Lorraine Kelly lands new presenting role away from ITV show admitting it’s an ‘eye opener’ | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Lorraine, who is famous for hosting her daily chat show on ITV, took some time out of her busy schedule to film a new documentary. Along with Harry Hill, Liza Tarbuck and Chris Packham, the 62-year-old has teamed up with Sky History where she will guide viewers through World War II.

In the new documentary, due to air next month, Lorraine will learn more about her grandfather, who fought in the war.

As Honorary Colonel of Cadets, the presenter felt she needed to learn more and separate WWII fact from enduring fiction and find out why, after 80 years since VE Day , the British continue to be so obsessed with her.

In the program, Lorraine met various experts, who told her true stories of reluctant spies and the importance of women’s role in war.

She also paid a visit to Dad’s Army Museum to learn more about the legendary Home Guard.

READ MORE: Amanda Holden in thinly veiled ‘queue jump’ at Holly and Phillip’s

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Lorraine talked about her new project.

Asked what attracted her to the role, the ITV presenter admitted: “It was a chance to do something completely different and delve into a subject that I find fascinating.”

Speaking about the discoveries she made about WWII, Lorraine continued: “I had read a lot about it anyway, but it was amazing to touch a suitcase belonging to a little evacuee separated from her family.

“Seeing her little dress and precious homemade doll was deeply moving and eye-opening to talk about their stories.

“I like talking to people who are passionate about their subjects.”

Although Lorraine has no plans to quit her ITV chat show, she admitted she would like to do more documentaries.

“Yes, I would,” she added. “I love my ‘day job’, but it’s nice to have more time to delve into a subject.”

When asked what other subjects she would like to explore, Lorraine explained, “Ancient Rome (from Caesar to Nero in particular) and the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, in particular Shackleton.”

Speaking about his family, the Celebrity Gogglebox star said: “Well my grandfathers were both involved [in the war] but they never talked about it.

“And I always wanted to know more about the kind of experiences they had to go through, because I didn’t get a chance to talk to them about it.

“I’ve always been interested in WWII. I remember watching the famous TV series The World At War and my dad has pretty much everything that’s been published on WWII.”

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV and the fourth episode of Britain’s Greatest Obsessions will premiere in the UK on Sky HISTORY on Monday 3 October at 9pm.

Leave a Comment