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Monday 16th December 2019

Lorraine Kelly cries as special show celebrates her 60th birthday

She talked to her daughter via live link

An emotional Lorraine Kelly shed a few tears on breakfast TV earlier today as she celebrated turning 60 with her brother and daughter and cadets from her beloved Black Watch.

The TV presenter was also surprised with plenty of friendly faces during the show - including Bake Off winner Candice Brown, Craig David and sports personality Chris Kamara - which was hosted by a kilt-wearing Ben Shephard for the day.

But it was an appearance from her family and members of the Scottish infantry battalion that left Lorraine - who has held an honorary position since June 2009 - feeling overwhelmed.

And it turns out the Black Watch had a rather special present for her.

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Stuart Williams from the Army Cadet Force explained: "We know what a massive impact and influence you had on the Black Watch cadets. 

"Linked to that, you know how great the Army Cadet Force is and the opportunity that we in the Army Cadet Force provide to young people. 

No way is Lorraine 60!

"We would absolutely love for you to be involved again."

He continued: "But this time, on a national role as our national honorary colonel."

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A delighted Lorraine - who will have her own uniform - welled up and thanked the battalion profusely.

"I am so honoured," she said.

She's been 'promoted'! (Credit: Lorraine Twitter)

"Gosh that’s amazing, thank you - thank you very much. Goodness me."

Stunned, she added: "That’s incredible - thank you so much and I can’t wait to be working with you again. 

"It is brilliant, thank you."

Lorraine also sobbed as she chatted to her daughter Rosie and brother Graham in Singapore via video link, admitting she would "love a hug".

Rosie explained that she would be missing seeing her mum in person for the celebrations, but would be home for Christmas.

Many viewers were amazed to realise Lorraine entered her seventh decade, with several suggesting she could pass for much younger.

"45 surely?" wondered one social media user.

Another tweeted: "No way is Lorraine 60!"

And another enquired: "Please can you tell me your secret on how you still look so young for 60?"

- Lorraine airs on ITV, weekdays, from 8.30am

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