Lorraine Kelly reacts as she’s accused of ‘bullying’ Meghan Markle

Lorraine Kelly announces upcoming absence from hosting show

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Lorraine Kelly, 62, showed her appreciation to a fan who spoke out in her defence after she was accused of “bullying” Meghan Markle. The ITV star saw herself at the centre of controversy just after her show had aired, when a viewer took the opportunity to criticise her as the presenter posted a teaser of an upcoming Q&A she will be hosting about breast cancer on Twitter.

The programme’s official Twitter account shared a clip of Lorraine calling for viewers to send in their questions for the experts.

It was captioned: “#ChangeandCheck is coming @reallorraine will be hosting a special ‘boobtube’ Q&A with a panel of experts for anything you want to know about breast cancer.

“If you want to know more about the signs & symptoms or how to support someone going through treatment, post your questions.”

However, one Twitter user took the opportunity to accuse Lorraine of “bullying” the Duchess of Sussex as they slammed her show as “toxic”, after Meghan was brought up during the broadcast.

Shatta092 said: “Lorraine you need to stop bullying Meghan your show is always toxic you hardly have any black folks in your show but yet you seem to gossip about black people.  #LorraineKaren”

Online user MarrietteC was quick to jump in Lorraine’s defence, branding her an “ally for all”.

They typed: “You never watch her obviously.

“Lorraine is amazing… go ask Craig David or KSI if they’ve EVER experienced that from @reallorraine.

“Betcha they laugh at you. She is an ally for ALL.” (sic)

In response, Lorraine simply reposted the tweet, adding a Bitmoji version of herself blowing a kiss.

It comes after Lorraine has frequently discussed Meghan and her husband Prince Harry on her self-titled ITV show.

Lorraine previously defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on-air, as critics slammed the couple for holding hands as they left the service for the late Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall.

Elsewhere, despite the backlash, Lorraine recently revealed she enjoys her “day job” hosting her own chat show.

The TV presenter became one of ITV’s most familiar faces after hosting her eponymous programme for eight years.

Before that, she worked alongside Kate Garraway and Aled Jones on Daybreak.

However, she has recently branched out as she joined Harry Hill, Liza Tarbuck and Chris Packham on Sky History, where she will explore World War Two.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk about working on more documentaries in the future, Lorraine said: “I love my day job but it’s good to have more time to delve deeper into a subject.”

When asked what other subjects she’d like to explore, Lorraine went on: “Ancient Rome (from Caesar to Nero in particular) and the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, especially Shackleton.”

Talking about her family and their connection to the war periods, Lorraine said: “Well my grandfathers were both involved [in the war] but they never talked about it.

“And I always felt I wanted to find out more about the kinds of experiences they had to go through as I didn’t get the chance to talk to them about it.

“I’ve always been interested in WW2. I remember watching the famous TV series The World At War and my dad has just about everything book about WW2 that was ever published.”

Lorraine continues weekdays on ITV from 9am

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