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 (opens in new tab), and moved the host over to join Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid (opens in new tab) 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.

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