Lorraine praised for live gay wedding to mark 10 years of same-sex marriage

lorraine kelly, gavin and luke's wedding on lorraine
Lorraine praised for live same-sex wedding on showITV

Lorraine Kelly has been praised by viewers for the gay wedding that was held live on her show, to mark 10 years since same-sex marriage was made legal in England and Wales.

To celebrate the important historical milestone for LGBTQ+ people in same-sex relationships, fans of the ITV show Gavin and Luke got married on Wednesday morning's (March 27) episode of Lorraine.

Lorraine herself was the celebrant at the ceremony, with Gavin and Luke's family and friends present to watch them make their vows.

The presenter said: "We've all gathered here today, with your friends and family to witness your commitment to one another and to celebrate the beautiful love that you hold in your hearts, both of you.

lorraine kelly, gavin and luke's wedding on lorraine

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"It's a real privilege for me to be a witness to your wedding and to show people across the country that love is love."

After the couple exchanged rings, Lorraine told Gavin and Luke: "In front of your loved ones, and of course the whole country, I pronounce you husband and husband."

Viewers of the show enjoyed Lorraine's live wedding and took to social media to praise the show and its host.

One viewer said: "It's so refreshing to see a wedding, especially a gay wedding, on morning TV. Thank you @reallorraine for helping us celebrate 10 years since it was all legalised in the UK!"

gavin and luke's wedding on lorraine

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Another wrote: "Props to #Lorraine and her team!! The media landscape is so hostile to anything queer, and she's [shown] herself to be a true ally with today's wedding. Lovely, lovely stuff to celebrate ten years of gay marriage."

A third expressed their gratitude and said: "Congratulations boys, love is love, I'm proud to be gay. #Lorraine thank you Lorraine for supporting LGBTQ community."

Meanwhile, it was an emotional occasion for another viewer, who wrote: "Well done Lorraine, tried to put morning make up on whilst watching wedding, NOT happening. Crying eyes out, had to wait and start over!"

Alfie Boe sang for the newlyweds following the ceremony, and singer Anastacia sent a message of congratulations – after Gavin and Luke got engaged at one of her concerts.

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV1 and ITVX.

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