Lorraine Kelly tells us a little more about her life and how she's arrived at where she is today!
I was born in Glasgow on November 30th 1959. I lived in the Gorbals and then Bridgeton in the East End of the city, and when I was 13 we moved to East Kilbride.
When I left school, I joined the local paper The East Kilbride News as a cub reporter. I became a researcher at BBC Scotland in 1983 and two years later I joined TVam as a reporter covering Scotland.
After my coverage of the Lockerbie bombing in December 1988, I was asked to present the news hour in London on TVam from 6am to 7am - I've been presenting on breakfast TV ever since!
I also write weekly columns for The Sun and the Sunday Post and Woman's Own magazine and met my cameraman husband Steve when he was one of the TVam crew and we got married in 1992 in Dundee.
When TVam lost its franchise in 1993, I was kept on by GMTV and presented the main show with Eamon Holmes. In 1994 I had my daughter Rosie and I was given my own show at GMTV. This became Lorraine when ITV took over two years ago. We moved back to Dundee when Rosie was twelve and I now divide my time between London and Scotland.
I'm a big fan of Dundee United and go to as many games as I can. A big highlight was when we won the Scottish Cup in 2010 against Ross County. A great day. I was also elected rector of Dundee University in 2004 and served for three years. I was made an Hon Doctor of Laws by the University in 2008.
In 2009 I was so proud to be asked to be an Honorary Colonel of the Black Watch cadets. I'm a patron of Help for Heroes and I've run four marathons, three in London and one in New York, and I take part in the Moonwalk in aid of breast cancer charities.
This year I was awarded the OBE, for services to charity and the armed forces, by HM The Queen at Holyrood palace in Edinburgh.
I love working in breakfast TV and reckon I have the best job in the world!
What do you most enjoy about working on Daybreak?
I love the variety and the fact that it is live TV so anything can happen. We want to make sure that viewers wake up to the news of the day, the best possible human interest stories and interesting guests as well as weather and local news. We also want to hopefully give them something to smile about. Aled has a wicked sense of humour and I am so looking forward to working with him!
Who would you most like to interview that you haven't already?
I would dearly love to interview David Bowie, but would be completely star struck. I have been a fan of his since 1969 and Space Oddity and he would be fascinating to talk to. I would also love to turn the tables and have a big long chat with Oprah, and Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton are also on my wish list!
Who is the most memorable celebrity you have ever met and why?
The most memorable would include the late Sir Peter Ustinov as he was so erudite and interesting and had so many brilliant stories to tell. I also will never forget the interviews I have done with Kate and Gerry McCann. I feel so desperately sorry for them as well as admiring their determination to find their daughter Madeleine. That is the happy ending we all want to see.
If you weren't a presenter what would you be doing as a job?
I would probably be a teacher or a writer full time. I did want to be a fighter pilot when I was a kid but women weren't allowed back then, now we have had a female pilot in the Red Arrows!
Are you a good morning person?
Luckily I am a good morning person yes! I've been getting up in the middle of the night for years and it is no big hardship when you are coming in to have your hair and make up done and to talk to fascinating people. Lots of workers have odd shifts and they do really tough jobs, so I consider myself very lucky.
Who would you choose to play you in a film version of your life?
I would choose Sandra Bullock because she is a lovely woman, very down to earth and I would love to be as naturally beautiful.
Tell us one fact about yourself that we'd be surprised to learn?
I won the long jump at primary school and was goal defence in the school netball team.