Rayner said: “I mean, he might watch it on catch-up, some of us do, some of us have our dinner at different times.”
She later added: “Now if Jeremy Corbyn watches it on catch-up the next morning that’s fine. I watch the Queen’s Speech, sometimes I watch it at 3pm, sometimes I’m in the middle of dinner and I watch it on catch-up, that’s quite normal behaviour for most people.”
Pressed that he did not say he watched it on catch-up the following morning she replied: “He said he watched it in the morning… He did not say he watched it in the morning on Christmas Day, he said he watched it in the morning.”
She added: “Most people on Christmas Day, depending on what happens, are normally very busy with their family, they do watch the Queen’s Speech, they might watch it exactly at 3pm, they might watch it a bit later. Now Jeremy Corbyn said he watches the Queen’s Speech in the morning, that doesn’t mean to say he watches it on Christmas Day morning, he said he watched it in the morning. He also said he visits a homeless shelter, which he does and he does do that and he said he spends time with his family.”
She later said: “I can’t tell you what Jeremy does on Christmas morning, Jeremy can tell you that.”
Rayner also talked to Ben and Susanna about Labour's plans to increase pay for school teachers and expressed her concerns over the future of the NHS if the Conservatives win the General Election.