Lorraine Viewers baffled by John Barrowman, a well-known actor, singer, author, and recent I’m A Celeb contestant, change his well-known extravagant, obnoxious American accent to a rough, hard to understand, Scottish accent.
If, like me, you had NO idea that John Barrowman was originally from Glasgow you would’ve definitely been just as uncomfortable watching him settle so well into doing, what I thought, was an amazing impression of a Scottish accent.
But nevertheless, apparently it was not another talent of his popping out of the woodwork, he is actually from Glasgow and speaks ‘Scottish’ to other Scottish people, and ‘American’ to everyone else.
Viewers began to express their shock on Twitter during the interview with Lorraine.
People just learning John Barrowman is Scottish. pic.twitter.com/tStpYnE0Bi
— Louise ☀️ (@louisestreff) January 24, 2019
Why is John Barrowman taking with a Scottish accent to Lorraine?
And more to the point, why am I watching Lorraine?
— Timmy Yee Ha! (@_John_Smith1967) January 24, 2019
John Barrowman went on to explain his weird change in identity, reinstating the fact that he is from Glasgow and moved to America when he was a kid. Here’s his reason to why he change accent as a boy.
People either loved it, or thought it was a load of bollox, and honestly, I still have no idea what to think of it.
John Barrowman talks Scottish to anyone who’s Scottish – how fake and pretentious #Lorraine
— John Green (@J_P_Green) January 24, 2019
I LOVE JOHN BARROWMAN hes on lorraine doing his scottish accent, ugh what a man
— niamh ? (@dodieandtea) January 24, 2019
John then got a tad frustrated at the questions, shouting at the camera (in a half and half Scot/American accent) “LEAVE ME ALONE, IT’S THE WAY I SPEAK.”
Apparently, this trait is called ‘bi-accented’. Not sure what to believe.
Watch the clip below.