TV’s Lorraine given OBE

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TV presenter Lorraine Kelly said she was “thrilled” to be recognised in the New Year Honours list after receiving an OBE for services to charity and the armed forces.

The 52-year-old television star, currently presenting Lorraine on ITV, has been involved with numerous charities including Poppyscotland, Freedom from Fistula, and the Muscle Help Foundation.

Having started her career in local journalism, she moved into broadcasting and rose to become TV-am’s Scotland correspondent before a lengthy career at GMTV.

The Scot has also hosted many other TV programmes, presented her own radio show, written weekly newspaper columns and made her own exercise videos.

She has long supported the forces and this year launched UK Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh.

“I’m so thrilled and deeply honoured,” she said yesterday.