Lorraine Kelly CBE is a Scottish television presenter, journalist and author, best known for her ITV show, Lorraine.
Born in Glasgow, Lorraine joined her local weekly newspaper The East Kilbride News aged seventeen. In 1983, she joined BBC Scotland as a researcher and a year later she became TVam’s Scottish correspondent covering stories like the Piper Alpha disaster and the Lockerbie bombing and went on to co-host the show.
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Lorraine is best known for her weekday show on ITV and has also hosted and presented many other TV programmes including The Last Leg, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, The STV Children’s Appeal, Wedding Day Winners, Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly, Have I Got News For You and The Paul O’Grady Show. She has also appeared as a guest on shows as diverse as Question Time and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In 2006 she won the RTS Award for the best presenter and in 2008 was awarded a “people’s choice” Scottish BAFTA. In addition to her television work, Lorraine continues to write weekly columns for The Sun and Hello!
During 2019, Lorraine celebrated both her 35th year in television and 60th birthday. In addition, she published Shine, ‘a guide to making every day a brighter one’. This year sees Lorraine return to Dunblane for a special documentary for ITV, 25 years on from the tragic incident
Lorraine has recently collaborated with Tails.com and has previously worked with Wayfair, JD Williams and Dove.
Her two fitness DVD’s – Lorraine Kelly: Living to the Max and Lorraine Kelly: Brand New You, have gone straight to the top of the charts.
Lorraine was elected Rector of Dundee University in 2004 – 2007, and was invited to be Honorary Colonel of the Black Watch Cadets in June 2009. In 2019 she was awarded the title of National Honorary Colonel of the Army Cadet Force (ACF).
She has run the London marathon three times and the New York marathon once and takes part in the 26 miles “Moonwalk” every year; raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.
She is a keen charity supporter and is a patron of Help for Heroes and the STV Children’s Appeal.
In 2012, Lorraine was awarded the OBE, for services to charity and the armed forces, by HM The Queen at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. In 2020, Lorraine also received a CBE for services to broadcasting, journalism and charity.
Lorraine lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Steve, daughter Rosie and alongside the loveable Angus. She is an avid Dundee United supporter.