Lorraine (TV programme)

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The shows current logo (2014-)
Presented by Lorraine Kelly
(Full List)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Editor(s) Sue Walton
Location(s) The London Studios,
London, England, United Kingdom
Running time 55 minutes
(including adverts)
Production company(s) ITV Breakfast
(ITV Studios)
Original channel ITV (ITV Breakfast slot)
UTV Ireland
Original release 6 September 2010 (2010-09-06) – present
Preceded by GMTV with Lorraine
Related shows
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Lorraine is the early weekday morning, lifestyle and entertainment show for ITV, presented by Lorraine Kelly. ITV Breakfast produces Lorraine, which airs every weekday from 08:30 until 09:25, following Good Morning Britain. The programme replaced Kelly's previous show, GMTV with Lorraine.


Each day the presenter gives an introduction into what's coming up on the show, before discussing the main stories from the morning's newspapers. Sometimes this is replaced by a showbiz update from Dan Wootton and a Los Angeles update from Ross King. The show's first guests tend to be interviewed next. The chef who is appearing that week then cooks their dish for the day. Throughout the show more guests are interviewed as well as regulars such as Mark Heyes and Dr. Hilary appear with Fashion and Health slots respectively. The competition that runs on Good Morning Britain also appears throughout the show. The programme is sponsored by cloth company Plenty. Previous sponsors have included Lea and Perrins, Weetabix, Garnier, Actimel, Spar and Jergens Naturals.[1]


The first edition of Lorraine aired on Monday 6 September 2010. A preview on Daybreak revealed the new studio look as spacious and coloured in a variety of pastel hues and decorative motifs dominated by pink. The sofa for the presenter and guests was pink and arranged in a semicircle around a central internally lit coffee table similar to that used for Daybreak. Lorraine's first guest was actress Gemma Arterton. The first programme also featured an interview with Sky News reporter Sarah Parish[2] and a recipe by TV chef James Tanner while Celia Walden[3] and Kevin Maguire[4] reviewed the morning's newspapers.


Role Year
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Main Anchor Lorraine Kelly
Deputy Anchor Various Kate Garraway Fiona Phillips
Newsreader Tasmin Lucia Khan Ranvir Singh Various

On 31 August 2010 it was announced that Lorraine Kelly would be contracted to present the programme from Monday to Thursday whilst a guest presenter would appear each Friday and her absence.[5]

On 30 May 2011, Los Angeles correspondent Ross King presented a pre-recorded edition of Lorraine from LA. This happened again on 7 May 2012.

Lorraine Kelly was unable to present the show due to a horse accident on 21 February 2012, guest presenters then presented her show instead,[6][7] and after recovering she returned on 16 April 2012. Guest presenters during this time included Helen Fospero, Jackie Brambles, Nadia Sawalha and Fiona Phillips.

On 28 August 2012 it was understood Kelly would now additionally present sister programme Daybreak from Monday to Thursday,[8][9][10] with Kate Garraway her deputy[11] and presenting in place of Kelly each Friday.[12]

In February 2014 it was announced that Lorraine Kelly would present Lorraine five days a week. Kate Garraway left Lorraine as host of Friday shows on 25 April 2014 as Lorraine Kelly committed to hosting Lorraine five days-a-week, including the Friday morning shows. This change took place on 28 April 2014. It was then confirmed that Kelly would be moving to Lorraine full-time once Good Morning Britain had launched, following the launch ITV revamped the show following the start of Good Morning Britain.

In 2015, guest presenters were Gaby Roslin and Fiona Phillips.[13]



See also: Daybreak

On ITV's previous breakfast show, Daybreak, there was a preview of the day's edition of Lorraine on each day at around 07:30 with a chat between the programmes' hosts prior to a handover at 08:30. This preview was originally shown at 08:15 but was moved to an earlier slot in March 2011. On 30 November 2010, Daybreak co-presenter Adrian Chiles wore a kilt and made an on-screen visit to the Lorraine studio to congratulate Lorraine Kelly on her birthday and mark St Andrew's Day. On 20 July 2011, Lorraine was presented from the Daybreak studio due to technical problems.

Good Morning Britain[edit]

After Daybreak ended on 25 April 2014, its replacement Good Morning Britain began the following Monday (28 April 2014), as a result Lorraine now follows Good Morning Britain. Each day there is a preview of the Lorraine show on Good Morning Britain at 08:15.


Episodes are broadcast from Monday-Friday from 08:30-09:25 each day. The show also airs on Bank Holidays and during school holidays.

Lorraine was not broadcast on the following occasions:

  • On 29 April 2011, Lorraine was not broadcast because of the ITV coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
  • From 9 September 2011 until 21 October 2011, Lorraine was not broadcast on occasions, this is due to the ITV Sport produced coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
  • From 26–30 December 2011, 2 January 2012, 24-28 December 2012, and 31 December 2012 – 4 January 2013, Daybreak and Lorraine were both not broadcast, instead CITV and films were broadcast during the ITV Breakfast timeslot.
  • On 5 June 2012, Lorraine was not broadcast because of the ITV coverage of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
  • There was no episode of Lorraine on 19 September 2014 due to the Scottish Referendum. An extended Good Morning Britain was broadcast until 10am. Lorraine did feature reporting from her home city of Dundee, though.
  • There was no episode of "Lorraine" on 8 May 2015 due to the 2015 General Election Results. An extended Good Morning Britain was broadcast until 9:25am. Lorraine did report from Glasgow instead.
  • Lorraine was presented from the Good Morning Britain studio instead of the main studio on 14 May 2015 because of industrial action by staff at ITV
  • Lorraine was delayed and shortened on the 4th August 2015, due to a fire alarm being set off at the studios, Good Morning Britain was forced to end early too. The start of the programme was replaced with highlights of Lorraine's 30 Years in Breakfast Television.

Special episodes[edit]

On 9 December 2010, Lorraine was presented live from the set of Coronation Street in Manchester to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary. From 27–31 December 2010, Lorraine was pre-recorded, with Kelly presenting links to items from previous transmissions. On 8 September 2011, Kelly presented a pre-recorded special on the September 11 attacks in New York to mark the ten-year anniversary.

Studio set[edit]

On 20 July 2011, Lorraine was presented from the Daybreak studio due to technical problems with a commercial break inserted in place of the handover to allow for the changeover.

From 3 September 2012, the studio set was refreshed to reflect the warmer colour scheme of the new logo and graphics. The previously pink sofa was now orange, along with the orange coloured lighting with illuminated the previously frosted/pastel panels of the backdrop.

In 2014, Kelly hosted Lorraine from a new look studio and a refresh in graphics to coincide with the launch of Good Morning Britain on 28 April 2014.

On 20 October 2014, Lorraine was briefly taken off air after a fire alarm forced its occupants to evacuate the studio on London's South Bank. Kelly was about to interview eliminated X Factor contestant Stephanie Nala when they were interrupted by the alarm at 09:10 GMT. A spokeswoman for Lorraine said: "An alarm was raised within ITV this morning and the area was immediately evacuated. Once it had been investigated and deemed safe, people were able to re-enter the building." Lorraine Kelly wrote to fans on Twitter: "So sorry. We had to evacuate the building. First time in 30 years!"[14][15][16] The Fire Alarm later went off again on the 4th August 2015, ending Good Morning Britain early, and the first 15 minutes of Lorraine being replaced by highlights of the 30 years in Bteakfast Television edition of the programme

On 1 December 2014, the Lorraine studio was used for Phillip Schofield's 24 Hour TV Marathon, the main furniture was removed and replaced with a red sofa in the far corner, where the table and chairs would normally be.


The programme has had four different logos since it began airing in 2010.


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