Lorraine Kelly returns to work after being sent home ill
The 63-year-old TV presenter shrugged off a "buglet" as she insisted she is "fine".
Lorraine Kelly has returned to work after being sent home ill, insisting it was just a "buglet".
The 63-year-old TV presenter was sent home from her ITV chat show on Wednesday 23 February and gave a hilarious response as she announced she would be back on screen on Monday morning.
Kelly tweeted in reply to a fan who said they could not believe her age: "Feck Stuartie — neither can I! See you 9am tomorrow."
Feck Stuartie - neither can I! See you 9am tomorrow ❤️ https://t.co/6RU4Y9HDtu
— Lorraine (@reallorraine) February 26, 2023
The Scottish chat show host told Dr Hilary Jones on Lorraine: "I'm fine, that was so weird last week, I came in on Wednesday morning and I got sent home.
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"It was just a buglet and normally I can bat them away but this time it was a cracker. It's all good."
Kelly was replaced by Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh at the last minute after revealing she was unwell.
She announced on Twitter: "When you have to be sent home from work early in the morning because you are suddenly attacked by a hideous bug and were looking forward to interviewing @adamlambert THAT! Beyond disappointed but imagine if I had infected him !!!!!!"
The next day when asked how she was feeling she said: "Much better ta - see you Monday xxx"
The TV star's last unscheduled absence from the morning show was in July 2022 when she had COVID-19, which she admitted "completely floored me".
Kelly took a week off from hosting her show due to testing positive for coronavirus.
She revealed on her return: "Do you know, I'm fine. It was a nasty one, the dreaded COVID got me and it's a nasty one. The worst headaches I think I've ever had in my whole life.
"[It] completely floored me, I couldn't actually get up without feeling really weird but I'm absolutely fine now.
"Thank goodness, as I kept saying all the time, that I got the vaccine."
Kelly lost 1.5st after becoming an ambassador for Weight Watchers in a bid to combat the pounds she had gained "comfort eating" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She said at the time: “I comfort ate and would just find myself hovering around the biscuit tin and the fridge for all sorts of goodies.
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“I wasn't doing as much exercise and mindlessly eating, just eating for the sake of eating. Now I’ve got much more of a balance.”
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