- Lorraine Kelly
name = Lorraine Kelly
birth_date = birth date and age|1959|11|30
East Kilbride, Scotland
Television presenterand journalist
spouse = Steve Smith
children = Rosie
Lorraine Kelly (born
November 30, 1959in East Kilbride) is a Scottish televisionpresenter and journalistbest known as a presenter for GMTV, the ITVmorning television station. She currently resides in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Kelly's husband is Dundonian, and this has led to a misconception that she is too. However, she spends time at a home in Blairgowrieand is an avid supporter of Dundee United.
Kelly's father John worked as a television service engineer. She attended Claremont High School in
East Kilbride. She turned down a university place to read English and Russian in favour of a job on the "East Kilbride News" which was her local newspaper and then joined BBC Scotlandas a researcher in 1983. She moved to TV-amas an on-screen reporter covering Scottish news in 1984.
In July 1989, she presented
TV-am's "Summer Sunday" programme with chief reporter Geoff Meade, and in February 1990 she became a main presenter of " Good Morning Britain" alongside Mike Morris. [ cite web
title=GMTV Who's Who
In April 1991, she was awarded the TRIC Diamond Jubilee Award for New Talent of the Year. She helped launch GMTV in January 1993, and presented a range of programmes, including the main breakfast show with
Eamonn Holmes. She presented Liquid Eurovisionand became the national spokeswomanfor the United Kingdomduring 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". Kelly is also an avid Dundee United F.C.supporter and has been in attendance at matches. Between 2004 and 2007, she served a period as Rector of the University of Dundee. She currently resides near Dundee with her family when she is not working in London. She also has a home in Berkshire.
She has made several notable appearances on "
Have I Got News For You?" and has presented it once herself. She also claims to have an in-built "bullshit detector". She also made a cameo appearance in the BBC Scotlandsoap opera, " River City".
She currently presents her show "
LK Today" which airs Monday to Thursday at 08:40 on GMTV, since 1994. From 2003, she co-presented "This Morning" with Phillip Schofield, on Mondays and Fridays, to allow Fern Britton to spend more time with her family, but she left in March 2006.
Kelly acted as the guest host for two shows in 2006. Firstly for an episode in the second series of
The Friday Night Projectfor Channel 4in January and then later, on 25 Octoberfor The Paul O'Grady Show. She did so again for Paul O'Grady on 30 November 2006, her 47th birthdayand owing to sheer popularity, yet again on 7 November 2007and more recently on 23 April.
Kelly also hosted the 9th annual "Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards" on Thursday
November 30, 2006for STV.
According to the
Sunday Mirror, Kelly has been banned from appearing in an advertising campaign for ASDAbecause her boss, GMTV's managing director Clive Couch, feared that such a move would lead to more bad publicity for GMTV, which was fined £2 million by broadcasting regulator Ofcom in September for conning viewers with its premium-rate phone lines. [ cite web
title='GMTV' bans Lorraine Kelly's ad plans
Kelly filmed an
ITVdocumentary programme " Secrets Revealed - DNA Stories" in 2006, made by SMG Productions, although to date, the show has yet to be broadcast.
During a GMTV Studio tour, she admitted she likes to eat instant
porridgeoats for her breakfast.In a survey Kelly was voted the celebrity most people would like to buy a car from.
She has claimed that single-faith schools are a cause of
sectarianismin Scotland [ [http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.2442604.0.lorraine_in_single_faith_school_plea.php Lorraine in single faith school plea] , Evening Timesonline] [ [http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/7658 TV presenter wants to see inclusive schooling in Scotland] , Ekklesia website] .
She is married to Steve Smith, then cameraman when she was covering Scotland for TV-am in 1985. They have a daughter, Rosie, who was born in June 1994. Lorraine returned from
maternity leavein late 1994 to present her own show, "Nine O'Clock Live", which was later retitled "Lorraine Live" and then, at the start of 2000, "LK Today".
5 September 2006, on GMTV, she examined her own family tree.
Kelly is a celebrity patron of the
Association for International Cancer Research.
June 20 2008it was announced that she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Dundee, where she was once rector.
* "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)
* [http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=442 Lorraine Kelly] at gm.tv
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0446607/ Lorraine Kelly] at the
Internet Movie Database
* [http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/cinerama/comedy/98/ The Lorraine Kelly Appreciation Society]
ALTERNATIVE she has never hidden her teen bisexuality experimentation
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