The 59-year-old admitted that she never takes her bra off – not even in bed.
“I don’t feel right when I take my bra off,” she revealed on her on her eponymous show. “I feel weird. I take my make-up off and scrape my hair up but my bra remains.”
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A large amount of viewers found the television presenter’s admission strange, and shared their opinion on Twitter.
#lorrainekelly re bra I cant wait to get mine off the minute I get home .
— Lisa (@Lisa73059088) March 28, 2019
— GymBunnie💖 (@jackiehandleyva) March 28, 2019
@reallorraine surely there is no greater pleasure than taking your bra off when you get home. XX
— Brenda Roberts (@Brrrenda) March 27, 2019
My bra comes off as soon as I know I’m in for the night
— Rachael (@rachea1) March 27, 2019
It’s the most uncomfortable feeling sleeping in a bra 😖
— Leanne (@Leanne92061133) March 27, 2019
However, a select few were on board with the habit for various reasons.
@reallorraine in response to wearing your bra in bed 🤔🤔. Absolutely YES from me.. 😊😊
— Doreen Shepherd (@dimps26) March 28, 2019
I’ve slept in a bra for 57 years ! Still got a good pair of bangers !
— Let It Be (@LetItBe96222402) March 27, 2019
#lorrainekelly after I had breast cancer. I was advised to sleep in a bra. So on for me.
— Vicky Silver (@Vciky3) March 28, 2019
Kelly responded to the wealth of opinion’s surrounding “bra-gate” on today’s show, defending her habit.
She said: “I just don’t like being all loose,” later adding: ““[My boobs] are not bad for a lady of my age. I think wearing a bra has kept them perky.”
So how common is wearing a bra to bed? One in 10 women says they do this, according to research conducted by House of Fraser in collaboration with ITV and Against Breast Cancer.
Should you wear your bra to bed?
There are no medical grounds to determine whether or not you should sleep in your bra, according to the ‘Lorraine’ show’s resident medic Dr. Hilary Jones.
He told Kelly: “There is nothing to suggest there is any medical benefit or disadvantage… I can imagine why some women, for comfort, would keep a bra on at night. But, there is no other reason. When you are standing, there is a gravitational pull and things can go south, but when you are in bed, you are horizontal and nothing should be happening.”
While in the past there has been popular concern that wearing an underwired bra for extended periods of time might be linked to breast cancer risk, research has since concluded there is no truth in this.
If you do feel the need to sleep in a bra, representatives from lingerie brand Panache advise you should opt for a non-wired kind.
“It may be that fuller busted ladies may have a preference to wear a non-wired, non-restrictive bra and we would recommend styles such as our Andorra non-wired or our non-wired sports bra as this will be more comfortable,” according to the brand’s Head of Technical, Jo Bingley, and Head of Innovation, Clare Robertson.
“It is often a matter of preference for ladies to keep their breasts in place whilst they sleep.
“We would not recommend a fuller busted lady to wear her under-wired supportive bra in bed as it would be very restrictive and she would feel too constricted. “