Lorraine Kelly shows her real name on vaccination card

Chris Edwards
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

Lorraine host Lorraine Kelly is one step closer to immunity after receiving her first COVID-19 vaccination, and she was rightly chuffed to post about it on social media.

The daytime TV show host took to Twitter on Monday (March 8) to share a picture of her vaccination card – but she probably wasn't expecting it to raise questions about her identity.

"Vaccinated! So relieved! Easy peasy – didn't feel a thing – thanks so much to all the cheery volunteers and NHS staff who made it SO simple!!" she tweeted alongside the picture.

"Please please get vaccinated!! We are so lucky to have the opportunity Xxx."

Photo credit: Lorraine Kelly - Twitter
Photo credit: Lorraine Kelly - Twitter

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On the card, however, you can clearly see the name 'Lorraine Smith', which left some fans a bit confused.

"Who's Lorraine Smith!!" asked one person, while another wrote: "So your surname isn't Kelly?"

Of course, Lorraine gets her surname from her husband, TV cameraman Steve Smith, to whom she's been married since 1992, and she pointed that out on Twitter when fans questioned the name on the card.

It's also worth noting that her name on Instagram is Lorraine Kelly Smith.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Lorraine's age also came as a surprise to some of her followers. The presenter turned 61 in November, placing her in the right demographic to receive the early batch of vaccinations.

When one key worker questioned why she'd received her jab ahead of schedule, the presenter replied: "Not ahead of schedule Paul - I'm sixty-one years old. Really hope you get yours soon and thank you for all you are doing as a key worker."

Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV.

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