Lorraine Kelly gets replaced last minute as she drops out of her show

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Lorraine Kelly was replaced on her ITV morning show today (February 22) after she was forced to drop out at the last minute due to a "hideous bug."

Ahead of the TV host's 9am slot, Good Morning Britain presenters Kate Garraway and Ed Balls informed viewers that Lorraine had been sent home for the first time in 30 years.

"In almost a first in her 30-year-plus history on breakfast TV, she's actually gone home. She's not well," said Kate. "She's got a bug. We're wishing you very well, Lorraine. I hope you're getting better."

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Kate then revealed that Ranvir Singh would be filling in as host, adding: "Ranvir is to the rescue though, she's on her way in to get herself ready for the show, so she'll be here."

Ranvir added on air that she got the call with just a couple of hours' notice, and managed to get herself on a train in just 12 minutes once she received the news.

Lorraine took to Twitter to share her disappointment about missing work, as well as the opportunity to interview Queen singer Adam Lambert.

"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," she wrote. "Beyond disappointed but imagine if I had infected him!!!!!!"

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Many replied to the tweet with their well wishes, including The Masked Singer's Aled Jones, who wrote: "Get well soon lovely," while Lorraine editor Victoria Kennedy added: "Get well soon," along with a red heart emoji.

Last month, Lorraine revealed that she had been recovering from keyhole surgery on her shoulder over Christmas.

"I had a wee operation on my shoulder, it's been annoying me for ages," she said.

"Thank you to Professor Levy and his brilliant team because, oh my goodness, keyhole surgery is incredible. I just had to remove some calcification and a little bit of bone."

Lorraine airs on weekday mornings from 9am on ITV.

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