Lorraine Kelly Biography
Lorraine Kelly, is a Scottish television presenter, journalist, model and actress. She was born on 30 November 1959 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland.
Lorraine Kelly attended Claremont High School. She joined BBC Scotland as a researcher in 1983, moving to TV-am as Scotland Correspondent in October 1984. 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. In June 1994, Kelly went on maternity leave, but shortly afterwards she was sacked from the main presenting roles, Lorraine returned in November 94 to do a mum 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. GMTV rebranded to GMTV Today in 2000 and Kelly’s show changed its name to LK Today.
In 2009, the show again changed its title to GMTV with Lorraine, to coincide with GMTV Today changing back to GMTV. On 15 July 2010, Kelly presented her last show before leaving.
On 6 September 2010, GMTV ended with ITV Breakfast taking over. Lorraine launched with a brand new look, alongside Daybreak.
In 2004, Lorraine Kelly was elected as the first female Rector of the University of Dundee. In 2014, she received a special Scottish Bafta award honouring her 30-year TV career.
Lorraine Kelly Age
Lorraine Kelly was born on 30 November 1959 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, to a Catholic mother and a Protestant father. Kelly’s father, John, worked as a television repairman.
Lorraine Kelly Husband
Lorraine Kelly married television cameraman Steve Smith in 1992. They live in Berkshire, outside London.
Lorraine Kelly Daughter
Lorraine Kelly and her husband have one daughter, Rosie Kelly Smith, who was born in 1994. Rosie is a Digital Communications Specialist at charity New Life Stories.
Lorraine Kelly Weight Loss
Lorraine Kelly revealed she has piled on weight through doing dry January, she revealed to presenters on Good Morning Britain.
While many do dry January for health reasons after an indulgent Christmas period. However, for Lorraine – who has slimmed down from a size 14 to a size 10 – the health kick has had the opposite effect.
“Can I tell you something, I feel as if I’ve had a hangover for a month, and I’ve put weight on,” she told Good Morning Britain presenters.
Lorraine Kelly previously slimmed from a size 14 to a size 10. She credited her new figure to zumba classes with fitness instructor Maxine Jones.
Lorraine Kelly Fashion
Lorraine Kelly has launched her first homeware collection. Lorraine for JD Williams is centred around two key trends, Coast to Glen and Coastal Mist.
Each style takes inspiration from Lorraine’s Scottish heritage and includes bed linens, lighting, soft furnishings and home accessories for the living room, bedroom and bathroom.
“I already have a women’s fashion range and this collaboration came out of that but I have been very interested in interiors for a long time,” she tells me. “If you came around my house for a cup of tea this is how it would look. There is a little bit of a Scottish theme without it being shortbread tin.”
Lorraine Kelly sums the style up as comfortable, stylish and a bit cheeky: “A home has to be comfortable. I don’t like going into people’s places that are like show houses, when you are sitting on the edge of the sofa with a glass of wine worrying you are going to spill it. If you spill wine in my house we just mop it up and get on with our lives.”
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Listening to “that’s when he told her by @theproclaimers – it is the most incredibly moving song. Always moves me to tears. Admonishly good xxxx
— Lorraine (@reallorraine) July 14, 2018
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Lorraine Kelly on Television
- 1984–1992: Good Morning Britain
- 1993–2010: GMTV with Lorraine
- 1995: The Street Party
- 2000: Live Talk
- 2000: One Foot in the Grave
- 2000: Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story:
- 2002: Ruby
- 2002: Faking It
- 2003–2004: Eurovision Song Contest: United Kingdom vote
- 2003: The Bill
- 2003–2005, 2016: This Morning
- 2004: Making Your Mind Up
- 2006: River City
- 2007: Still Game
- 2010—: Lorraine
- 2010: Celebrity Pressure Cooker
- 2010–2011: Children’s Hospital
- 2011–2012: Raa Raa the Noisy Lion
- 2011—: STV Children’s Appeal
- 2012–2014: Daybreak
- 2014—: Good Morning Britain
- 2014–2015: Hogmanay Party
- 2016–2017: Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly
- 2016: Lorraine & Friends
- 2016: Lorraine Kelly’s Hogmanay
- 2016–: The Sun Military Awards
- 2017: Carnage
- 2018: Wedding Day Winners
Lorraine Kelly Movies
- Carnage – 2017
- Pudsey the Dog: The Movie – 2014
- Lorraine’s Brand New You
Lorraine Kelly on how her family, keeping fit – and tidying her cupboards – give her contentment
All my birthdays have been great
I don’t have a problem about the fact that in five years’ time, I’ll be 60. It is a number for me, it really is. And I’ve never understood why people would lie about their age, especially people in the public eye, because everyone knows that you’re telling a lie. I think it’s lovely when people say: “You don’t look 55.” Better that than pretending to be 49 and people saying: “Ooh, she’s not aged very well.”
You need to take care of yourself as you get older
I discovered my instructor Maxine a couple of years ago and I love her classes. They’re held in a church hall for a fiver, with a mixture of women of all shapes, sizes and ages. We get all hot and sweaty, and laugh a lot. It’s a hoot.
Ageism isn’t something that I’ve experienced
I think that’s because breakfast TV is very different, in that people like familiarity – they like the fact that I’ve been doing it for 30 years. People are watching breakfast TV in their kitchen and it’s like you’re there with them.
Becoming a mother made me less selfish
When I was younger I was never very maternal. I never really had plans to have children. Both my husband Steve and I agreed: “If it happens it happens.” Then when [Rosie] came along, I thought: “Wow. I get it now. This is what it’s all about.” You become less self-centred. Somebody is far more important than you’ll ever be.
I’m more content now
It’s the little things that make me happy – like my daughter phoning me up just to say hello, or discovering an episode of Frasier that I’ve never seen. Or getting all my cupboards sorted.
I’m a firm believer in seizing the day
The best piece of advice I ever got was from my granny: “Don’t save anything for best.” If you are given some lovely perfume for your birthday, don’t keep it for a big day that might not happen. Wear it all the time – wear it to take the bins out.
Plastic surgery isn’t for me
People can do whatever they like – it’s their face, their body. Personally I wouldn’t, because I’ve seen too many horror stories. I interviewed Meryl Streep recently. She looked beautiful because she hasn’t been “Frankensteined”, but just grown older in a really graceful and elegant way. She toddled in with no entourage and said: “I’ve eaten a croissant, is it all over my face?”
My style history is hilarious
Last year, when we celebrated my 30 years of being on TV, I could hear guffaws of laughter from my team as they looked through old clips. During the Eighties it was pretty bad – all that power dressing and bright colours. Then, when I hit 50, I lost a bit of weight and Mad Men came on the scene, and it was all these beautiful pencil skirts and wrap dresses everywhere.
I like experimenting with my look
I was never that interested in fashion but over the last few years I thought: “Actually, this is quite fun.” One of the great things about being the age I am is that I’ve finally found the hairstyle that suits me. My mistakes are documented – well documented – on television. I remember once going to the hairdressers back in the Eighties and I stupidly said: “Just do whatever you think, I want a complete change.” She gave me a really short fringe and it was all shaved at the back – I cried all the way home!
Hair is really important as you get older
It makes a real difference to how you look and feel. The main thing is making sure it’s in good condition. As you age, the colour and texture changes, so you need to think about that. But it’s about wee subtle changes, not giant ones.
I’m actually quite shy
A lot of people think that if I was at a party I’d be the life and soul, but I’m quite quiet. My husband is the outgoing one. When he walks in you think: “OK, we can have fun now.”
I’d like to be better at saying no
I’m a terrible one for saying: “Oh yeah, I’ll come to that,” and then having things clashing.
I’d love to write a novel
I’ve got a lot of stories. At the moment I’m reading Maeve Binchy, who is a genius story teller. That’s the sort of thing I’d like to write – none of that Fifty Shades malarkey. If it’s made people happy, fair play, but it’s not my thing.
My husband and daughter are my greatest loves
I don’t know what I’d do without them. My daughter is 21 and I’m lucky because she still quite likes us. But I’m her mother, not her friend. A lot of women try to be their daughter’s friend – they’ve got friends to be their friends.
You can make an impact in tiny ways
I’d like to be known as a good mum, a good partner, a good pal. It’s about trying to make a wee difference and doing good in a small way.