|Born||30 November 1959|
Lorraine Kelly, ITV, including Good Morning Britain (1988–1992), GMTV (1993–2010), This Morning (2003–2005, 2016), Daybreak (2012–2014), The Sun Military Awards (2016–present), STV Children's Appeal (2016–present), and her eponymous programme Lorraine (2010–present).(born 30 November 1959) is a Scottish journalist and television presenter. She has presented various television shows for
Kelly was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to charity and was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting, journalism and charity.
Kelly was born in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. She has Irish ancestry. Her father, John, worked as a television repairman. She spent the first few years of her life in Glasgow before the family moved to East Kilbride where she attended Claremont High School. She 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. She moved to TV-am as an on-screen reporter covering Scottish news in 1984.
In early October 1984, Kelly joined TV-am as Scotland Correspondent. On the back of her coverage of the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster in Lockerbie, in July 1989, Kelly presented TV-am's Summer Sunday programme with chief reporter Geoff Meade.
1993–2010: GMTV, Talk Radio
In January 1993, Kelly helped launch GMTV by presenting a range of programmes. Her first job was presenting the new Top of the Morning. In March, when Fiona Armstrong walked out of the main GMTV show, Kelly moved to the main breakfast show with Eamonn Holmes. In June 1994, 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. This led to her becoming the presenter of Nine O'Clock Live. The show proved so popular that it was moved to the earlier 08:35 slot, retitled Lorraine Live.
In Autumn 2000, as GMTV rebranded to GMTV Today, Kelly's show changed its name to LK Today. As part of the later rebrand that took place in 2009, the show again changed its title to GMTV with Lorraine, to coincide with GMTV Today changing back to GMTV. Lorraine moved for the first time into the main GMTV studio, instead of Kelly having her own part of the studio to host from. In April 2010, to make GMTV's programming more consistent, GMTV with Lorraine began airing all year round, instead of breaking during school holidays, with guest presenters.
According to the Sunday Mirror, in 2007, Kelly was prevented from appearing in an advertising campaign for Asda as GMTV managing director Clive Crouch felt that such a move would create more bad publicity for GMTV, which had recently been fined £2 million by broadcasting regulator Ofcom for its misuse of premium-rate phone lines.
In November 2009, ITV plc took full control of the broadcaster after purchasing The Walt Disney Company's 25% share. On 9 July 2010, as well as the announcement that GMTV had been axed to make way for Daybreak, it was also revealed that Kelly's new programme Lorraine would replace GMTV with Lorraine. On 15 July 2010, Kelly presented her last show before leaving.
2010–present: Lorraine, Daybreak and other projects
In 2011, 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. She 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. She debuted on 3 September 2012. She co-hosted the programme with Aled Jones from Monday to Thursday, with Kate Garraway co-hosting on Fridays.
In February 2014, Kelly announced that she would leave Daybreak to focus on Lorraine which she began hosting five days a week from 28 April 2014. Daybreak was replaced by Good Morning Britain in April 2014. Lorraine would occasionally report for GMB whenever her show wasn't aired.
In 2014, Kelly made a cameo appearance in an episode of Birds of a Feather. On 19 September 2014, Kelly reported from Dundee on Good Morning Britain on the Scottish independence result. On 13 April 2016, Kelly guest presented an episode of This Morning with Rylan Clark-Neal.
Kelly presented a four-part series for Channel 5 called Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly. The series began airing on 10 May 2016. In 2018, Kelly co-presented Wedding Day Winners with Rob Beckett. The show aired on Saturday nights on BBC One. In May 2019, she made a cameo in Coronation Street. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she hosted her programme in the Good Morning Britain studio. “Good Morning Britain with Lorraine” had a more news-focused style to it, yet still featured interviews with celebrities, Hollywood updates from Ross King, and medical advice on the pandemic with Dr Hilary Jones. She returned to the Lorraine studio on 13 July.
Kelly hosted the 2014 and 2015 Hogmanay Party which aired on New Year's Eve just before midnight and after Midnight. Hogmanay Party didn't continue in 2016 instead Kelly hosted Lorraine Kelly's Hogmanay.
In 2019 she presented the gameshow The Cash Machine. Lorraine 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.
Other television work
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.
Kelly guest hosted an episode of The Friday Night Project on Channel 4. She also guest hosted The New Paul O'Grady Show and returned three other times from 2006 to 2008, owing to sheer popularity.
In 2010, Kelly filmed a six-part documentary series Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge shown on Bio. The series featured Kelly and a team of experts putting 'Britain's fattest family', the Chawner family through their paces to lose weight and transform their lives. Daughter Emma Chawner is best known for her unsuccessful appearances on The X Factor.
In 2010, in conjunction with the Missing People charity, Sky and STV produced a new documentary series hosted by Kelly, about missing mothers. This series followed the success of Sky's previous successful missing person series Missing Children: Lorraine Kelly Investigates.
Kelly is also a patron of the Human Rights advocacy, information and advice charity POhWER. About being a patron, 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'.
Kelly is an Honorary Patron of The Courtyard, Herefordshire's Centre for the Arts.
Awards and honours
In April 1991, Kelly was awarded the TRIC Diamond Jubilee Award for New Talent of the Year. In 2004, she was elected as the first female rector of the University of Dundee, being formally installed to office on 28 April 2004. She held this position until 2007. On 20 June 2008 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the university for her services to charity. On 28 June 2018 She was awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from Edinburgh Napier University.
Kelly was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) 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 (CBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting, journalism and charity.
On 16 November 2014, Kelly received a special Scottish BAFTA award honouring her 30-year television career.
|United Kingdom||2012 – 2020||Officer of Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)||OBE|
|United Kingdom||2020 – Present||Commander of Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)||CBE|
- Chancellor, visitor, governor, rector and fellowships
|Scotland||28 April 2004–26 September 2007||University of Dundee||Rector|
|Location||Date||School||Degree||Gave Commencement Address|
|Scotland||20 June 2008||University of Dundee||Doctor of Laws (LL.D)|
|Scotland||28 June 2018||Edinburgh Napier University||Doctor of Arts (D.Arts)|
Honorary military appointments
|British Army||June 2009 – present||Black Watch Battalion of the Army Cadet Force||Honorary Colonel|
|British Army||29 November 2019 – present||Army Cadet Force||National Honorary Colonel|
Between 1993 and 2005, Kelly lived at Cookham Dean in Berkshire, on the Thames west of London, with her husband, television cameraman Steve Smith, whom she married in 1992. Kelly previously lived in Broughty Ferry, Dundee until December 2017 as she found commuting back and forth was not working. Kelly and her husband then decided to sell their Broughty Ferry home to be closer to Lorraine's work, and so they could spend more time together. 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.
They have one daughter, Rosie, born in 1994, who teamed up with Lorraine on The Cube in December 2021, playing for MS Therapy Centre which supports Steve’s sister. Kelly’s second pregnancy ended in miscarriage (2000). 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".
|1984–1992||Good Morning Britain||Presenter||ITV|
|1993–2010||GMTV (GMTV with Lorraine)|
|The Street Party||Herself|
|One Foot in the Grave||Herself||BBC One|
|Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story||Narrator||BBC One|
|Faking It||Channel 4|
|2003–2004||Eurovision Song Contest||Spokesperson for United Kingdom||BBC One|
|2001||A question of TV||Team Captain||BBC One|
|2003–2005, 2016||This Morning||Presenter|
|2004||Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up||Herself – Jury Member||BBC One|
|2006||River City||Herself||BBC Scotland|
|2007||Still Game||Television presenter||BBC Two|
|2010||Celebrity Pressure Cooker|
|2011–2012||Raa Raa the Noisy Lion||Narrator||CBeebies|
|2011—||STV Children's Appeal||Presenter||STV|
|2014—||Good Morning Britain||Occasional reporter|
|2016–2017||Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly||Channel 5|
|2016||Lorraine & Friends||STV|
|Lorraine Kelly's Hogmanay|
|2016–||The Sun Military Awards||Forces TV|
|2017||Carnage||Herself (cameo role)||BBC iPlayer|
|2018||Wedding Day Winners||Co-presenter||BBC One|
|The Cash Machine||STV|
|2019–2021||RuPaul's Drag Race UK||Guest, 2 episodes||BBC Three|
|2020||Good Morning Britain with Lorraine||Presenter||ITV|
|The Last Leg||Stand-in Presenter||Channel 4|
|2021||Return To Dunblane With Lorraine Kelly||Herself/Presenter||ITV|
- Guest appearances
- Cluedo (1992)
- Surprise Surprise (1993–1995)
- The Mrs. Merton Show (1995)
- Shooting Stars (1997)
- Timmy Towers (1997)
- An Audience with the Spice Girls (1997)
- Harry Hill (1998)
- Late Lunch (1999)
- It's Only TV ... But I Like It (1999)
- Lily Savage's Blankety Blank (2001)
- The Weakest Link: Celebrity Special (2001)
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (2003)
- The Xtra Factor (2006)
- Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (2008)
- The Marriage Ref (2011)
- Real Housewives of New York (2012)
- Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2013)
- Birds of a Feather (2014)
- Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (2014)
- The Jonathan Ross Show (2014)
- Mel and Sue (2015)
- Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (2017)
- Murder in Successville (2017)
- Catchphrase: Celebrity Special (2017)
- The Cube (with daughter Rosie) (2021)
|2014||Pudsey: The Movie||Cat (voice)|
|2023||Dfi Dudu and the Countdown||Narrator (voice)|
- Lorraine Kelly's Nutrition Made Easy (Virgin Books, due January 2009)
- Lorraine Kelly's Junk-Free Children's Eating Plan (Virgin Books, 2007)
- Lorraine Kelly's Baby and Toddler Eating Plan (Virgin Books, 2002/2004/2006)
- Lorraine Kelly's Scotland (released 13 March 2014)
- "About Me: Find out more about Lorraine". Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "Lorraine Kelly on her new fitness DVD and why she's just an ordinary woman". The Herald. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- Lorraine supreme – Lorraine Kelly The Scotsman, 19 August 2008
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- "GMTV with Lorraine". TV.com.
- Lorraine Kelly interview: Everyone's cup of tea The Scotsman, 25 February 2009
- Piers Morgan's Life Stories-Lorraine Kelly ITV programme, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4878784/
- Kilkelly, Daniel (11 November 2007). "'GMTV' bans Lorraine Kelly's ad plans". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- Robinson, James (26 November 2009). "ITV takes full control of breakfast TV broadcaster GMTV". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, Ltd. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "A new dawn for GMTV". GMTV. 12 July 2010. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010.
- Simon, Jane (7 January 2011). "Children's Hospital - ITV1, 8pm". mirror. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
- "BBC Two - Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Series 25, Episode 3, Lorraine Kelly Spanks Noel Fielding". BBC. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
- "Raa Raa the Noisy Lion". www.raaraathenoisylion.com. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
- "New presenters announced for ITV's Daybreak". ITV News. 4 May 2012.
- Millar, Paul (4 May 2012). "Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones unveiled as new hosts of 'Daybreak'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
- Goodacre, Kate (23 August 2012). "Daybreak relaunch: Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones start on September 3". Digital Spy.
- Sweney, Mark (4 May 2012). "Aled Jones to join Lorraine Kelly on Daybreak couch". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
- Daly, Emma (15 February 2014). "Lorraine Kelly leaving Daybreak to front her own show full time". RadioTimes.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
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- [dead link]
- "BBC – Lorraine Kelly and Rob Beckett say 'I do' to BBC One's Wedding Day Winners – Media Centre". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- Rankin the toast of Scotland as fans sing his praises The Scotsman, 1 December 2005
- Smith honoured for Spirited performance The Scotsman, 29 November 2006
- "Series 1, Episode 2". Lily Savage's Blankety Blank. 14 January 2001. ITV1. Repeated 22 August 2016 on Challenge.
- Lorraine Kelly Archived 27 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine GMTV, 9 February 2010
- "Lorraine Kelly Agent | Book Lorraine Kelly Speaker | Hire Lorraine Kelly for a Personal Appearance for your event through Prime Performers UK". Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
- "Is Closed". Locatetv.com. 4 April 2016. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
- [dead link]
- Lorraine: The hurt behind my smiles Irish Independent, 23 August 2008
- Joan Collins to present news quiz BBC News, 22 November 2005
- Lorraine Kelly to host 'This Morning' Digital Spy, 1 July 2004
- Holly Willoughby says Phillip Schofield is a 'TV slut' STV, 18 January 2010
- Full cast and crew for "The New Paul O'Grady Show" Internet Movie Database
- Lorraine Kelly to front DNA show for ITV Broadcast, 1 November 2005
- Lorraine Kelly series to launch Real Lives HD Digital Spy, 18 August 2008
- Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge Archived 23 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine Sky TV, January 2010
- Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge on Bio Archived 28 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine Biography Channel, January 2010
- "Lorraine Kelly Seeks Families of Missing Mums", Missing People, 21 December 2009
- "Lorraine Kelly and STV search for missing mums", STV, 20 July 2010
- Missing Children Archived 23 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine Sky One Online
- "Lorraine Kelly's 'Families of Missing Mums'" Archived 30 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Sky Real Lives
- "Lorraine Kelly".
- Lorraine Kelly Archived 23 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine Sunday Post Online
- New Agony Aunt Archived 30 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine, RAF News, 7 October 2009
- "Our Cancer Research Ambassadors". Worldwide Cancer Research. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
- "POhWER Our Patrons". POhWER. 27 March 2021. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
- "Our very own Lorraine Kelly has helped raise £20K for Help for Heroes". STV. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "Home". The Courtyard. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- "BT Red Nose Desert Trek | A Celebrity Desert Trek". Bt.com. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- Sightsavers News; summer 2011, pp. 4–5
- Kelly, Lorraine. (2009). Lorraine : between you and me : the autobiography. London: Headline Review. ISBN 978-0-7553-1785-1. OCLC 276648268.
- "RU 293/5/5 Installation of Lorraine Kelly". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- [dead link]"University of Dundee: Electronic Calendar". Archived from the original on 11 September 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
- University honour for TV host Kelly Archived 12 September 2012 at archive.today This is Gloucestershire, 20 June 2008
- "TV presenter honoured at graduations". Napier. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- "No. 60009". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2011. p. 11.
- "New Year Honours for Corbett, Bonham Carter and golf champions". BBC News. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
- "Birthday Honours 2020: Marcus Rashford and Joe Wicks honoured alongside key workers". BBC News. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
- "No. 63135". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 October 2020. p. B10.
- "British Academy Scotland Awards 2014: Outstanding Contribution Honourees announced". 13 November 2014.
- "Honourary Gay Award: Lorraine Kelly". Attitude. 14 October 2015.
- Press Association (14 June 2009). "A salute and a smile as Lorraine Kelly goes on parade". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
- "Lorraine Kelly named National Honourable Colonel of Cadets". Daily Express. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
- "Honorary Degrees : Academic and Corporate Governance".
- "TV presenter honoured at graduations".
- "During a special edition of her weekday show to…".
- "Lorraine Kelly Made National Honorary Colonel of Army Cadet Force".
- Lorraine by Lorraine Kelly 2008
- "TELE EXCLUSIVE: Lorraine Kelly: 'I'll always come back to city — it's home'". Evening Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
- "Lorraine Kelly misses daughter after she leaves for university". Daily Record. 13 September 2012. Archived from the original on 30 May 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- The Alan Titchmarsh Show, 19 January 2012
- Shahid, Sharnaz (25 November 2020). "Lorraine Kelly reflects on heartbreaking miscarriage after Meghan Markle's devastating loss". Hello!. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
- "Lorraine in single faith school plea". Glasgow Evening Times. 30 March 2012.
- "Lorraine Kelly, My Team, Dundee Utd". Independent. 13 March 1999.
- "Lorraine Kelly Admits Confusion Over Starting The Menopause, And How It Left Her Feeling Flat". woman&home. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- "A Question of TV - UKGameshows".
- "BBC – Simon Amstell brings Carnage to BBC iPlayer – Media Centre". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "The Marriage Ref – what time is it on TV? Episode 3 Series 1 cast list and preview". Radiotimes.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
- Leigh, Rob (1 March 2013). ""She just looked asleep": Lorraine Kelly's tears as she recalls five-year-old Dunblane massacre victim lying in coffin". Mirror.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "Tipping Point: Lucky Stars Episode 2". Itv.com. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
- "The Jonathan Ross Show Episode 4". Itv.com. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
- "Mel & Sue – what time is it on TV? Episode 17 Series 1 cast list and preview". Radiotimes.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016.