So as they walked down the “red carpet” (pavement) and chatted to people at the barriers during their public appearance in Nottingham, Hammond did her best to attract his attention.
“Harry, come and get warmed up by me!” she yelled. “You’re live on This Morning, Harry!”
Harry made awkward eye contact – but clearly decided this was one interview he could skip.
As Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes urged her on from the studio (“don’t give up!”), Hammond thrust a microphone in his face and forced him to actually swerve her advances. That’s not an exaggeration: there was a literal, physical swerve.