Lorraine
GenreBreakfast television programme
Presented byLorraine Kelly
Theme music composerSitting Duck
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Production
Production locations
EditorVictoria Kennedy
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production companyITV Breakfast
DistributorITV Studios
Release
Original networkITV
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original release6 September 2010 (2010-09-06) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byGMTV with Lorraine
Related showsGood Morning Britain
External links
Website

Lorraine is a British breakfast television programme that is broadcast on ITV. Launched on 6 September 2010, it is presented by Lorraine Kelly and broadcasts live every weekday from 9:00am to 10:00am. The programme features a variety of showbiz, fashion, health, food, celebrity interviews and competitions.

The programme is broadcast on ITV Cymru in Wales, STV in Scotland and UTV in Northern Ireland, with catch up being available on the ITV Hub and STV Player.

Format

Each day the presenter gives an introduction into what's coming up on the show, before discussing the main stories from the morning's newspapers, although sometimes this is replaced by a Los Angeles update from Ross King. The show's first guests tend to be interviewed next. Throughout the show more guests are interviewed as well as regulars such as Mark Heyes and Dr. Hilary Jones appear with fashion and health slots, respectively. The competition that runs on Good Morning Britain also appears throughout the show.

According to Attitude, Lorraine has "provided a platform for LGBT people to share their stories" and it earned Kelly the "Honourary Gay Award" at the 2015 Attitude Awards. The magazine described Lorraine as "one of the campest things on telly". Kelly described the series as "quite gay every day".[1]

History

On 6 September 2010, the first edition of the programme aired. A preview on Daybreak revealed the new studio look as spacious and coloured in a variety of pastel hues and decorative motifs dominated by pink. The sofa for the presenter and guests was pink and arranged in a semicircle around a central internally lit coffee table similar to that used for Daybreak. Lorraine's first guest was actress Gemma Arterton. The first programme also featured an interview with Sky News reporter Sarah Parish[2] and a recipe by TV chef James Tanner while Celia Walden[3] and Kevin Maguire[4] reviewed the morning's newspapers.

On 20 October 2014, the programme was briefly taken off air after a fire alarm forced its occupants to evacuate the studio on London's South Bank. Kelly was about to interview eliminated X Factor contestant Stephanie Nala from Luminites when they were interrupted by the alarm at 9:10 am. A spokeswoman for Lorraine said: "An alarm was raised within ITV this morning and the area was immediately evacuated. Once it had been investigated and deemed safe, people were able to re-enter the building." Lorraine Kelly wrote to fans on Twitter: "So sorry. We had to evacuate the building. First time in 30 years!" The show didn't make it back onto the air and the last 15 minutes was replaced by an episode of The National Trust and then followed by The Jeremy Kyle Show as normal.[5][6]

In February 2016, Lorraine's Top Tales was launched, a competition to find new children's author with Nadiya Hussain and Tom Fletcher as judges.[7]

Photo of host Kelly with guests on the set of Lorraine in 2018
Photo of host Kelly with guests on the set of Lorraine in 2018

In April 2018, and along with the rest of ITV Breakfast, Lorraine began broadcasting from BBC Studioworks' Television Centre. The move was as a result of the proposed redevelopment of The London Studios;[8] however in October 2018, it was announced that ITV would not be returning to the South Bank.[9]

On 6 January 2020, the show moved to a new time slot from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, with Good Morning Britain and This Morning both extended by 30 minutes.[10]

Production on Lorraine was suspended from 23 March to 10 July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[11] Good Morning Britain was extended to 10 am, with the final hour presented by Kelly and titled Good Morning Britain with Lorraine.[12][13]

Presenters

Main article: List of Lorraine on air staff

Crossovers

Daybreak

See also: Daybreak

On ITV's previous breakfast show, Daybreak, there was a preview of the day's edition of Lorraine on each day at around 07:30 with a chat between the programmes' hosts prior to a handover at 08:30. This preview was originally shown at 08:15 but was moved to an earlier slot in March 2011. On 30 November 2010, Daybreak co-presenter Adrian Chiles wore a kilt and made an on-screen visit to the Lorraine studio to congratulate Lorraine Kelly on her birthday and mark St Andrew's Day. On 20 July 2011, Lorraine was presented from the Daybreak studio due to technical problems.

Good Morning Britain

See also: Good Morning Britain

After Daybreak ended on 25 April 2014, its replacement Good Morning Britain began the following Monday (28 April 2014), as a result Lorraine now follows Good Morning Britain. Each day there is a preview of the Lorraine show on Good Morning Britain at 8:30 am (after the regional news bulletin opt out). In March 2020 – July 2020 Lorraine hosted in the final hour of GMB (9.00-10.00) due to her program being suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The final hour was renamed GMB with Lorraine.

Logo gallery

The programme has had six different logos since it began airing in 2010.

References

  1. ^ "Honourary Gay Award: Lorraine Kelly". Attitude. 14 October 2015.
  2. ^ Sarah Parish in pictures Lorraine, ITV.com, 6 September 2010
  3. ^ Celia Walden Lorraine, ITV.com, 5 September 2010[dead link]
  4. ^ Kevin Maguire Lorraine, ITV.com, 5 September 2010[dead link]
  5. ^ "Lorraine Kelly show disrupted by fire alarm". BBC News. 20 October 2014.
  6. ^ Ahmed, Tufayel (20 October 2014). "Lorraine Kelly forced to stop show after fire alarm".
  7. ^ Eyre, Charlotte (11 February 2016). "ITV's Lorraine launches children's writing comp". The Bookseller. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  8. ^ Jackson, Jasper; Sweney, Mark (21 February 2017). "ITV to shut London studio with 40-year history of top programming". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  9. ^ "ITV ditches plan to return to base on London's South Bank". Financial Times. Retrieved 9 October 2018.(subscription required)
  10. ^ "This Morning and Good Morning Britain to get even longer as ITV revamps morning schedule". Metro. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Loose Women and Lorraine live shows cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic as Good Morning Britain is extended". Metro. 22 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  12. ^ "ITV stops filming Corrie, Lorraine and other shows". BBC News Online. 22 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Lorraine and Loose Women to stop live broadcasting as Coronation Street and Emmerdale suspend filming". ITV News. 22 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.