Lorraine Kelly reveals she was sacked from her TV role weeks after giving birth


Lorraine Kelly has been in our homes for almost 40 years, but the TV sensation has revealed how her long career has almost been cut short.

The mother-of-one, 61, was working as a Glasgow-based journalist with TV-AM when she received the devastating news that she had been fired – just weeks after welcoming her stepdaughter Rosie in 1994.

The Glasgow television star, who recently shared that she had “no doubt” that Piers Morgan would return to GMB, explained how she has faced many battles throughout her career, but has always been someone. ‘one to deal with a problem head-on and until the end.

Speaking on the White Wine Question Time podcast hosted by Kate Thornton, the daytime talk show host revealed how her successful television career hardly came to pass.

Lorraine Kelly revealed she was fired from her TV job just weeks after giving birth

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Recalling the shocking news, she said, “They told me not to come back. Basically they said, “Thank you very much and well done” because they had someone else. Anthea Turner has been invited to present with Eamonn [Holmes].

“It was a long, long time ago – 27 years ago – because Rosie is 27,” she said.

The Scottish beauty, who recently became a first-time mother to her husband, TV cameraman Steve Smith, spoke about how scary and intimidating it was as a new mom.

She said: “It was really scary. I had this very tiny baby and I wasn’t sure what was going to happen.

Lorraine Kelly and her husband Steve Smith welcomed their daughter in 1994
Lorraine Kelly and her husband Steve Smith welcomed their daughter in 1994

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Lorraine managed to secure an alternate segment presenting role on the show

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But while it seemed like all hope was lost, a brand wanted to sponsor a mother and baby slot machine on the show and told producers it would only do so if Lorraine, who recently criticized Harry and Meghan for interviews, could introduce her.

“Luckily there was a mom and baby company – I think it was Cow & Gate or something – that wanted to make a mom and baby slot.

“They wouldn’t do it if I didn’t. So it was a step backwards, if you will. It was such a success that they ended up giving me my own show.

A clip showed Lorraine sporting a side parting
Lorraine featured a mother and baby segment on the show with her daughter Rosie

In the clip showed Lorraine with short raven hair wearing an oversized shirt
Lorraine was told she wouldn’t do well with her strong Glasgow accent

The TV host opened up to the podcast alongside her daughter Rosie as she recalled how TV bosses told her she would never be successful as a successful TV presenter due to his strong Glasgow accent.

“When I worked at BBC Scotland, the director of BBC Scotland said that I was never able to do it because of my accent, because I had a Glasgow accent.

“It was the best thing he could have ever done because the next day there was a journalist job at TV-AM in Scotland – and I never would have had the nerve to apply for the job.”

She added: “But I just thought I was going to have to do something because I will never be a journalist if I stay here.”


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