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Lorraine Kelly: Fashion wasn't important to me

Lorraine Kelly: Fashion wasn't important to me

Lorraine Kelly admits fashion was "way down the pecking order" in her life.

The 57-year-old presenter was too busy raising her daughter Rosie - who is now aged 23 - to prioritise what she wore on television when she fronted 'GMTV with Lorraine' from 1993 to 2010.

She said: "During the GMTV days, I would pick Rosie up from lessons and do a raid on the Marks & Spencer and Monsoon beside the school. I just grabbed anything I could - it didn't matter whether it suited me.

"For me, it was all about getting my job right - what I looked like was way down the pecking order."

Lorraine had many a fashion faux pas thanks to her lack of attention to her appearance, and wishes somebody had been honest with her at the time and given her some much-needed direction.

She told Good Housekeeping magazine: "There are times when I haven't looked great. I have worn clothes that weren't flattering. I've had hair styles that weren't flattering, and I wish that someone had taken me in hand."

However, the Scottish TV legend - who has graced screens for over 30 years - is finally happy with the way she looks on TV in her fifties because she has enlisted the help of a trusted wardrobe assistant.

She added: "It's only been since I turned 50 that I've felt really comfortable on TV, and that's because I'm getting help."

The full interview appears in the February issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale January 4.