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University honour for TV host Kelly

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: June 20, 2008

Lorraine Kelly is being honoured for her charity work

Lorraine Kelly is being honoured for her charity work

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Television presenter Lorraine Kelly is being honoured for her charity work by a university.

She will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Dundee, where she was once Rector.

Kelly, 48, has enjoyed a long career at GMTV and currently has her own show LK Today, which goes out live four days a week.

She started her career in journalism at her local paper, the East Kilbride News, before moving into broadcast and rising to become TV-AM's Scotland correspondent.

The Scot has hosted and appeared on many other television programmes, presented her own network radio show, contributes weekly columns to two national newspapers, and made her own exercise videos.

Kelly has been a tireless supporter of many charity campaigns, particularly for cardiovascular research at the University of Dundee.

The presenter was Rector of the University of Dundee from 2004 to 2007.

Sir Alan Langlands, Principal of the University, said: "She was an extremely popular Rector, she remains a strong supporter of this University and the city of Dundee, and she is tireless in her work for charity.

"Lorraine has also been a terrific ambassador for several of the major fundraising campaigns we have run in Dundee, particularly those in support of cardiovascular research."

Architect Lord Norman Foster, geneticist Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, scientist Professor Edmond Fischer and nutritionist Dr Walter Willett will also be awarded honorary degrees.

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