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Lorraine Kelly warns it has become ‘almost impossible’ for working-class youngsters to make it into TV like she did | Ents & Arts News

Lorraine Kelly warns it has become ‘almost impossible’ for working-class youngsters to make it into TV like she did | Ents & Arts News

Lorraine Kelly says it has become “almost impossible” for working-class youngsters to break into TV. The ITV presenter spoke candidly about the financial barriers preventing some from accepting a job in the media. She criticised a London-centric approach from the TV industry and media that often priced out many people due to the capital’s sky-high rent prices and cost of living compared to other parts of the country. Kelly said: “The high cost of living and working now makes it almost impossible for working-class kids from the rest of the country to accept a job in London. “That has to change.” The presenter called for more opportunities outside of London and added: “We quite rightly have stressed the importance of diversity in recent years, but that also has to include young working-class people who understand and can relate to the vast majority of our viewers. “It is in all of our interests to make sure they have the opportunity to have their voices heard.” Read more from Sky News:Song overtakes Wonderwall as biggest to not …

How Lorraine Kelly proved her ex-boss wrong to become the queen of morning TV

How Lorraine Kelly proved her ex-boss wrong to become the queen of morning TV

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails In the summer of 1989, Lorraine Kelly, then the Scotland correspondent for ITV’s breakfast show TV-am, travelled down to the London studio. One of the usual hosts was on holiday, and Kelly had been drafted in as backup. The gig was only meant to last a week – but Kelly never really left. If you’ve tuned in to ITV on a weekday morning at any point over the past four decades or so, there’s a high chance that you’ll have been greeted by her soft Glaswegian tones. Whether it wasTV-am in the Eighties, (the original) Good Morning Britain and GMTV in the Nineties and Noughties, or her own show Lorraine, which has been on air since 2010, Kelly has perched on a colourful sofa, delivering headlines, disarming famous guests, and juggling the strange high-low mix of breakfast telly: a feature on a dancing animal or a fashion trend …

Prue Leith Revealed 1 Secret About Her Iconic Glasses And We’ll Never See Her The Same Way Again

Prue Leith Revealed 1 Secret About Her Iconic Glasses And We’ll Never See Her The Same Way Again

The Great British Bake Off legend and culinary expert Prue Leith is known for her extensive background in cookery and all things food, her role as judge on Bake Off and, of course, her eccentric range of glasses. However, in an interview today on Lorraine, Prue revealed that while she has 75(!) pairs of glasses, only 20 of those have a prescription in them, and she doesn’t really need glasses since she’s had a cataracts operation. Host Ranvir Singh exclaimed: “I didn’t even notice, that is absolutely brilliant!” Why Prue Leith wears glasses without prescription lenses Prue, who actually has her own eyewear range called Specs by Prue, revealed that she actually just loves wearing glasses and finds the lens-free pairs great for TV as she doesn’t have to worry about reflections. She then poked her fingers through the glasses to demonstrate that they are purely ornamental. Despite being famous for her love of colour and eccentric sense of style, Prue revealed that the secret to her style is actually letting her husband John Playfair …

Lorraine Kelly’s baffled five-word reaction to Prince Harry cutting ties with UK

Lorraine Kelly’s baffled five-word reaction to Prince Harry cutting ties with UK

Lorraine Kelly reacted to the news of Prince Harry listing his primary residence as the US on the latest episode of her ITV show. During Thursday’s instalment of Lorraine, the Scots presenter said: “Prince Harry making a lot of the front pages this morning after officially registering himself as an American resident. Well, that’s where he lives!” The Duke of Sussex relocated to the US with his wife Meghan Markle four years ago when they made the decision to quit the Royal Family for a new life in California. Speaking to royal editor Russell Myers, Lorraine highlighted that people are accusing him of cutting ties with the UK but he does live in America as she appeared confused by the uproar. Lorraine added: “It’s where his wife lives and I think the youngest baby was born there.” Harry and Meghan relocated to the US four years ago -Credit:AP Weighing in with his thoughts, Russell said it’s been an interesting few days for the Sussexes, the Express reports. He said: “Never a dull moment, first we …

James Martin addresses cancer battle in rare update

James Martin addresses cancer battle in rare update

Saturday Morning presenter James Martin has shared a rare health update after undergoing surgery for cancer. During an appearance on Monday’s instalment of Lorraine, the celebrity chef spoke at length about his tour and his current health. © Ken McKay/ITV/ShutterstockJames Martin shared a rare health update on Lorraine When asked whether everything was “good” with his well-being, James, 51, told Lorraine Kelly: “Yes, the stitches have fallen out, as you know, the last time I was on, I was in the middle of operations. As we speak, the stitches have fallen out of my body at the moment and that’s all clear, onwards and upwards!” In response, TV host Lorraine said: “I’m really pleased, it’s great, great news!” © Ken McKay/ITV/ShutterstockThe TV chef also discussed his upcoming tour James first went public with his cancer diagnosis when he issued a public apology over the way he spoke to his crew in a series of voice recordings obtained by The Sun. In response to the recordings, he explained: “I was then diagnosed with cancer on my …

Beaming Lorraine Kelly rocks black bob and cascading veil in rare wedding photo with lookalike father

Beaming Lorraine Kelly rocks black bob and cascading veil in rare wedding photo with lookalike father

Lorraine Kelly may have been married for over 30 years, but her wedding photos remain few and far between. The Scottish TV star, 64, tends to re-share the same two pictures of her special day with her camera-shy husband Steve Smith, but she dug into her personal archives back in 2012 to reveal an unseen photo. © Jim James – PA ImagesLorraine Kelly sported short dark hair when she married Steve Sporting a wide grin, Lorraine turned towards her lookalike father in an intimate father-daughter wedding moment captured on camera. John Kelly wore a kilt, a black jacket and a bow tie in a nod to her Scottish roots, while Lorraine looked radiant in her puff-sleeve wedding dress.  Proving she has inherited her father’s striking features, the bride sported ebony locks – which are much darker in the photo compared to her current chocolate hue – in an updo, leaving her full fringe coiffed around her eyes. She topped her hair with fresh white flowers and a flowing veil.  Meanwhile, Lorraine accentuated her features by …

Lorraine Kelly brands Prince Andrew ‘naive’ over Newsnight interview

Lorraine Kelly brands Prince Andrew ‘naive’ over Newsnight interview

Lorraine Kelly has given her take on Prince Andrew’s now-infamous Newsnight interview, in which journalist Emily Maitlis grilled him over his relationship with convicted sex offender and financier, Jeffrey Epstein. During Thursday’s edition of her ITV programme, the presenter welcomed former Newsnight producer Sam McAlister, who was key in securing the Duke of York’s 2019 interview.  The pair were chatting about Prince Andrew’s initial reaction to the interview, with Sam explaining that the royal thought the interview had gone well. WATCH: Lorraine Kelly brands Prince Andrew ‘naive’ over Newsnight interview “He thought he’d done a great job,” said Sam, recalling the moments after the interview ended. “It is extraordinary. After 59 years of being told you’re incredible and amazing, it sinks in and you start to believe the hype. Everybody gets that when they rise but to be a royal puts you to the extreme degree of it. I think he felt he’d done a good job and was very jolly afterwards. “It was a real moment where you saw all the journalists going, ‘Oh …

Lorraine Kelly wears touching new necklace to support worthy cause

Lorraine Kelly wears touching new necklace to support worthy cause

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly certainly has been a busy bee the last few weeks! The host come author, who has been spending her time promoting her new novel The Island Swimmer, has had a jam-packed schedule. Making the nation laugh on The Last Leg, taking part in hilarious skits on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway as well as presenting her own morning show on ITV, the popular broadcaster has looked as fabulous as always in a number of stylish ensembles – with one special necklace making a recurring appearance in her on-screen looks. The special jewellery piece, dubbed The Happiness Necklace, has been made in collaboration with British silver jewellery brand Kit Heath and HELLO! magazine, as part of our happiness initiative – and Lorraine seems to be a big fan. The necklace features a stunning 18-carat gold plated bead interlocked with a silver disc and a sterling silver chain. By purchasing one, you’ll be helping other women enter the workplace courtesy of UK charity Smart Works. As part of the collaboration, HELLO! and Kit …

Lorraine Kelly weighs in on Kate Middleton security breach: ‘It’s extremely embarrassing’

Lorraine Kelly weighs in on Kate Middleton security breach: ‘It’s extremely embarrassing’

Lorraine Kelly has weighed in on the security breach that has reportedly taken place at the London Clinic, the private hospital where the Princess of Wales underwent abdominal surgery in January. The Lorraine host was talking to the show’s Royal Editor Russell Myers about the breach, which has sparked an investigation at the hospital after it was claimed that staff had attempted to access Princess Kate’s medical records.  © ShutterstockLorraine Kelly weighed in on the reported hospital breach Emphasising the importance of patient privacy within hospitals, Lorraine asked Russell: “Privacy is paramount for all of us so this is extremely embarrassing for the London Clinic, isn’t it?” Russell responded: “It’s not only embarrassing but damaging to their reputation. Since the 30s’ when they opened, they have looked after senior members of the Royal Family, including the late Queen, the late Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Margaret. They’ve looked after prime ministers and presidents, John F. Kennedy was treated there in the 40s’. The list is endless.” He went on to add that while the hospital didn’t …

Lorraine Kelly’s guest house on grounds of £2m countryside home is storybook worthy

Lorraine Kelly’s guest house on grounds of £2m countryside home is storybook worthy

Lorraine Kelly has a stunning home right on the riverbed in a small town in Buckinghamshire where she lives a quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of the capital with her husband Steve Smith. The couple relocated from Dundee back in 2017 after her daughter Rosie moved out, choosing to sell her seven-bedroom mansion for £845,000 and move closer to London for work. But while we’re obsessed with the interiors of the 64-year-old’s main house, we also adore taking a look inside her guest cottage. © InstagramLorraine lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband The sweet little cabin located at the side of her garden is perfect for when relatives or close friends come to stay.  And although it’s a smaller outhouse compared to the primary residence, it’s no less impressive. Inside Lorraine’s guest house at £2million home Cabin porch © Instagram Lorraine revealed the outside of her and Steve’s guest house and the porch is so pretty, even in the colder months as shown in this snap. The TV star can be seen standing on …