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Lorraine Kelly's heartache over being torn apart from daughter Rosie


Lorraine Kelly and her daughter Rosie share an incredibly close bond.

The Scottish presenter, 61, first appeared on TV with her daughter way back in 1994 when she was just a baby in her arms.

Now Rosie, 26, is all grown up and joining her mum for a brand new series of Celebrity Gogglebox, The Mirror reports.

Rosie, whose dad is Lorraine’s cameraman husband Steve Smith, has always had a great relationship with her mum, so it was agonising when the pair were separated last year.

After graduating from Edinburgh Napier university with a degree in journalism, Rosie went on a different path to her broadcaster mum.



Lorraine Kelly and daughter Rosie arrive for the British Academy Scotland Awards in 2014

She began working in Singapore as a marketing and community manager at company Accela.

This meant Lorraine didn’t get to see her daughter very often because she moved halfway across the world, but the time they did spend together was precious.

Despite Rosie moving out of the family home, Lorraine kept a room for her daughter in the family home.

“We talk about everything under the sun,” said the TV host in an interview with Weekend Magazine.

“I’m her mum, though, I’d never say I was her best friend because she’s got her friends already.

“I’d love to think she tells me everything but she doesn’t.”



Lorraine and Rosie will be joined by adorable dog Ruby

Rosie spent three years working in Singapore, which made it particularly hard when the coronavirus pandemic erupted last year.

Live on her Good Morning Britain, Lorraine choked up while speaking to Rosie on a video call when Singapore went into the first day of lockdown.

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Finishing the interview, Lorraine said: “It’s so good to talk to you baby, it’s so good to see your wee face. I do miss you.”

Lorraine’s voice wobbled and Rosie replied: “I know but we’ll talk later.”

Later in April, the telly presenter broke down in tears as she spoke to her daughter on her breakfast show.



Lorraine brought baby Rosie onto This Morning back in 1994

She told viewers: “I feel like she is safer there than she would be here.”

Speaking to her daughter directly, Lorraine added: “I sort of think that you are in one of the safest places in the world, with the measures that are happening.”

While Rosie replied: “Yes the government are taking it really seriously, they are doing it now, so they don’t have to do it later and it gets worse.”

In May last year, Rosie flew back home to the UK and “used her common sense” to responsibly put herself into quarantine for two weeks.

She stayed at her mum’s London flat, where she usually stays when filming her daytime show, to avoid putting her family under unnecessary risk from the killer disease.

Lorraine opened up on her heartache over not being able to see her daughter Rosie after she returned to the UK when the coronavirus lockdown was first imposed.



Rosie has always loved being in front of the camera

Recalling the emotional moment, Lorraine told Mail Online: “We’d been in touch, we’d been doing Zoom calls, but there’s nothing like being able to give your child a cuddle.

“Every mother will know what I’m saying – there’s just nothing like the smell of your child’s hair. Rosie always smells so good.”

While Rosie spoke about the first time she was reunited with her mum after being holed up away from her family.

She also told the outlet: “Being able to finally hug mum was lovely but a bit surreal.”

Rosie chose to follow in the career footsteps of her mum and studied journalism at Edinburgh Napier University for four years.

However, she made it clear that she wasn’t actually inspired by her presenter mum to get into the industry.



Lorraine Kelly and daughter Rosie arrive at the Bafta Scotland Awards ceremony at the City Halls in Glasgow in 2008

While Lorraine did help her daughter with contacts and opportunities, gaining work experience at ITV, The Evening Telegraph, Sunday Post and STV, Rosie explained she organised them all without help.

“I don’t really see my mum as an inspiration, I mean she’s not the reason why I’m studying journalism,” she told The Tab back in 2015.

“My dad is a cameraman, that’s how my parents met actually, whilst my uncle is in advertising and granddad worked in the television industry too. So I guess it’s in the family.

“I had no idea what I wanted to do at uni, but my family know a lot about journalism and the media. I also see it as fun rather than work which is important. I’ve still not decided exactly what I want to do,” she said back in 2015.

Lorraine will be back on our screens tonight for the brand new series of Celebrity Gogglebox.

And for one she won’t be alone on the sofa as daughter Rosie is also taking part, as well as their adorable dog Ruby.

“So looking forward to this – @Rosiekellysmith and I had such a laugh,” Lorraine tweeted, adding: “Ruby [their dog] was an angel!”

Lorraine and Rosie said that they had been asked to do it because they “love the show so much”.

Chatting to Nick Grimshaw, who is also appearing in the new series, Lorraine added: “We thought, ‘Let’s just go for it.”



Lorraine and Rosie were separated for over a year

The TV star also hinted fans should brace for truth bombs while she voices her thoughts on shows, saying to Nick: “I will need to watch what… no have I got to go for it.

“There is no point doing it and watching what you say. You have to go for it.”

Lorraine also hinted fans will see her looking more casual and relaxed than they might be used to seeing her when she does appear on the show.

“Clothing wise you just want to be in something comfy,” she confessed.

Other celebs appearing in the new series will be Love Island stars Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling, This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and radio DJ son Roman and presenter Clare Balding with her wife Alice Arnold.

In a preview clip from the show, Rosie is seen calling her mum “filthy” while they discuss tight trousers and tops on men.

When Rosie asks why they do it, Lorraine replies: “I don’t know… is it because they work out and they want to look…”

Rosie adds: “…and they want to be like, ‘look at me’… even his trousers you can see his ankle, I don’t understand that.”

Laughing, cheeky Lorraine says: “His ankle?…I thought you were going to say something else!”

Smiling Rosie replies: “You’re filthy mother!”





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