49 Facts About Lorraine Kelly


Lorraine Kelly was born on 30 November 1959 and is a Scottish television presenter and journalist.


Lorraine Kelly has presented various television shows for ITV, including Good Morning Britain, GMTV, This Morning, Daybreak, The Sun Military Awards, STV Children's Appeal, and her eponymous programme Lorraine.


Lorraine Kelly was born on 30 November 1959 and lived in the Gorbals area of Glasgow until she was two.


Lorraine Kelly spent the first few years of her life in Glasgow before the family moved to East Kilbride where she attended Claremont High School.


Lorraine Kelly turned down a university place to study English and Russian in favour of a job on the East Kilbride News, her local newspaper, and then joined BBC Scotland as a researcher in 1983.


Lorraine Kelly moved to TV-am as an on-screen reporter covering Scottish news in 1984.


In early October 1984, Lorraine Kelly joined TV-am as Scotland Correspondent.

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In January 1993, Lorraine Kelly helped launch GMTV by presenting a range of programmes.


In June 1994, Lorraine Kelly went on maternity leave, but shortly afterwards she was sacked from the main presenting roles, she returned in November 1994 to do a mother and baby slot.


Lorraine moved for the first time into the main GMTV studio, instead of Kelly having her own part of the studio to host from.


On 9 July 2010, as well as the announcement that GMTV had been axed to make way for Daybreak, it was revealed that Kelly's new programme Lorraine would replace GMTV with Lorraine.


On 15 July 2010, Lorraine Kelly presented her last show before leaving.


In 2011, Lorraine Kelly presented the ITV series Children's Hospital, and was a guest presenter on the BBC Two series Never Mind the Buzzcocks in series 25.


Lorraine Kelly provides voice-over and narration on the CBeebies show Raa Raa the Noisy Lion.


On 4 May 2012, it was confirmed that Kelly would take over from Christine Bleakley as presenter on Lorraine's sister programme Daybreak.


Lorraine Kelly co-hosted the programme with Aled Jones from Monday to Thursday, with Kate Garraway co-hosting on Fridays.


In 2014, Lorraine Kelly made a cameo appearance in an episode of Birds of a Feather.


On 19 September 2014, Lorraine Kelly reported from Dundee on Good Morning Britain on the Scottish independence result.


On 13 April 2016, Lorraine Kelly guest presented an episode of This Morning with Rylan Clark-Neal.


In 2018, Lorraine Kelly co-presented Wedding Day Winners with Rob Beckett.


Lorraine Kelly hosted the annual Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards in 2005 and 2006 for STV.


Lorraine Kelly hosted the 2014 and 2015 Hogmanay Party which aired on New Year's Eve just before midnight and after Midnight.


Lorraine Kelly made two appearances of the STV Glasgow talk show The Riverside Show and one appearance on the late-night talk show The Late Show with Ewen Cameron which runs across all STV channels.


Lorraine Kelly appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank in 2001.


Lorraine Kelly presented Liquid News, the spin-off Liquid Eurovision and became the national spokeswoman for the United Kingdom during the collation of votes at the Eurovision Song Contest, in both 2003 and 2004, replacing the long-serving Colin Berry.

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Lorraine Kelly was parodied by Dawn French in the TV sitcom Absolutely Fabulous as a stereotypical daytime TV news reporter for series 1 in 1992, this role was reprised for the film in 2016.


Lorraine Kelly has made several appearances on Have I Got News for You including appearances as guest presenter.


From 2004, Lorraine Kelly co-presented This Morning with Phillip Schofield, on Mondays and Fridays, to allow Fern Britton to spend more time with her family, but she left in March 2006.


Lorraine Kelly guest hosted an episode of The Friday Night Project on Channel 4.


Lorraine Kelly guest hosted The New Paul O'Grady Show and returned three other times from 2006 to 2008, owing to sheer popularity.


Lorraine Kelly hosted the annual Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards in 2005 and 2006 for STV.


Lorraine Kelly has made acting appearances in the Scottish sitcom Still Game and the soap opera River City.


Lorraine Kelly writes weekly columns for The Sun and The Sunday Post.


Lorraine Kelly was announced as the first Agony Aunt for the Royal Air Force's fortnightly RAF News on 7 October 2009.


Lorraine Kelly is a patron of the Human Rights advocacy, information and advice charity POhWER.


About being a patron, Lorraine Kelly commented: 'I am proud to be a Patron of POhWER, a charity which helps people to find their voice, make their case, get the care and support they need and see wrongs put right'.


Lorraine Kelly is a patron of the British charity Help for Heroes.


Lorraine Kelly is an Honorary Patron of The Courtyard, Herefordshire's Centre for the Arts.


Lorraine Kelly has been an ambassador and presenter for STV Children's Appeal since its creation in 2011.


Lorraine Kelly became an ambassador for the charity Sightsavers in 2011.


Lorraine Kelly was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to charity and the armed forces and was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting, journalism and charity.


On 16 November 2014, Lorraine Kelly received a special Scottish BAFTA award honouring her 30-year television career.


Lorraine Kelly has been described by Attitude as "one of Britain's cult gay icons".


Between 1993 and 2005, Lorraine Kelly lived at Cookham Dean in Berkshire, on the Thames west of London, with her husband, Steve Smith, a television cameraman, who she married in 1992.


Lorraine Kelly previously lived in Broughty Ferry, Dundee until she moved to Bourne End, Buckinghamshire in December 2017 as she found commuting back and forth was not working.

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Lorraine Kelly has described herself as an 'adopted Dundonian' and despite moving away, she considers Dundee to be a place that she will always call home.


Lorraine Kelly was born to a Catholic mother and a Protestant father, but she is an outspoken critic of Catholic schools in Scotland and has called for an end to them saying they were a cause of trouble in society, and prolonged the "scandal of sectarianism".


Lorraine Kelly has been a fan of the Scottish football team Dundee United since 1987 after being taken to a game by her now-husband.


In 2018, Lorraine Kelly spoke of her experiences with the menopause, and encouraged other women to speak about it.