By Amy Hunt
Lorraine Kelly has conquered the world of TV during her 35-year-long career, and now it seems she's ready to tackle a very different kind of challenge - across the pond.
The 59-year-old revealed to BBC Woman's Hour that ahead of her 60th birthday in November, she'll be heading to America to train to go into space!
She confessed that her TV crew got her the astronaut training as a birthday gift, and that she can't wait to get as close as you can to actually being in space.
Lorraine revealed, "I've got the best team in the world, and for my birthday, because I'm turning 60 this year, they've got me astronaut training in Florida.
"So I have to go with the astronauts with all this amazing training, we'll actually get so far up into space that we'll be weightless!
"I'm getting excited about it as I talk, and I cannot wait. It's the closest thing you can actually get to being a proper, true astronaut." So while we're not sure if she's actually going to go to space, it sounds like a pretty incredible challenge!
It's clear that Lorraine has somewhat of a passion for space, also revealing in the interview that the best guest she ever interviewed was Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to land on the moon.
She said it was "unbelievable to actually get to talk to someone like that, because I'm a huge fan of astronomy and everything to do with science".
Last night, Lorraine joined a whole host of other TV stars at the National Television Awards. Although her breakfast show didn't pick up any awards, she certainly looked stylish, in a stunning black gown and shoes by & Other Stories.
Later in the night she presented the award for best serial drama performance to EastEnders actor Danny Dyer.
Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.
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