Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly

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Lorraine Kelly is a presenter who became famous for her work on such ITV programs as Daybreak and Lorraine. Lorraine Kelly is also an actress as well as a host. She appeared on such Scottish series as River City and Still Game. She also was a reporter and main presenter of TVam’s Good Morning Britain which is one of the UK’s original breakfast television news programs. Moreover, she remains a true gem in the UK breakfast television world.

Early Life and Childhood

Lorraine Kelly was born on November 30, 1959, in Glasgow, Scotland. She is 60 years old and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She holds Scottish nationality and is Christian by religion. 

Lorraine’s father’s name is John Kelly who worked as a television repairman. Her mother’s name is Anne Kelly. Likewise, she has a brother and his name is Graham Kelly. Other than this, no further information about her other family members is available.

Lorraine Kelly Childhood

Caption: Lorraine Kelly’s childhood picture with her mother (Source: Instagram)

Regarding Lorraine’s educational background and qualification, she spent the first few years of her life in Glasgow before the family moved to East Kilbride. There, she attended Claremont High School. Then, she turned down a university place to study English and Russian in favor of a job on the East Kilbride News. Later, Kelly joined BBC Scotland as a researcher in 1983.

Professional Life

Lorraine Kelly joined TV-am as Scotland Correspondent in October 1984. She represented TV-am’s “Summer Sunday” program with chief reporter Geoff Meade in July 1989, on the back of her coverage of the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster in Lockerbie. Then, in 1990, she became the main presenter of Good Morning Britain alongside Mike Morris.

Lorraine helped launch GMTV by presenting a range of programs. Her first job was presenting the new “Top of the Morning”, in 1993. Then, in March, she moved to the main breakfast show with Eamonn Holmes. After Kelly went on maternity leave, she returned to do a mother and baby slot. This eventually led to her becoming the presenter of “Nine O’Clock Live”. Thus, the show was so popular that it was moved to earlier 08:35 slot, and retitled “Lorraine Live”.

Further, as GMTV rebranded to GMTV Today, Lorraine’s show changed its name to LK Today. Later, the show again changed its title to GMTV with Lorraine as to coincide with GMTV Today changing back to GMTV. Then, to make GMTV’s programming more consistent, GMTV with Lorraine began airing all year-round instead of breaking during school holidays with guest presenters. However, she presented her last show before leaving in July 2010.

Moreover, GMTV ended with ITV Breakfast taking over in 201o. Likewise, Lorraine launched with a brand new look along with Daybreak. She also presented the ITV series “Children’s Hospital” and also was a guest presenter on the BBC Two series “Never Mind the Buzzcocks” in series 25. Eventually, Lorraine Kellys announced that she would leave “Daybreak” to focus on “Lorraine” which she began hosting five days a week.

Other Television Work and Charity

Further, Lorraine made a cameo appearance in an episode of “Birds of a Feather”. She also hosted many shows and some of them are STV’s Children’s Appeal, STV Appeal Stories, Lorraine & Friends, Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, and many more.

Furthermore, Lorraine also presented the Carlton magazine program “After 5”, Liquid News, the spin-off Liquid Eurovision. Likewise, she appeared on “Lily Savage’s Blankety Blank”, “Have I Got News for You”, “Still Game”, “River City”, etc. She also hosted “The Friday Night Project” on Channel 4, “The New Paul O’Grady Show”, and many others. Kelly co-presented “This Morning” with Philip Schofield. She filmed an ITV documentary program “Secrets Revealed – DNA Stories” made by STV Productions and as six-part documentary series “Lorraine Kelly’s Big Fat Challenge” show on Bio.

Moreover, Lorraine Kelly 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. She writes weekly columns for “The Sun” and “The Sunday Post”. Likewise, she was announced as the first Agony Aunt for the Royal Air Force’s fortnightly RAF News.

Further, Lorraine is a celebrity patron of Worldwide Cancer Research. She is also a patron of the advocacy charity POhWER (People of Hertfordshire Wants Equal Rights) and of the British charity “Help for Heroes”. Likewise, she became an ambassador for the charity Sightsavers in 2011. Other than this, she is involved in many other charities and has done many charitable works.

Awards and Net Worth

Lorraine Kelly was awarded the TRIC Diamond Jubilee Award for New Talent of the Year and an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University for her services charity. She was also awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from Edinburgh Napier University. And, she was elected as the first female rector of the University of Dundee. Likewise, Kelly was also given the “Honorary Gay Award” at the 2015 Attitude Awards for her support for the LGBT community. Moreover, there are other awards as well that she received.

Lorraine Kelly Award

Caption: Loraine Kelly after receiving the TRIC Diamond Jubilee Award (Source: Instagram)

Lorraine Kelly won a $1.2 million tax case against HMRC in 2019. According to Celebrity net worth, the ITV breakfast show host has a net worth of $4.6 million.

Relationship Status

Lorraine Kelly married television cameraman, Steve Smith in 1992. The couple lives in Berkshire, outside London. Likewise, they have one daughter who was born in 1994 and her name is Rosie.

Lorraine Kelly relationship

Caption: Lorraine Kelly with her husband and her daughter (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements and Social Media

Lorraine’s height is 5 feet 5 inches whereas her weight is 60Kg. Her other body measurements are 36-26-37 inches respectively. She has got brown hair and eyes of the same color.

Kelly owns an Instagram and a Twitter account. She has mustered 333K followers on Instagram and 142.1K followers on Twitter.