With a long and highly decorated television career behind her, Lorraine Kelly can be described as an icon. She is an audiovisual journalist, television host, writer, actress and also a model. Born in Scotland, Kelly became well known to British television viewers when she began running her own television program ( Lorraine Live ) GMTV with Lorraine in the 1990s. Following the takeover of the original channel GMTV by ITV, the famous TV presenter renamed her show Lorraine in 2010.

In addition to her successful showbiz career, Lorraine Kelly is also known to be a major contributor to several charities. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) among several other accolades.

Lorraine Kelly Biography

Lorraine Kelly was born on the 30th day of November 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland. After spending her early childhood in Glasgow, her family moved to East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, where she attended Claremont High School. After high school, she gave up the chance to go to college in favor of a career in media and broadcasting.

After working her first job at East Kilbride News, a newspaper in her town, Kelly was hired as a researcher at BBC Scotland in 1983. The following year she joined TV-am as a Scottish newspaper correspondent. Her time in television spanned nearly a decade and, among other notable roles, she was co-host of the channel’s breakfast show, Bonjour la bretagne between 1991 and 1992.

Taking on a new challenge, Lorraine Kelly helped launch a new television channel GMTV in January 1993. Among other notable roles, she is best known for hosting her own show ( Lorraine Live ) GMTV with Lorraine de November 1994 to July 2010. The show was originally launched as Nine O’Clock Live but following its growing popularity it was renamed to bear the name of its anchor. She launched another self-titled TV show called Lorraine on the ITV network following the takeover of GMTV by ITV PLC in 2010. Kelly was also a co-presenter with Aled Jones of ITV’s morning show Dawnbetween 2012 and 2014. His departure from Aube in April 2014 was to give him more time to focus on his main program Lorraine

Kelly’s hosting duties extend beyond television as she has held similar roles on other platforms. She has held several hosting gigs on the STV channel, the most notable of which is the STV Children’s Appeal which she has run since 2011. In 2010, she produced a six-part documentary. Lorraine Kelly’s Big Fat Challenge on the Biography Channel (now the FYI Network). She has also starred in several British television shows, including sitcoms. Birds of a Feather (2014) and Murder in Successville (2017). She also had a role in the comedy film, Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014).

Besides her brilliant television career, Lorraine Kelly is a regular contributor to several newspapers, including The SunThe Sunday Post, as well as Royal Air Force RAF News. She is also a patron of many charities. For her immense contribution to charity, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2012.

Kelly also holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Dundee and an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Edinburgh-Napier University. Interestingly, she was rector of the University of Dundee from 2004 to 2007, and in this capacity she made history as the first woman to hold the post. In November 2014, Kelly received a special Scottish BAFTA award, commemorating her illustrious career in television spanning three decades.

His net worth

Lorraine Kelly is known for having an enviable financial situation – thanks to her long and successful television career. Beyond that, she also has other profitable projects under her belt. The TV star has an estimated net worth of £4.6 million ($5.8 million).

Daughter, husband and family life

Lorraine Kelly is in a long-term marital union with her husband Steve Smith, a television cameraman. The duo have been married for over two decades and tied the knot on September 5, 1992. The couple have one child, a daughter named Rosie Smith. She was born on June 8, 1994. Now 20, Rosie Smith has pursued a career similar to that of her mother as she is now a writer.