Scots star presenter Kelly celebrates 50th with charity gig

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By Rory Reynolds

SCOTS sofa queen Lorraine Kelly joins the big 50 club today.

The chirpy TV favourite is still looking good as she enters her 6th decade, as her legions of polling internet fans could attest to.

The Dundee-based veteran presenter has been on the box for as long as anyone can remember, rising quickly from a cub reporter on a local paper to a TV-am telly journalist.

And it wasn’t long before she’d worked her way onto ITV, and even had a hand in helping to launch GMTV despite being in her early 30s.

Now Lorraine is one of Britain’s best-loved presenters, still fronting the early morning news and chat show, while finding time to write two newspaper columns every week and commute home to Dundee.

She said: “I can’t believe I’ve reached my half-century already as I still feel about 15 – and sometimes I know I act like a teenager.

“To be honest it’s just a number and a terrific excuse for a party.

“I’ve been told that there will be some surprises on tomorrow morning’s GMTV show and it could be well worth tuning in just to see me looking embarrassed when I have to blow out all those candles.”

But instead of celebrating her big day, the big-hearted mum is spending it raising cash for an armed forces charity to support Britain’s injured brave soldiers

And she’ll even get up on stage for the big fundraiser, despite admitting that she hasn’t thought of an act yet.

She added: “Despite the fact that I can neither sing, dance, nor play an instrument I will be up on stage and will prove, in my case, that Britain doesn’t actually have any talent.”

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