Lorraine (TV programme)
Lorraine is an early weekday morning, lifestyle and entertainment show for ITV, presented by Lorraine Kelly. ITV Breakfast produces Lorraine, which airs every weekday from 08:30 until 09:25, following Good Morning Britain. The programme is a continuation of Kelly's previous show, GMTV with Lorraine, which started in 1993.
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||55 minutes|
|Production company(s)||ITV Breakfast Ltd – |
part of (ITV Studios)
|Original network||ITV (ITV Breakfast)|
|Original release||6 September 2010 –|
|Preceded by||GMTV with Lorraine|
Each day the presenter gives an introduction into what's coming up on the show, before discussing the main stories from the morning's newspapers. Sometimes this is replaced by a showbiz update from Dan Wootton and a Los Angeles update from Ross King. The show's first guests tend to be interviewed next. Throughout the show more guests are interviewed as well as regulars such as Mark Heyes and Dr. Hilary Jones appear with fashion and health slots, respectively. The competition that runs on Good Morning Britain also appears throughout the show.
According to Attitude, Lorraine has "provided a platform for LGBT people to share their stories" and it earned Kelly the "Honourary Gay Award" at the 2015 Attitude Awards. The magazine described Lorraine as "one of the campest things on telly". Kelly described the series as "quite gay every day".
The first edition of Lorraine aired on Monday 6 September 2010. A preview on Daybreak revealed the new studio look as spacious and coloured in a variety of pastel hues and decorative motifs dominated by pink. The sofa for the presenter and guests was pink and arranged in a semicircle around a central internally lit coffee table similar to that used for Daybreak. Lorraine's first guest was actress Gemma Arterton. The first programme also featured an interview with Sky News reporter Sarah Parish and a recipe by TV chef James Tanner while Celia Walden and Kevin Maguire reviewed the morning's newspapers.
On the launch of the programme, it was announced that Lorraine Kelly would present the show Monday-Thursday during term time, with guest presenters appearing on Fridays and during school holidays. This format continued until September 2012. Notable presenters during this time included Kate Garraway, Fiona Phillips, Jackie Brambles, Carol Vorderman, and Michael Ball.
In February 2012, Kelly was unable to present the show for 9 weeks following a horse-riding accident. During this time, Nadia Sawalha and Helen Fospero presented the show, alongside Phillips, Brambles and Myleene Klass.
In June 2012, it was announced that sister show Daybreak was to relaunch, with Kelly as presenter four days a week. It was also announced she would continue to present her programme, with Garraway becoming deputy presenter, presenting on Fridays and during school holidays.
Between September 2012 and April 2014, Kelly and Garraway presented the programme, with Fospero also presenting on occasion.
Following the decision to replace Daybreak with Good Morning Britain in April 2014, Kelly began to present the show full time, with guest presenters during school holidays. Garraway retained her role as deputy presenter until the end of 2014.
From 2015, Phillips returned to the programme as a regular relief presenter alongside Gaby Roslin - both presented the majority of school holidays until summer 2016, with Lisa Snowdon, Jenni Falconer and Amanda Holden all presenting a week each during 2015/16.
Kelly was absent from the programme for a period of 4 weeks during early 2017, during this time Helen Skelton, Fearne Cotton and Christine Lampard presented the show. Following her successful guest appearances, Lampard was made deputy presenter, covering the majority of school holidays and Kelly's absences.
Lampard continued this role throughout the summer (with the exception of two weeks where the programme was off air, with the slot being occupied by GMB Today).
In March 2018, Garraway returned to the show to cover for Kelly, who was ill. Kelly returned to the show the next day.
The show normally scores around 700,000 viewers each day, and occasionally has 1 million viewers, which beats Good Morning Britain.
On ITV's previous breakfast show, Daybreak, there was a preview of the day's edition of Lorraine on each day at around 07:30 with a chat between the programmes' hosts prior to a handover at 08:30. This preview was originally shown at 08:15 but was moved to an earlier slot in March 2011. On 30 November 2010, Daybreak co-presenter Adrian Chiles wore a kilt and made an on-screen visit to the Lorraine studio to congratulate Lorraine Kelly on her birthday and mark St Andrew's Day. On 20 July 2011, Lorraine was presented from the Daybreak studio due to technical problems.
Good Morning BritainEdit
After Daybreak ended on 25 April 2014, its replacement Good Morning Britain began the following Monday (28 April 2014), as a result Lorraine now follows Good Morning Britain. Each day there is a preview of the Lorraine show on Good Morning Britain at 08:10 (after the 8:00 news bulletin and before the regional opt out).
Episodes are broadcast from Monday to Friday, from 08:30 to 09:25 each day. The show also airs on Bank Holidays and during school holidays.
- On 29 April 2011, Lorraine was not broadcast because of the ITV coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
- From 9 September 2011 until 21 October 2011, Lorraine was not broadcast on occasions, due to the ITV Sport produced coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
- Daybreak and Lorraine were not broadcast 26–30 December 2011, 2 January 2012, 24–28 December 2012, and from 31 December 2012 to 4 January 2013, when CITV and films were broadcast during the ITV Breakfast timeslot.
- On 5 June 2012, Lorraine was not broadcast due to the ITV coverage of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
- There was no episode of Lorraine on 19 September 2014 due to the Scottish Referendum. An extended Good Morning Britain show was broadcast until 10:00. Lorraine was reporting from her home city of Dundee for the programme.
- There was no episode of Lorraine on 8 May 2015 due to the 2015 General Election results. An extended Good Morning Britain programme was broadcast until 09:25. Kelly was a reporter from Glasgow for the programme.
- Lorraine was presented from the Good Morning Britain studio instead of the main studio on 14 May 2015 due to industrial action by staff at ITV
- Lorraine was delayed and shortened on 4 August 2015, due to a fire alarm being set off at The London Studios. Good Morning Britain was forced to end early and the start of Lorraine was replaced with highlights of Kelly's 30 years in breakfast television.
- On 1 September 2015, Kelly returned after her summer break with a new look to the programme which included a new logo, title sequence, updated graphics, a new theme tune and an upgraded set.
- On 22 March 2016, following the Brussels Terror Attacks, Good Morning Britain brought extensive coverage. Lorraine was delayed, an interview took place, but the rest of the programme and subsequent programming was cancelled with GMB taking over until 10:30.
- On 24 June 2016, Lorraine wasn't broadcast as a result of Good Morning Britain's extended coverage of the result of the EU Referendum. Kelly featured in the programme as a reporter in Scotland.
- On 19 August 2016, Lorraine was broadcast from the Good Morning Britain studio due to technical problems in its original studio (Studio 3).
- On 9 November 2016, Lorraine wasn't broadcast due to an extended Good Morning Britain which covered the result of the US General Election. Lorraine herself didn't feature in this programme.
- On 23 May 2017, Lorraine was cancelled due to the news of the Manchester Arena bombing. An extended Good Morning Britain programme was broadcast until 09:25.
- On 5 June 2017, Lorraine was once again cancelled due to the news of the London Bridge Attacks. An extended Good Morning Britain programme was broadcast until 09:25.
- On 9 June 2017, Lorraine was cancelled due to the 2017 General Election results. An extended Good Morning Britain programme was broadcast until 9:25.
- On 14 June 2017, Lorraine was cancelled again due to the news of the Grenfell Tower fire. An extended Good Morning Britain programme was broadcast until 10:30.
- Lorraine was not broadcast between 21 August and 1 September 2017 while she was on holiday. Good Morning Britain temporarily extended to 9:25 through their filler programme GMB Today.
On 9 December 2010, Lorraine was presented live from the set of Coronation Street in Manchester to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary. From 27–31 December 2010, Lorraine was pre-recorded, with Kelly presenting links to items from previous transmissions. On 8 September 2011, Kelly presented a pre-recorded special on the September 11 attacks in New York City to mark the ten-year anniversary.
From 28 September until 2 October 2015, Lorraine had a live studio audience for the duration of each programme. These special programmes were entitled Audience with Lorraine.
On 3 May 2016, they broadcast a special programme with lots of fashion interest as they launched their 2016 High Street Fashion Awards.
On 20 July 2011, Lorraine was presented from the Daybreak studio due to technical problems with a commercial break inserted in place of the handover to allow for the changeover.
From 3 September 2012, the studio set was refreshed to reflect the warmer colour scheme of the new logo and graphics. The previously pink sofa was now orange, along with the orange coloured lighting with illuminated the previously frosted/pastel panels of the backdrop.
In 2014, Kelly hosted Lorraine from a new look studio and a refresh in graphics to coincide with the launch of Good Morning Britain on 28 April 2014.
On 20 October 2014, Lorraine was briefly taken off air after a fire alarm forced its occupants to evacuate the studio on London's South Bank. Kelly was about to interview eliminated X Factor contestant Stephanie Nala from Luminites when they were interrupted by the alarm at 09:10 GMT. A spokeswoman for Lorraine said: "An alarm was raised within ITV this morning and the area was immediately evacuated. Once it had been investigated and deemed safe, people were able to re-enter the building." Lorraine Kelly wrote to fans on Twitter: "So sorry. We had to evacuate the building. First time in 30 years!" The show didn't make it back onto the air and the last 15 minutes was replaced by an episode of The National Trust and then followed by The Jeremy Kyle Show as normal.
On 1 December 2014, the Lorraine studio was used for Phillip Schofield's 24 Hour TV Marathon for Text Santa. The main furniture was removed and replaced with a red sofa in the far corner, where the table and chairs would normally be.
On 4 August 2015, the fire alarm went off again, ending Good Morning Britain early, and the first 15 minutes of Lorraine was replaced by highlights of the 30 years in Breakfast television edition of the programme.
On 5 September 2016, coinciding with the return of Kelly, the set had a few minor changes. The fashion, showbiz and performance area had a new larger screen installed, replacing the existing smaller ones. In the top right of the set, a 1970s-style light in the shape of the logo was introduced, and was also used in the opening and closing of the show. A few minor changes to the graphic were also introduced.
When Lorraine was not broadcast during the summer of 2017, the set was given a refurbishment to coincide with her return.
In April 2018, and along with the rest of ITV Breakfast, Lorraine began broadcasting from BBC Studioworks' Television Centre. The move was as a result of the proposed redevelopment of The London Studios; however in October 2018, it was announced that ITV would not be returning to the South Bank.
The programme has had six different logos since it began airing in 2010.
- "Filming Locations".
- "Honourary Gay Award: Lorraine Kelly". Attitude. 14 October 2015.
- Sarah Parish in pictures Lorraine, ITV.com, 6 September 2010
- Celia Walden Lorraine, ITV.com, 5 September 2010[dead link]
- Kevin Maguire Lorraine, ITV.com, 5 September 2010[dead link]
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