Lorraine is a Scottish television presenter, journalist and author, best known for her ITV show, Lorraine
Lorraine is best known for her weekday show on ITV and has also hosted and presented many other TV programmes including The Last Leg, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, The STV Children’s Appeal, The Wheel, Wedding Day Winners, Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly, Have I Got News For You and The Paul O’Grady Show. She has also appeared as a guest on shows as diverse as Question Time and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In 2006 she won the RTS Award for best presenter and in 2008 was awarded a “people’s choice” Scottish BAFTA.
During 2019, Lorraine celebrated both her 35th year in television and 60th birthday. In addition, she published Shine, ‘a guide to making every day a brighter one’. In 2021, Lorraine hosted her dream tv show, Queens for the Night for ITV.
To commemorate 25 years since the Dunblane tragedy, Lorraine returned to the town for a special documentary for ITV during 2021.
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. In 2019 she was awarded with the title of National Honorary Colonel of the Army Cadet Force (ACF).
She has run the London marathon three times and the New York marathon once, and takes part in the 26 mile “Moonwalk” every year; raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.
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 2020, Lorraine also received a CBE for services to broadcasting, journalism and charity.
Lorraine lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Steve, daughter Rosie and alongside the loveable Angus. She is an avid Dundee United supporter.
Lorraine Kelly, SOS Ambassador, has a keen interest in mental health.