Lorraine (TV programme)

Lorraine is a breakfast programme on British television network ITV, weekdays 9:00am – 10:00am (formerly 8:30am – 9:25am), presented by Lorraine Kelly. The programme is a continuation of Kelly's previous show, GMTV with Lorraine, which started in 1993.

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GenreBreakfast television programme
Presented byLorraine Kelly
Theme music composerSitting Duck
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)
Editor(s)Victoria Kennedy
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)ITV Breakfast
DistributorITV Studios
Original networkITV
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original release6 September 2010 (2010-09-06)
Preceded byGMTV with Lorraine
Related showsGood Morning Britain
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On 22 March 2020, it was announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic, production on Lorraine was suspended until further notice.[1] In lieu of the programme, Good Morning Britain with Lorraine has been extended to 10am.[2][3]. On Monday 13th July the show returned hosted by Kelly herself.


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, although sometimes this is replaced by 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".[4]


On 6 September 2010, the first edition of the programme aired. 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[5] and a recipe by TV chef James Tanner while Celia Walden[6] and Kevin Maguire[7] reviewed the morning's newspapers.

On 20 October 2014, the programme 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 9:10am. 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.[8][9]

In February 2016, Lorraine's Top Tales was launched, a competition to find new children's author with Nadiya Hussain and Tom Fletcher as judges.[10]

Photo of host Kelly with guests on the set of Lorraine in 2018

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;[11] however in October 2018, it was announced that ITV would not be returning to the South Bank.[12]

On 12 November 2019, it was announced that from 6 January 2020, the show will be moved to a new time slot from 9:00am to 10:00am due to Good Morning Britain and This Morning having their time slots extended by 30 minutes.[13]

On 22 March 2020, it was announced that from 23 March 2020, the show, along with Loose Women, would temporarily be paused and no longer broadcast as to "minimise the number of staff travelling in and out of our studios and working together on shift at any one time" due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Good Morning Britain would be extended until 10am, with Kelly presenting. Lorraine came back on 13th July 2020.


Presenter Role Duration
Lorraine Kelly Lead Presenter 2010–
Christine Lampard Deputy Presenter 2017–
Carol Vorderman Relief Presenter 2011, 2018–
Kate Garraway Relief Presenter 2012-2014, 2018–
Rochelle Humes Relief Presenter 2017-2018
Amanda Holden Relief Presenter 2012, 2016
Andi Peters Relief Presenter 2020-

Currently the show is presented by Lorraine Kelly (2010- and Christine Lampard is a regular relief presenter. On Friday 17th July it was announced that Andi Peters would guest host the show for two weeks whilst Lorraine was on Summer holiday. This will be the first time the show has had a male lead presenter excluding one of’s when Ben, Piers & Ross King hosted to surprise Lorraine.



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 8:30am (after the regional news bulletin opt out). In March 2020-July 2020 Lorraine hosted in the final hour of GMB (9.00-10.00) due to her program being suspended due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The final hour was renamed GMB with Lorraine

Logo galleryEdit

The programme has had six different logos since it began airing in 2010.


  1. ^ "Loose Women and Lorraine live shows cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic as Good Morning Britain is extended". Metro. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. ^ "ITV stops filming Corrie, Lorraine and other shows". BBC News Online. 22 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Lorraine and Loose Women to stop live broadcasting as Coronation Street and Emmerdale suspend filming". ITV News. 22 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Honourary Gay Award: Lorraine Kelly". Attitude. 14 October 2015.
  5. ^ Sarah Parish in pictures Lorraine, ITV.com, 6 September 2010
  6. ^ Celia Walden Lorraine, ITV.com, 5 September 2010[dead link]
  7. ^ Kevin Maguire Lorraine, ITV.com, 5 September 2010[dead link]
  8. ^ "Lorraine Kelly show disrupted by fire alarm". 20 October 2014 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  9. ^ Ahmed, Tufayel (20 October 2014). "Lorraine Kelly forced to stop show after fire alarm".
  10. ^ Eyre, Charlotte (11 February 2016). "ITV's Lorraine launches children's writing comp". The Bookseller. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  11. ^ Jackson, Jasper; Sweney, Mark (21 February 2017). "ITV to shut London studio with 40-year history of top programming". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  12. ^ "ITV ditches plan to return to base on London's South Bank". Financial Times. Retrieved 9 October 2018.(subscription required)
  13. ^ "This Morning and Good Morning Britain to get even longer as ITV revamps morning schedule". Metro. Retrieved 14 March 2020.

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