Lorraine Kelly leaves Good Morning Britain after four months working with team

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Lorraine Kelly has left Good Morning Britain after four months of working with the team.

The longtime presenter, who hosts her own TV show Lorraine on ITV, moved over to work with the Good Morning Britain team four months ago after the outbreak of the coronavirus.

In order to minimise the number of workers required in the ITV studios, the network temporarily cancelled TV show Lorraine, as well as Loose Women, and moved the host over to join Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on their morning news show.

As regular host Susanna was away from the studios for the first few weeks of Lorraine’s placement due to self-isolation regulations, the Lorraine star co-hosted the news programme with Piers.

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However, after Susanna returned, Lorraine then went on to present her own segment, Good Morning Britain with Lorraine.

But after months away, the star is finally able to return to her own studio for her show Lorraine.

Sharing the exciting news in a video from her studio, she said, “Hi everyone, it’s Lorraine here. As of Monday, we’re going to be back in our studio which we’re all very excited about.

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“It’s been lovely being with the guys at GMB, but it’ll be so nice to sort of get back to a little bit of normality and be back in here.

“So I’ll see you on Monday!”

It comes four months after ITV released a statement confirming that Lorraine would be spending some time with the GMB team, reading, ‘ITV Daytime has taken the decision to stop broadcasting Lorraine and Loose Women live from Monday 23rd March.

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This decision has been made to minimise the number of staff travelling in and out of our studios and working together on shift at any one time.

‘We’re focusing our efforts on providing to viewers the latest news on the rapidly changing situation which aims to offer some stability and continuity in all our lives whilst so many of us are at home right now.

‘That’s why we have taken this tough decision to protect our GMB News programme in the morning and keep This Morning on air for as long as possible.

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.

When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).

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