Bright and bubbly Lorraine Kelly has had all her Christmases come at once after signing a massive ITV deal.
The TV legend has agreed to a two and a half year £2.1m contract, according to The Daily Mail.
This makes her one of the highest-paid women on British television.
“Lorraine is a mainstay of ITV breakfast and one of its most popular stars, both on and off screen”, said a source.
“She basically has complete autonomy at the station and is free to suggest ideas; she has far more editorial control than many other presenters.”
The insider continued: “Lorraine is a true professional, and so easy to work with. It was basically a no-brainer that she’d be awarded a renewed, improved deal – and certainly, had ITV not made an offer, she’d have been snapped up elsewhere.”
It’s been reported that her colleagues are “thrilled” too.
Apparently the BBC and Sky were wanting to snap her up, but she knows that her loyalties lie with ITV.
The 57-year-old Scot started working for her fave channel back in 1989, and joined the Good Morning Britain team in 1990 before hosting GMTV for a whopping 16 years in 1993.
Lorraine then became a presenter of Nine O’Clock Live, and proved so popular that it was later re-branded as Lorraine Live.
In Autumn of 2000, GMTV changed to GMTV Today, and Lorraine’s show changed its name to LK Today.
Of course, that then became Lorraine seven years ago, and hasn’t looked back since.
We are delighted for her and can’t wait to have her on our screens for a couple years more!