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Did Lorraine Kelly ever do real journalism?

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ssd Wed 21-Mar-18 09:06:37

am just wondering , her morning programme seems to be full of frothy nonsense and camp guys working with her, no substance or anything worth watching

I wonder if she ever feels like she can't go back to doing anything real or interesting now, its as if cos she lost weight all she knows about now is hairstyles and twirly skirts

frankchickens Wed 21-Mar-18 09:09:30

From wikipedia -

She turned down a university place to study English and Russian in favour of a job on the East Kilbride News,[4] her local newspaper, and then joined BBC Scotland as a researcher in 1983.[5] She moved to TV-am as an on-screen reporter covering Scottish news in 1984.[5

pepperpot99 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:15:18

I can't stand her and her braying, vacuous bubblehead ways.

Theresasmayshoes11 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:16:18

That’s really harsh op.

I don’t watch her programmes but she’s hugely popular with people like my mum who is housebound. She’s a comfy presence to some people.

Not everyone wants paxman for breakfast.

She’s made a great career being chatty and who she is. Good on her.

Minus1 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:18:06

I thought she was awful until Fern Cotton took over for a week then she didn’t seem so bad.

pepperpot99 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:19:15

Your bar is spectacularly low, Minus1 !

WorraLiberty Wed 21-Mar-18 09:19:59

Not everyone wants paxman for breakfast

"How do you want your Paxman? Fried or boiled?" grin

lizzie1970a Wed 21-Mar-18 09:20:16

She awful as a presenter. I don't know what she was like as a journalist but hopefully she didn't constantly repeat herself in print - "ooh, that's lovely, really, really lovely", "ooh, you're gawjus, just absolutely gawjus", "I love that, I do, I love that". Trump does the repetition thing too.

KC225 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:21:09

I know she's popular but she's just so twee. She needs to giggle less and hop off the fence a bit more.

Theresasmayshoes11 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:22:53

worra wink scrambled I think

MrsJayy Wed 21-Mar-18 09:23:23

Her programme is frothy and a bit nonsensical it is a morning magazine show if you want something a bit more serious Victoria Derbyshire is on

OllyBJolly Wed 21-Mar-18 09:23:24

What a nasty post!

I was at school with Lorraine and you just knew she would make it no matter what path she chose. She worked as a cub reporter on the local paper so got into journalism the tough route. She worked really hard and is genuinely a lovely person. Still comes to school reunions!

Breakfast telly froth is her job and it's a job she does well. There's always the off switch if it's not your cup of tea.

BishopBrennansArse Wed 21-Mar-18 09:31:09

She comes across as so fawning and insincere.

Lovestonap Wed 21-Mar-18 09:34:54

She's good at what she's paid to do, which is to be sycophantic to celebrities.

I think the last bit of reporting I remember her doing were OBs at Dunblane, which she handled really well and sensitively.

But Christ she is annoying to watch.

LayerShortOfALasagne Wed 21-Mar-18 09:36:40

Can ya see ma growler 😂😂

Is all I think when I see her. Childish yes.

geekone Wed 21-Mar-18 09:41:33

Wow what a mean post. If you don't like it don't bloody watch.

Is this what MN has come to looking at successful women and ripping them apart? Completely Ridiculous.

Oh and it's not my TV of choice I don't watch ITV generaly, but this is just personal and mean.

MissionItsPossible Wed 21-Mar-18 09:49:36

She has one of the cushiest jobs on tv! She certainly knows where the bodies are buried 😆

frankchickens Wed 21-Mar-18 09:58:58

I really like her although I don't often. She's worked for it.
The sisterhood is pretty weak on here at times, innit?

The80sweregreat Wed 21-Mar-18 10:06:54

Listen to the radio instead.
It’s not my cup of tea but she is hugely admired and been around forever - she must be doing something right.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Wed 21-Mar-18 10:11:22

I remember her reporting from Dunblane. She did a good job. I can't watch her show it's too twee and irritating but it's easy money for her I suppose.

SilverySurfer Wed 21-Mar-18 10:16:49

I can't stand her and her braying, vacuous bubblehead ways.

^ This, with bells on.

LifeBeginsAtGin Wed 21-Mar-18 10:19:45

The righteous are out early - what exactly is 'nasty' about this thread?hmm

She's on telly therefore the public have a right to talk about her. If she doesn't like it she knows what to do.

OllyBJolly Wed 21-Mar-18 10:29:23

The righteous are out early - what exactly is 'nasty' about this thread?

This comment is particularly nasty

cos she lost weight all she knows about now is hairstyles and twirly skirts

ssd Wed 21-Mar-18 10:48:56

I couldn't care less if anyone thinks I'm being nasty, I will discuss her all I want, as for the sisterhood comment....lame!!!!!

I wonder if she ever gets fed up with the level shes at now, sort of comfort tv for grannies, she seems like an intelligent woman who has experience at deeper issues and all the fawning she has to do must get on her nerves a bit

The80sweregreat Wed 21-Mar-18 10:50:27

I dont watch Good morning Britain ( or whatever its called) as i dislike Piers morgan, but ds1 had it on the other morning and i was struck by how glam they all are on that show compared to the presenters on BBC! the girls on the Beeb always look nice enough and well dressed etc, but the ones on ITV just seem more polished. my only observation is they must earn a lot more money and have free make up or hairstyles all paid for or something like that, seemed more of an american format. I tend to watch the headlines if its on, then go over to the radio, much more pleasant experience!

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