This Morning’s Josie Gibson leaves Rupert Friend in stitches as she reveals Star Wars nickname

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Josie Gibson left Sienna Miller and Rupert Friend in stitches after she revealed she was called ‘Lobey-Wan Kenobi’ at school because she ‘had fat earlobes’.

The chat show host, 37, was speaking with the actress and the Homeland star, both 40, on Wednesday’s This Morning when she made the hysterical revelation.

Actor Rupert, 40, spoke about starring in upcoming TV series Obi-Wan Kenobi as the sinister Grand Inquisitor, who is hunting down Jedis who have survived Order 66. 

Amusing: Josie Gibson left Sienna Miller, Rupert Friend and Vernon Kay in stitches after she revealed she was called ‘Lobey-Wan Kenobi’ at school because she ‘had fat earlobes’

After he spoke about his role alongside Ewan McGregor in the latest Star Wars instalment, Josie offered up her own tale about her links to the franchise.

Josie said: ‘They used to call me Lobey-Wan Kenobi at school because my earlobes were so fat! They were massive. You’ve got Obi-Wan Kenobi but I was Lobey-Wan Kenobi.’

Rupert, Sienna and Josie’s co-host Vernon Kay burst into fits of laughter at her surprising revelation, with Rupert saying: ‘Well it’s nice to meet you Lobey.’

And Josie sent the trio into further hysterics when she added: ‘Every time I see Obi-Wan Kenobi it always reminds me of my fat earlobes.’

Nickname: The chat show host, 37, was speaking with the actress and the Homeland star, both 40, on Wednesday's This Morning when she made the hysterical revelation

Nickname: The chat show host, 37, was speaking with the actress and the Homeland star, both 40, on Wednesday’s This Morning when she made the hysterical revelation

Franchise: Actor Rupert, 40, spoke about starring in TV series Obi-Wan Kenobi as the sinister Grand Inquisitor, when Josie revealed her hilarious Star Wars themed school nickname

Franchise: Actor Rupert, 40, spoke about starring in TV series Obi-Wan Kenobi as the sinister Grand Inquisitor, when Josie revealed her hilarious Star Wars themed school nickname

The amusing moment came as Sienna and Rupert appeared on the ITV chat show to promote their new Netflix drama Anatomy Of A Scandal.

Based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan, Anatomy Of A Scandal follows Sophie Whitehouse (Sienna) and her husband James (Rupert Friend), a minister accused of sexually assaulting a young political aide named Olivia (Naomi Scott).

Sophie ultimately believes her husband is innocent but QC Kate Woodcraft (Michelle) is equally convinced of his guilt.

Their chat show appearance comes after Sienna opened up about her struggles with anxiety and childhood fame on The One Show on Tuesday.

New venture: The amusing moment came as Sienna and Rupert appeared on the ITV chat show to promote their new Netflix drama Anatomy Of A Scandal

Plot: Anatomy Of A Scandal follows Sophie Whitehouse (Sienna) and her husband James (Rupert Friend), a minister accused of sexually assaulting a young political aide

Plot: Anatomy Of A Scandal follows Sophie Whitehouse (Sienna) and her husband James (Rupert Friend), a minister accused of sexually assaulting a young political aide

Sienna first rose to prominence as a model and then secured overnight fame after starring in 2004 film Layer Cake alongside Daniel Craig and Tom Hardy.

Speaking about being propelled to fame at the age of 21, Sienna admitted that the experience was ‘anxiety inducing’ and let to her feeling ‘out of control’.

‘Early experiences of fame are definitely anxiety-inducing and just feeling completely out of control of your life, really,’ she said. 

The model admitted that she found it very ‘overwhelming’ at the time and said it let to her making the ‘wrong’ decisions to navigate the world of fame.

Anxiety: It comes after Sienna opened up about her struggles with anxiety and childhood fame after being propelled to fame starring alongside Daniel Craig in 2004 film Layer Cake

Anxiety: It comes after Sienna opened up about her struggles with anxiety and childhood fame after being propelled to fame starring alongside Daniel Craig in 2004 film Layer Cake

Her comments come after she recently broke her silence on her recent split with fiancé Lucas Zwirner. 

Having suffered three widely-reported failed engagements, she called off plans to marry Lucas, 30, last year and has now opened up on the matter. 

She told DuJour magazine: ‘I obviously have a lot of experience of kind of becoming well-known at a time when the tabloids really had all the power and the individual had very little.

‘Anybody could really write anything. It was a real frenzy. A fever pitch of craziness.’

The Hollywood star got engaged to her third husband-to-be, Lucas, in January 2020 after a just year of dating – however they would later part ways.

Break-up: Elsewhere, Sienna split from her third fiancé Lucas Zwirner in September 2020 (pictured together in May 2019) - it was claimed that it was Sienna's decision to call it a day

Break-up: Elsewhere, Sienna split from her third fiancé Lucas Zwirner in September 2020 (pictured together in May 2019) – it was claimed that it was Sienna’s decision to call it a day

She continued: ‘I’ve dealt with very public heartbreak. I was never somebody who dreamt of getting married. I’ve been engaged a few times, but I’ve never been married.’ 

Now in a relationship with Burberry model Oli Green, 25, she claimed to be ‘quite shy’ and not somebody who goes on dates. 

Oli recently entered the acting world with roles in US soap opera The Bold And The Beautiful as well as featuring in a Justin Theroux film, The Mosquito Coast.

The rising star has been modelling for much longer and was the face of a Burberry 2018 campaign and has also modelled for high-street retailer GAP.

Cute: Now in a relationship with Burberry model Oli Green, 25, Sienna claimed to be 'quite shy' and not somebody who goes on dates (pictured in March)

Cute: Now in a relationship with Burberry model Oli Green, 25, Sienna claimed to be ‘quite shy’ and not somebody who goes on dates (pictured in March)



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