A very warm welcome to our guest presenters!

We are delighted to announce that Helen Skelton and Christine Lampard will take over the reins of Lorraine while host Lorraine Kelly embarks on an adventurous polar trek to mark her 25th wedding anniversary!

Countryfile star Helen, currently pregnant with her second child, is to front the show for a week from Monday 20 February and it will be her last TV role before she goes on maternity leave.

Picking up from Monday 27 February for two weeks will be ex-The One Show host and Loose Women star Christine Lampard.

It will be a returning role for Helen who presented the show for a week in October last year and was an instant hit with viewers, but it will be a first for Christine.

Christine said: “I’m excited to be fronting the show for a couple of weeks! I’m a huge fan of Lorraine and am flattered to have been asked to fill her shoes. I know there are some great guests coming up over the next few weeks and I’m looking forward to chatting to them too.”

Helen said: “I can’t wait to be back on Lorraine, it’s such a great team to work with and I had a lot of fun presenting the show last time.”

Lorraine, meanwhile, is fulfilling her lifelong ambition to take a trip from the South Atlantic to South Georgia, following the same Trans-Antarctic route that polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, her hero, took a century ago.

Lorraine Kelly said: “I’m so excited for what will definitely be a trip of a lifetime and I feel very reassured to know that the show is in such safe hands while I’m away. I’ll be keeping in touch from Antarctica throughout my journey and I look forward to sharing my adventure with Lorraine viewers when I get back!”

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