The former Radio 1 DJ turned author will be in the hot seat while Lorraine's away
Former Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton is to present ITV’s Lorraine for the first time next week.
The 35-year-old mum of two, will front the morning programme all of next week while Lorraine Kelly continues her three week break to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary to her husband Steve Smith.
Lorraine and Steve are currently on a special holiday which has already seen them journey to the Antarctic to trace the footsteps of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Celebrity Juice regular Fearne is going to have plenty of famous faces joining her on the sofa with her guests next week including Olympic diver Tom Daley, actress Emma Watson and the newly reformed pop group, Steps. She said: ”It’s going to be such a fun week, I’m really looking forward to hosting the show while Lorraine enjoys her trip of her lifetime.”
Lorraine’s currently on a trip of a lifetime
Lorraine editor Sue Walton said: “I’m delighted that Fearne, such a popular and versatile broadcaster, is presenting the show for a week. Her natural empathy, spontaneity, not forgetting her sense of fun will all shine through in what will be a special week of shows.”
Fearne, who’s married to Jesse Wood, the son of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, has recently written her third book called Happy which lifts the lid on her battle with depression and was a guest herself on Lorraine’s show a few weeks ago. Opening up about her struggles with the mental illness she explained, “I’m very lucky as I love my job and I’m really lucky as I’ve got a gorgeous family. But unfortunately neither of those things make me immune to the other things that go on in life – loss, bereavement, anger frustration, depression….
“It’s something that happened to me and I feel like it’s something that won’t happen to me again but I don’t know. It might be naive, it might be optimistic, but it was definitely a time of great learning for me.”
Former Daybreak presenter, Christine Lampard has been fronting the show this week during Lorraine’s absence and Countryfile’s Helen Skelton has also done a stint in the hot seat.
ITV’s Lorraine airs on weekdays at 8.30am.