went on.

“Dionne Warwick looking like there’s a thousand things she rather be doing than speaking with Richard Madeley”, one amused viewer penned. “Completely ignored by the great Dionne Warwick”, another quipped, adding a crying laughing emoji. However, a third social media user was shocked as they commented: “Why are they having so much trouble pronouncing Dionne Warwick’s name?”

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This isn’t the first time the ex-Masked Singer contestant experiences awkwardness on the set of the breakfast staple. Back in 2017, the soul legend had another tense encounter with Kate’s Good Morning Britain co-star Susanna Reid. It all began when she point blank refused to answer the presenter’s questions about her late cousin, and fellow legendary singer, Whitney Houston, who died of a heart attack in a hotel bathtub in February, 2012.

“We’re not going to discuss that, OK? That’s a bygone conclusion. We’re not discussing that, we’re here to discuss Dot Com”, Dionne firmly stated at the time. “Let’s do that.” Things only got worse as Susanna tried to explain her question with the release of a documentary centred around Whitney. But Dionne had furiously doubled down.

“I would just rather- first of all, it’s a very personal thing, and why would you guys even want to continue to hurt me? Because that does hurt.” She’d then added: “Let’s just leave it there and go on to talking about Dot Com.”

Susanna tried to ease tensions by sympathising with the singer’s decision but the harm was already for Dionne, who remained angry. “Can we leave it there?” she insisted, prompting Susanna and co-host Ben Shephard to apologise to her.

“Well, I’m sorry that that hurts and you’re absolutely right,” said Susanna, while Ben went on: “That wasn’t our intention, Dionne, so apologies for that.”