To get to the bottom of whatever was happening with Payne’s vocal chords, Good Morning Britain today enlisted the help of Dialect Coach Expert Elspeth Morrison to try and figure out what Payne was aiming for.
Morrison said she detected a bit of Irish, Welsh, American, “something European and definitely alien”.
“He was all over the place,” she remarked, before listing examples of words he said in vastly different accents."
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Commenting on Morrison’s analysis, Madeley said: “It’s true, people’s accents do change. I saw an old clip of me on Yorkshire television about 30 years ago or more… and I was talking like ‘that’”, pronouncing “that” in an old RP-sounding way.
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