Michelle Keegan appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to talk about her show Our Girl but during this appearance, presenters moved the conversation to another upcoming programme, Tina and Bobby.
The ITV drama is set to focus on the relationship between footballer Bobby Moore, who passed away in 1993, and his wife Tina.
Bobby was captain of West Ham United for over ten years and also captained the England team when they won the World Cup in 1966.
ITV drama Tina and Bobby will document their life together but a comment made by Michelle about that era has really annoyed people.
Host Louise Michin described them as one of the first celebrity couples and Michelle’s response was:
“Back in the 60s people didn’t really know anything about football.
“It wasn’t a major sport back then and Bobby and Tina were the first golden couple at the time.”
Considering England won the World Cup in 1966, you can see how her comment might anger some.
Understandably, people are annoyed and took to Twitter to air their views on Michelle’s faux pas.
Michelle Keegan on @BBCBreakfast: “In the 60’s, they weren’t that bothered about football”. Odd…I seem to recall us winning a World Cup.
— Miles Flitton (@milesflitton) September 5, 2016
Quote of the day on @BBCBreakfast …thanks Michelle Keegan for informing me football “wasn’t a major sport in the 60’s”
How daft I must be!
— Paul the Gardener (@ThegardenerPaul) September 5, 2016
Michelle Keegan on @BBCBreakfast “football wasn’t really that big or well known back in the 60’s” ????
— Hawaay61 (@Hawaay61) September 5, 2016
Michelle Keegan thinks football wasn’t a big sport in the 60’s when chatting Bobby/Tina Moore being celebrities! Bless her @BBCBreakfast
— Nigel Freelove (@nfreelove) September 5, 2016
“Back in the 60s people didn’t know much about football it wasn’t a major sport then” Michelle Keegan talking about her role as Tina Moore
— Ray (@Rayzor74) September 5, 2016
Tina was Bobby’s first wife and they were married in 1962.
They had two children, Dean and Roberta, but their marriage came to an end in 1984 and they divorced in 1986.
The ITV drama is set to air in the coming months.