Lorraine Kelly shares health update and confirms return date after pulling out of show last minute due to illness


Lorraine Kelly is coming back, people! (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Lorraine Kelly has updated her viewers after illness forced her to pull out of her show last minute earlier this week.

The Scottish TV presenter had to drop out of her ITV morning programme on Wednesday (February 22), after she became ill with a bug.

Fortunately, Ranvir Singh was on hand to replace her, and fronted her show at 9am.

Lorraine has now assured people that she’s on the mend and is very much looking forward to appearing back on our screens after the weekend.

One concerned fan wrote to her on Twitter: ‘hope you are feeling better Lorraine?’

The cheerful star replied: ‘Much better ta – see you Monday xxx’.

Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock (13776597h) Lorraine Kelly 'Lorraine' TV show, London, UK - 21 Feb 2023

The host had to drop out of her show at the last minute this week (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Lorraine previously said she was ‘beyond disappointed’ to be sent home from the studio before her live show this week, especially as she had a very special guest on her sofa.

‘When you have to be sent home from work early in the morning because you are suddenly attacked by a hideous bug and were looking forward to interviewing @adamlambert THAT! Beyond disappointed but imagine if I had infected him !!!!!!’, she tweeted.

She’s been inundate with get well wishes, though, with Dr Amir Khan, a regular on her programme, tweeting: ‘Hope you feel better soon my love x’

‘Get well soon lovely x’, replied Aled Jones.

If you want an impressive stat, then this actually marked the first time Lorraine had to pull out of her own show due to illness.

Fortunately, Ranvir Singh came to the rescue with just one hour’s notice! (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Announcing her absence on Good Morning Britain this week, Kate Garraway and Ed Balls said: ‘In almost a first in her 30-year-plus history on breakfast TV, she’s actually gone home. She’s not well.’

‘She’s got a bug,’ Kate continued. ‘We’re wishing you very well, Lorraine. I hope you’re getting better.’

‘Ranvir is to the rescue though, she’s on her way in to get herself ready for the show, so she’ll be here,’ she added.

The broadcaster noted how lucky it was that Ranvir was available to step into Lorraine’s shoes at less than an hour’s notice, getting out of bed so that she could help.

Just before the start of Lorraine, Ranvir disclosed that she received a call at 7.18am when she was in bed and made it to the train for 7.30, admitting that she was ‘proud’ of herself for being so speedy.

Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV1 at 9am.

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