Has Lorraine Kelly taken a break from her TV show to join Strictly Come Dancing?

Lorraine ITV
Lorraine ITV

Could we soon see Lorraine Kelly in sequins and fake tan?

It has been hinted that Lorraine Kelly might be using her break from ITV to star in the new series of BBC dancing show Strictly Come Dancing.

The rumour that the Scottish TV presenter could be showing off her fancy foot work on Strictly has been doing the rounds since she left her morning chat show to go on a summer break.

Lorraine ITV

Lorraine's annual break from ITV has fulled rumours about her joining Strictly (Picture: ITV)

Ben adds to the rumours 

However, her ITV colleague Ben Shephard added fuel to the flames when he joked about Lorraine's absence from the show being linked to her joining the dance competition.

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Ben's fellow Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway joked: "Ben is peddling all sorts of rumours about Lorraine Kelly this morning.

"He says one reason why she's not on her show is that she's gone into a Strictly bubble."

Christine presents Lorraine ITV

Christine has taken over the reins on morning chat show, Lorraine (Picture: ITV)

Lorraine has taken her annual summer break from her show, with Christine Lampard taking the reins presenting the show.

Lorraine takes a break 

But despite Lorraine's break happening at this time every year, Good Morning Britain presenter, Ben, teased that she might have gone into hiding ahead of the show.

The BBC confirmed recently that the series will go ahead this year despite the difficulties following the coronavirus outbreak.

Strictly Come Dancing

Is Lorraine really joining Strictly, or is it all a joke? (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

With dancing partners having to get close to one another, it has been hinted that couples will need to go into self isolation ahead of the show to make sure they are fit and well.

So is that really where Lorraine is right now?

Or could she just be taking a well-earned break from presenting her morning ITV show?

Fans of Lorraine will know that the presenter didn't get a break from appearing on TV during lockdown.

Lorraine ITV

Could we see Lorraine showing off her fancy footwork soon? (Picture: ITV)

Instead ITV kept her show on air by sharing a studio with the Good Morning Britain team.

She has since retuned to her usual studio, which is where Christine is now hosting the show from.

Lorraine airs on weekdays at 9am on ITV.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.