Lorraine Kelly OBE
One of the UK’s best known breakfast TV presenters Lorraine Kelly OBE is also a top notch awards host and event facilitator. Warm, funny, down to earth and chatty, Lorraine always receives impeccable feedback from her events making her a popular choice to host any event.
About Lorraine Kelly OBE
Lorraine Kelly OBE is one of the UK’s best known breakfast TV presenters. She is also a top-notch awards host and event facilitator. Warm, funny, down to earth, and chatty, Lorraine always receives impeccable feedback from her events making her a popular choice to host any event.
Lorraine Kelly Lorraine hosts her own show, ‘Lorraine’, every weekday from 8.30am in ITV1
Lorraine Kelly began her career straight out of school for as a reporter her local newspaper, ‘The East Kilbride News’.
Moving to television, she found herself presenting daytime television for TV-am before losing its franchise, GMTV took over and eventually ITV Breakfast as well, she has now been presenting her own show for over a decade.
The only presenter to be retained by GMTV when TV-am lost its franchise, Lorraine was given her own show on returning to work after the birth of her daughter Rosie in June 1994. In September 2010, GMTV came to an end and ’ Lorraine’ launched with a brand new look, alongside Daybreak, which Lorraine presented until May 2014.
Lorraine has hosted and presented many other TV programmes including ‘Have I Got News for You’, the ‘Friday Night Project’ and the ‘Paul O’Grady Show’. She has appeared as a guest on shows as diverse as ‘Question Time’ and ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’.
From 1997 – 1999, she hosted her own two hour show on Talk Radio, and has also presented programmes on Radio 2 and BBC Scotland. She has presented ‘Missing Children’ and ‘Missing Mothers’ for SKY TV and ‘Lorraine Kelly’s Big Fat Challenge’ for the BIO channel. Also the ITV1 daytime show ‘Celebrity Pressure Cooker’. Lorraine writes a weekly column for ‘The Sun’ and the ‘Scottish Sunday Post’.
In 2006 She won the RTS Award for best presenter and in 2008 was given a ‘people’s choice’ Scottish BAFTA. Lorraine was elected Rector of Dundee University in 2004 – 2007; and was invited to be Honorary Colonel of the Black Watch Cadets in June 2009.
She has run the London marathon three times and the New York marathon once, and takes part in the 26 mile “Moonwalk” most year; raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. She is a keen supporter of breast cancer charities, CLIC Sargent and Strathcarron Hospice near Stirling. Lorraine is patron of Help for Heroes.
In 2012, Lorraine was awarded the OBE, for services to charity and the armed forces, by HM The Queen at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. In March 2014 Lorraine released her book – Lorraine Kelly’s Scotland.
2014 saw Lorraine launch her very own clothing range with fashion retailer, JD Williams where she has not only been modelling but designing her own fashion collection.
"Lorraine was warm on stage, accommodating and gave her time generously"