Alison Hammond has revealed she has stopped flirting with celebrity guests on This Morning because she fears it is no longer seen as appropriate.
The host, 48, has long been known for her playful interview style, and even “married” Dwayne The Rock Johnson during one of their chats.
However, Alison has now revealed that she has toned down her interview style in recent years because she wants to be ‘more careful’.
Speak with The mirrorshe also joked that she’s ‘not to blame’ for Hugh Jackman’s recent split from wife Deborra-Lee Furness after their own flirty interviews in the past.
“Things aren’t going well in the Jackman camp, but that’s not my fault… I feel sorry for him because he’s had a very long marriage, but I just love that man,” she said.
Speaking: Alison Hammond has revealed she has stopped flirting with celebrity guests on This Morning because she fears it is no longer seen as appropriate (pictured on This Morning)
Cheeky! Speaking to The Mirror, she also joked that she is ‘not responsible’ for Hugh Jackman’s recent split from wife Deborra-Lee Furness after their own brutal conversations in the past
‘He’s one of those guys who gives an interview 100%. We flirted so many times, but nowadays you can’t flirt anymore, you have to be careful.’
Alison and Hugh’s interviews have gone viral several times. The first time was in 2017, when they shared a bottle of bubbly and fed each other olives.
Reflecting on the chat, she said: ‘I’ve done so many interviews with Hugh, so I thought, ‘Let’s go on a date.’ Then I pulled this sheet off and there were these olives and he started feeding me them with a cocktail stick.
“I have gaping teeth and the stick got stuck so we had to stop filming to get it out.”
At the time, the Wolverine actor said that Alison was his favorite person to interview with and that he isn’t retiring anytime soon, so they can definitely have more moments like this together.
Hugh got the chance to flirt with Alison again in 2019 while doing press for The Man The Music The Show tour.
After previously admitting she was in love and on a date, Alison said: ‘The last time we went on a date I thought we had something special…
“Obviously we’ve had Valentine’s Day, and you’re six days late – look here – I’ve got wilted roses, the champagne had to go…” you’re six days late!’ Hugh felt flirty and said, “I promise you love my way. Can you accept that or not…?’
Natural flirt: The Wolverine actor said at the time that Alison was his favorite person to interview
Hugh and Deborra-Lee shocked fans when they announced they were divorcing in September.
“We are blessed to have had a beautiful, loving marriage together for almost three decades. Our journey is now changing and we have decided to part ways to pursue our individual growth,” the couple said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
‘Our family is and will remain our highest priority. We undertake this next chapter with gratitude, love and kindness. We greatly appreciate your understanding in respecting our privacy as our family goes through this transition.”
The couple tied the knot in 1996 after crossing paths on the set of Correlli in 1995.
Over the course of their marriage, they adopted two children: son Oscar, 23, and daughter Ava, 18.
Hugh isn’t the only one who has fallen for Alison’s charms.
Hollywood stars Harrison Ford, Dwayne Johnson and Michael Buble have all succumbed to her humor.
The Birmingham-born presenter’s career has blossomed during her time in television with her new role as co-host on The Great British Bake Off and has reportedly been tipped to become Holly Willoughby’s replacement on This Morning.