Lorraine Kelly attending an event in 2007
30 November 1959
Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland
|Occupation||Television presenter, journalist|
|Employer||ITV, Channel 5|
|Spouse(s)||Steve Smith(m. 1992)|
Lorraine Kelly, (born 30 November 1959) is a Scottish television presenter, journalist and actress, best known as a presenter for TV-am, and later GMTV and ITV Breakfast, on Daybreak and Lorraine. Previously, she was a reporter and main presenter of TV-am's Good Morning Britain, one of the UK's original breakfast television news programmes.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Charity
- 4 Awards and honours
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Filmography
- 7 Bibliography
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Kelly was born in the Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland. She is of Irish ancestry and Kelly's 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 read 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. In July 1989, Kelly presented TV-am's Summer Sunday programme with chief reporter Geoff Meade. In February 1990, she became a main presenter of Good Morning Britain alongside Mike Morris.
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 1994, Kelly went on maternity leave, and upon her return, become the presenter of Nine O'Clock Live. The show proved so popular that it 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 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 Couch 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.
In 2014, Kelly made a cameo appearance in an episode of Birds of a Feather.
Other television work
Kelly presented Liquid News, 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 advocacy charity POhWER (People of Hertfordshire Wants Equal Rights). 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. http://www.courtyard.org.uk
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.
In a survey, Kelly was voted the celebrity most people would like to buy a car from. She 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.
Honorary military appointment
Kelly lives in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, with her husband, Stevie Smith, whom she married in 1992. They have one daughter, Rosie, born in 1994. 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|
|1993-2010||GMTV with Lorraine||Herself|
|1995||The Mrs. Merton Show||Herself|
|The Street Party||Herself|
|An Audience With the Spice Girls||Audience Member|
|1999||It's Only TV ... But I Like It|
|One Foot in the Grave||Herself|
|Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story||Narrator|
|2001||Lily Savage's Blankety Blank||Herself|
|2002||The Weakest Link||Herself|
|2003||Eurovision Song Contest 2003||Herself – United Kingdom Vote Presenter|
|2003–2005, 2016||This Morning||Presenter|
|2004||Making Your Mind Up||Herself – Jury Member|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2004||Herself – United Kingdom Vote presenter|
|2007||Still Game||Television Presenter|
|2008–2009||The One Show||Herself|
|2010||Celebrity Pressure Cooker||Presenter|
|2011-12||Raa Raa the Noisy Lion||Narrator|
|2011—||STV Children's Appeal||Presenter|
|2014 —||Good Morning Britain||Occasional Reporter/Presenter|
|2016||Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly||Presenter|
|2016||Lorraine & Friends||Presenter|
- Guest appearances
- Late Lunch (1999)
- The Xtra Factor (2006)
- The Marriage Ref (2 July 2011)
- Piers Morgan's Life Stories (1 March 2013)
- Birds of a Feather (2014)
- Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (19 July 2014)
- The Jonathan Ross Show (8 November 2014)
- Mel and Sue (3 February 2015)
|2014||Pudsey: The Movie||Cat (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)
- Eady, Piers (15 February 2014). "Lorraine Kelly to leave Daybreak but stay with ITV after striking bumper new deal". Daily Mirror Online. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "About Me: Find out more about Lorraine". Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "Meet Scotland's Star Pupils". The Sun. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "Dundee United winning the Scottish Cup was one of those days you want to put in a box and wrap in a bow". The Herald. Glasgow. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- Lorraine supreme – Lorraine Kelly The Scotsman, 19 August 2008
- "GMTV Who's Who". GMTV. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
- "GMTV with Lorraine". TV.com.
- Lorraine Kelly interview: Everyone's cup of tea The Scotsman, 25 February 2009
- Kilkelly\accessdate=3 June 2015, Daniel (11 November 2007). "'GMTV' bans Lorraine Kelly's ad plans". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
- 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.
- "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.
- Daly, Emma (15 February 2014). "Lorraine Kelly leaving Daybreak to front her own show full time". RadioTimes.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- [dead link]
- "Series 1, Episode 2". Lily Savage's Blankety Blank. 14 January 2001. ITV1. Repeated 22 August 2016 on Challenge.
- Lorraine Kelly GMTV, 9 February 2010
- [dead link]
- "Is Closed". Locatetv.com. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
- [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
- 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
- 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 Sky TV, January 2010
- Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge on Bio 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 Sky One Online
- "Lorraine Kelly's 'Families of Missing Mums'", Sky Real Lives
- Our Lorraine’s sensible secret, The Sun, 22 February 2010
- Lorraine Kelly Sunday Post Online
- New Agony Aunt, RAF News, 7 October 2009
- "Our Cancer Research Ambassadors". Worldwide Cancer Research. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
- [dead link]
- "Our very own Lorraine Kelly has helped raise £20K for Help for Heroes". STV. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- Jody Thompson (25 February 2011). "Comic Relief celebs including Kara Tointon, Olly Murs and Lorraine Kelly cross finish of 100km trek". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "BT Red Nose Desert Trek | A Celebrity Desert Trek". bt.com. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- Sightsavers News; summer 2011, pp. 4-5
- "RU 293/5/5 Installation of Lorraine Kelly". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- [dead link]http://www.somis.dundee.ac.uk/calendar/senate/honorary.htm
- University honour for TV host Kelly This is Gloucestershire, 20 June 2008
- Lorraine is star for car sales The Sun, 25 January 2008
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2011.
- "New Year Honours for Corbett, Bonham Carter and golf champions". BBC News. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
- "Bafta honour for Lorraine Kelly". Belfast Telegraph. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- Mapstone, Lucy; Shahid, Sharnaz (17 November 2014). "A glittering example! Lorraine Kelly dazzles in embellished gown with plunging neckline as she receives Scottish BAFTA award". MailOnline. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "Lorraine Kelly misses daughter after she leaves for university". Daily Record. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- The Alan Titchmarsh Show, 19 January 2012
- "Lorraine in single faith school plea". Glasgow Evening Times. 2012-03-30.
- "Lorraine Kelly, My Team, Dundee Utd". Independent. 1999-03-13.
- "The Marriage Ref - what time is it on TV? Episode 3 Series 1 cast list and preview". Radiotimes.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
- 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. 2014-07-12. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
- "The Jonathan Ross Show Episode 4". Itv.com. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
- "Mel & Sue - what time is it on TV? Episode 17 Series 1 cast list and preview". Radiotimes.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
- Lorraine Kelly Official website
- Lorraine Kelly at itv.com
- Lorraine Kelly on Twitter
- The Lorraine Kelly Appreciation Society
- Flickr The Lorraine Kelly Appreciation Society
- Blog The Lorraine Kelly Appreciation Society
- Lorraine Kelly at the Internet Movie Database
|Rector of the University of Dundee