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Lovely Lorraine Kelly gets emotional as she receives her OBE

03 JULY 2012

Scottish TV favourite Lorraine Kelly has been awarded an OBE. And the bubbly presenter has confessed she was overcome with emotion when she  met the Queen.

"I was very, very nervous, but it was an incredible and amazing experience. I think because it is here at Holyrood, it made it even more special for me," she said of the ceremony in Edinburgh.

 

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"I cried all the way through, I don't know what the Queen must have thought. I was just a bit overcome by it all to be honest."

Despite being a mainstay of British Television for more than two decades, anchoring programmes such as GMTV and Daybreak, the 52-year-old was recognised for her altruistic endeavours.

Lorraine is a long-time supporter of the Armed Forces and this year launched UK Armed Forces Day in the Scottish capital.

The mum-of-one has also been involved with many charities, including Poppyscotland, and this year she powered through the 62 mile Red Nose Desert Trek in Kenya, which raised money for Comic Relief projects.

"There are an awful lot of people who work away at charities, who help the Armed Forces, and do an awful lot more than I do. I think I am getting it on their behalf as well for myself." She added.

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