Lorraine Kelly got ‘extremely drunk’ to celebrate being made a CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

‘It’s a great excuse!’ Lorraine Kelly admits she got ‘extremely drunk’ to celebrate being made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

It was announced on Friday that she has been made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for Services to Broadcasting, Journalism and Charity.  

And, appearing on GMB on Monday morning ahead of her mid-morning show, Lorraine Kelly, 60, admitted that she celebrated the news by getting ‘extremely drunk!’

The veteran TV host – who was made an OBE eight years ago – giggled as she claimed the honour is ‘a great excuse’ to get ‘more drunk’ than she would have done.

Fun Friday! On Monday, Lorraine Kelly, 60, admitted that she celebrated being made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours by getting ‘extremely drunk!’

Lorraine has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, which is the highest ranking British Empire award. 

Introduced by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid to promote her show, Piers said: ‘You’ve been promoted from an OBE to a CBE. the next promotion is Dame Lorraine!’ 

Lorraine responded: ‘It’s lovely. It’s a great excuse. I got extremely drunk on Friday night. I just thought: “I probably would have done anyway” but I got even more so!’ 

‘Excellent!’ added Piers, approvingly, while Lorraine admitted: ‘But it was lovely!’ 

Introduced by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid to promote her show, Piers said: 'You've been promoted from an OBE to a CBE. the next promotion is Dame Lorraine!'

Introduced by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid to promote her show, Piers said: ‘You’ve been promoted from an OBE to a CBE. the next promotion is Dame Lorraine!’ 

Loving life! Lorraine responded: 'It's lovely. It's a great excuse. I got extremely drunk on Friday night. I just thought: "I probably would have done anyway" but I got even more so!'

Loving life! Lorraine responded: ‘It’s lovely. It’s a great excuse. I got extremely drunk on Friday night. I just thought: “I probably would have done anyway” but I got even more so!’

TV host Lorraine Kelly said yesterday she felt ‘humbled’ to be recognised in the list. The 60-year-old presenter got her a CBE for services to broadcasting, journalism and charity.

Clearly thrilled with the accolade, Lorraine told Hello!: ‘This is such an unexpected honour.

‘I’m very grateful and humbled – particularly as I’m in far more deserving company. All of those frontline workers are true heroes.’ 

Back in 2012, The ITV presenter was awarded an OBE by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, during her Diamond Jubilee.

Back in 2012, The ITV presenter was awarded an OBE by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, during her Diamond Jubilee.

Back in 2012, The ITV presenter was awarded an OBE by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, during her Diamond Jubilee.

Lorraine’s fun Friday comes after she claimed a BBC boss once told her that her Glaswegian accent was ‘terrible’ and ‘offensive’ when she put herself forward for a reporter job.

The TV presenter said she was rejected and mocked for her accent when she landed the correspondent job at BBC Scotland in the 1980s.  

Speaking on the Blank podcast, she told how she was criticised by her boss at BBC Scotland for her accent in the 1980s.

She said: ‘I went from East Kilbride News to BBC Scotland for a while – only for a year – and then I joined TV-am as their Scottish correspondent. 

Oh wow! Lorraine's fun comes after she claimed a BBC boss once told her that her Glaswegian accent was 'terrible' and 'offensive' when she put herself forward for a reporter job

Oh wow! Lorraine’s fun comes after she claimed a BBC boss once told her that her Glaswegian accent was ‘terrible’ and ‘offensive’ when she put herself forward for a reporter job 

Speaking on the Blank podcast, she told how she was criticised by her boss at BBC Scotland for her accent in the 1980s (pictured in 1992)

Speaking on the Blank podcast, she told how she was criticised by her boss at BBC Scotland for her accent in the 1980s (pictured in 1992) 

‘When I went to work for BBC Scotland as a researcher, I got called into the boss’s office and I thought he was going to give me a job as a reporter, because that’s what I really wanted to do.

‘But he told me my accent was terrible – my accent was offensive, my Glasgow accent. 

‘So when I got told that, I just applied for a job at TV-am, and luckily the boss was an Australian and didn’t really care how people spoke.’

MailOnline contacted the BBC for comment at the time.   

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