Question Time audience member is an actress from Coronation Street

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Viewers were left outraged after discovering that a BBC Question Time audience member, that grilled Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson, is an actress that has appeared in BBC productions.

Kate Rutter played Sister Betty in His Dark Materials on BBC One and the character of Ann in 2016 film I, Daniel Blake. The film was co-produced by the BBC's film production arm, BBC Films.

During tonight's programme, Ms Rutter, who was introduced as 'the woman in the red jacket', asked Miss Swinson: 'You talk about the Lib Dems as a viable alternative to Labour or the Tories. 

Viewers were left outraged after discovering that a BBC Question Time audience member that grilled Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson is an actress that has appeared in BBC productions

Kate Rutter played Ann in 2016 film I, Daniel Blake. The film was co-produced by the BBC's film production arm, BBC Films

Viewers were left outraged after discovering that a BBC Question Time audience member that grilled Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson is an actress that has appeared in BBC productions

'I would just like to ask you, with 14 million UK citizens now living in poverty, do you regret consistently voting with the Conservatives in favour of harsh and uncaring benefit cuts?'

After the Liberal Democrat leader responds, host Fiona Bruce asks Ms Rutter: 'Does that satisfy you?'

The actress who played characters D.S. Beckett, Suzie Forrester and Jo Marsh on ITV's Coronation Street, replied: 'Not at all, not in the slightest bit. You are still going to keep the Universal Credit which everybody knows is not working at all.

'The Labour party has made it absolutely clear that they are going to get rid of Universal Credit and quite right.

Kate Rutter played Sister Betty in His Dark Materials on BBC One and the character of Ann in 2016 film 'I, Daniel Blake'. The film was co-produced by the BBC's film production arm, BBC Films

Kate Rutter played Sister Betty in His Dark Materials on BBC One and the character of Ann in 2016 film 'I, Daniel Blake'. The film was co-produced by the BBC's film production arm, BBC Films

'And I can't honestly say that I could ever trust, after what happened in Sheffield,

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