Lorraine Kelly and Dr Hilary Jones awarded in The Queen's Birthday Honours

Our Lorraine Kelly has been announced tonight in The Queen's Birthday Honours as being awarded a CBE for Services to Broadcasting, Journalism and Charity and Dr Hilary Jones is announced as MBE for Services to Broadcasting, Public Health, Information and Charity. 

Lorraine said: “This is such an unexpected honour I’m very grateful and humbled. Particularly as I am in far more deserving company; especially all of those front line workers who are true heroes. I’ve worked in journalism since I left school in 1978 and joined my local newspaper, and have been lucky to have been on Breakfast TV for 36 years. It’s a job I never take for granted and that I dearly love. I’ve met some truly inspirational people and I learn something new every day. It’s also been a real privilege to be in a position to be able to give something back and help charities that do so much good."

On being awarded an MBE, Dr Hilary Jones said: "I feel humbled and delighted in equal measure to be afforded this honour. I can only hope that my work in public health broadcasting and in medical practice over the last 40 years is truly worthy of it, in the full awareness that others from many different walks of life are even more deserving than myself. I shall continue this work for which I have an enduring passion and will continue to support the various amazing charities in which I am involved."