Lorraine Kelly wants TV career until people are 'fed up' with her
Lorraine Kelly plans to be on TV screens until people get "fed up" with her.
The ‘What If’ podcast host is "very happy" to keep presenting her weekday morning ITV talk show ‘Lorraine’ until her audiences switch off, because she counts herself as "very lucky" to be doing something she enjoys.
The 61-year-old TV presenter exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “I think until people get fed up with me! I’m very happy doing what I do.
"I get to talk to such fascinating people, such interesting people and they don't have to be famous.
“Everybody's got their story, you know? And I just love it. I'm very lucky to be doing something that is joy. Everyday is a school day, I learn something every day.”
Lorraine has been involved with ITV daytime since 1984, first as the Scotland correspondent on 'TV-am' - reporting on stories such as the 1988 Lockerbie bombing - to working on shows such as ‘GMTV’, ‘Daybreak’, ‘This Morning’ and her own show since 2010.
The star admits she wants to carry on while she has "curiosity" and still "really enjoys" what she is doing.
She said: "I mean, why on earth, would you want to go anywhere else or do anything else?
“It's just lovely to be able to do that, and then to be in a position where I can actually sort of choose what I want to do is very, very lucky.”
Lorraine has channelled her passion in people and their stories into a podcast, 'What If', which she co-hosts with her 25-year-old daughter Rosie Smith, who she shares with husband Steve Smith.
The ‘Celebrity Gogglebox’ star described the podcast - which has featured guests such as Eddie Izzard, Michelle Visage, Gabby Logan and Sir Ranulph Fiennes - as a place for celebs to pause and reflect on their biggest regrets, fails and wins throughout their lives and careers.
Throughout the production process, the mother-daughter duo also have identified their dream guests for their joint pod, with Rosie wanting footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones, and Lorraine suggesting both broadcast royalty and actual royalty, Oprah Winfrey and Queen Elizabeth.
Speaking about Oprah, Lorraine said: "She’s a really good interviewer obviously, but she’s a great interviewee as well ... she's really interesting, but she's also very interested. She wants to know what’s going on."
To listen to Lorraine and Rosie's Beauty Pie sponsored podcast 'What If' head to pod.link/lorraineandrosie.