Lorraine Kelly replaced by this presenter - and she's proving very popular

Lorraine Kelly
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TV host Lorraine Kelly is now on her annual half term break, meaning she won't be presenting her daily morning show on ITV.

And so for one week only, another popular personality has stepped in to take the helm of Lorraine.

Carol Vorderman will be filling in for Lorraine while she's away, presenting the programme every morning this week. She made her debut on Monday morning, chatting to former politician Ed Balls for International Stammering Awareness Day, and singer Beverley Craven, who discussed her second breast cancer diagnosis.

And it seems she's going down a storm with viewers - as many took to social media during the show to praise Carol and her presenting skills.

On Twitter, one fan said, 'I’m loving Carol Vorderman hosting Lorraine .!!', while another agreed, commenting, '#Lorraine #carolvorderman really good on Lorraine, a natural'.

A third viewer wrote, 'Am really enjoying it this morning Carol. You are doing a fab job. 🌸💖'.

Ahead of the show, Carol posted a make-up free photo on her Twitter account, saying, 'Looking a bugger first thing this morning on set of @itvlorraine....time for a LOT of make up methinks... LOLOLOL 😂'.

But fans were keen to defend the former Countdown star, saying her natural look was 'beautiful'. One fan commented on the picture saying, 'Never! -Beautiful carol!!😍', and a second said, 'Naaa still as youthful looking as ever carol'.

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A third viewer also enjoyed Carol's presenting so much, they had a novel idea for the show going forward...

They wrote, 'Bloody hell Carol. You don't need make up. Great first show. Any chance you can convince the bosses to have you AND @reallorraine present it together. That would be a right hoot!'.

Lorraine is due to return to the show next Monday. It's not clear if she's taking the opportunity to jet off to somewhere warm and sunny, but we're sure she'll be enjoying the break from work.

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

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