Lorraine Kelly returns to show, admitting coronavirus 'completely floored me'

Lorraine Kelly hosts Lorraine on ITV (ITV)
Lorraine Kelly is back hosting her ITV show, but admitted COVID 'floored me'. (ITV)

Lorraine Kelly has said she suffered "the worst" headaches after catching COVID-19, admitting the virus "completely floored me".

The 62-year-old TV presenter is back on her ITV chat show having taken a week off due to testing positive for coronavirus.

Kelly revealed: "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.

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"[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."

Lorraine Kelly and daughter Rosie at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2022. (Getty Images)
Lorraine Kelly and daughter Rosie at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2022. (Getty Images) (Karwai Tang via Getty Images)

Earlier she told Good Morning Britain hosts Ed Balls and Ranvir Singh it was "good to be back" at ITV studios.

Kelly attended Wimbledon Tennis Championship just days before she tested positive for coronavirus.

Balls asked: "Was it Wimbledon?"

She replied: "No, do you know what, I don't actually know what it was. It could have been somebody standing in the queue behind me in the supermarket, you just don't know. This is the thing, you'll never be able to find out.

"But I'm fine, thank goodness, and I'm here. Thank God for science and the vaccine."

Lorraine Kelly and Carol Vorderman
Lorraine Kelly was replaced by Carol Vorderman while she was off work with coronavirus. (ITV/Getty Images)

Kelly added: "I thought I'd escaped but it got me. But I'm fine. I'm absolutely fine and it's good to be back."

A week previously, Kelly revealed on on social media: "The dreaded COVID has finally caught up with me. I am so thankful to the scientists who developed the vaccine!"

Carol Vorderman, 61, was drafted in to host Lorraine in her absence.

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She told viewers: "Sadly Lorraine has caught the dreaded you know what, and I'm sitting in for a few days here. But we are wishing her a speedy recovery."

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