Lorraine Kelly

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Date Published: 14/06/2022
Duration: 56:43
Season: 7

Today’s guest is Britain’s undisputed Queen of breakfast telly. A national treasure, who for the last 12 years has been the host of her self-titled show on ITV, Lorraine – it is, of course, Lorraine Kelly.


Lorraine became a journalist the hard way, working on local papers before working as a researcher on BBC Scotland, where bosses told her that, because of her Scottish accent, she’d never get a job in front of the camera.


Oh how she proved them wrong. Joining TV-am she went on to report on some of the toughest stories of that era, from the Dunblane massacre to the Lockerbie bombings, with her characteristic compassion and empathy, before joining GMTV and the sofas of breakfast TV.


What you might not know about Lorraine is that she is fanatical about travel. She has been practically everywhere, and is really intrepid in her travel choices. She takes us from the islands of the Outer Hebrides to the frozen landscape of Antarctica; from remote Botswana to the jungles of Uganda and much much more.


Oh, and the occasional grumble in the background is her daughter Rosie’s sausage dog who also joined us for the chat.


There’s a lot to cover today. So, let’s fasten our seatbelts and get started.


Destination Recap:


  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Paris. France
  • Orkney, Scotland
  • The Italian Chapel, Orkney, Scotland
  • St Kilda, Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Marina Bay Sands hotel, Singapore
  • Orchard Road shops, Singapore
  • Sentosa Island, Singapore
  • Duxton Reserve, Singapore
  • Antarctica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Alaska, USA
  • Southern Africa
  • Botswana
  • Uganda
  • Borneo
  • Barra, Scotland
  • Harris, Scotland
  • Tunisia
  • Rajasthan, India
  • Mongolia
  • Siberia
  • The Arctic


Listen to Lorraine’s podcast What If? wherever you get your podcasts.


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