Andi Peters to replace Lorraine Kelly as first man to present show in decade


Andi Peters landed the plum job of replacing Lorraine Kelly on her daytime show – the first man to host the show in a decade. The star is about to take over for two weeks in summer when Lorraine is on massive promotion by ITV bosses.

Christine Lampard, favorite host and previous guest, will also take the helm in July and August. The last man to host the show was Michael Ball for a handful of shows in 2010.

Andi, who is currently presenting the show’s competitive niches, said: “I love Lorraine, I’ve known her for ten years, I’m on her show every day with competitions and it’s great to be part of this family. So, being in your place is an honor, Lorraine is an institution.

Andi Peters succeeds Lorraine Kelly for the summer

“Even though I still love giving money on competition slots, I can’t wait to chat with people and have a whole hour to relax. I’m a bit talkative. I would appreciate having guests on, who want to have some chinwag and also be able to do some serious things.

“I am happy and joyful, and it will always be there, but I obviously have an opinion. The good thing about ITV Daytime is that we have the right to have opinions.

“We are not censored this way, we are allowed to bring them to the table. I can’t wait to see how customers react to this. I am really very excited. “

Lorraine takes a well deserved summer vacation

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Christine added: “I can’t wait to be back in Lorraine. The team is always as charming and welcoming and now more than ever, it will be great to catch up with people and find out how they are progressing. ”

This decision comes as the show reports record audience figures.

During the lockdown, ITV’s daytime program ratings soared, with Lorraine reaching over 6.2 million in a single week and posting a 56% increase.

Christine will take the helm from Monday July 20 to August 7 then again from August 24 to September 1.

Christine Lampard will also join Andi Peters to welcome Lorraine

Andi will be on the hot seat for two weeks from August 10 to 21.

Lorraine added: “I am so delighted that Christine and Andi will replace me. They are both lovely people and professionals.

“In fact, I have been trying to get Andi to present my show for ages, but he has always been filming in exotic places. I am glad that we have managed to locate it. ”

The editor in chief of Lorraine, Victoria Kennedy, said: “I have lost count of the messages we have received from viewers saying how much Lorraine has helped them through the lockdown – she has been live everyday from the week, stimulating the spirits of the country and offering assurances at such a troubling time.

“While she’s taking a short break, we will continue to offer the same mix of entertainment, inspirational stories and health advice.

“Christine and Andi are very beloved and familiar faces in the series and we can’t wait to spend our summer with them as they each take the helm until Lorraine returns. ”

* Lorraine is broadcast on weekdays from 9 a.m. on ITV


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