Sunday with Lorraine Kelly: ‘I get up at 6.30, which for me is a long lie-in’

The TV presenter walks her dog and makes time for a whisky

What time are you up? During the week I’m up at 5am to get to work. On Sundays it’s all change. I get up at 6.30 and have a coffee at 7am, which for me is a long lie-in. I try not to wake Steve, my husband, up. Usually I’ll scroll through the papers on my phone and catch up with news and social media.

Sunday grub? Steve is a good cook. For breakfast we have poached eggs on toast or huevos rancheros or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. We just sit and catch up with each other, plan what’s happening the next week, make sure somebody is going to be in for Angus, our border terrier. Our plans revolve around Angus, obviously.

And later? Around 4pm, I talk to my producer and we go through the show for Monday. Things change and develop all the time – we might talk later in the evening, too. I’m never really ‘off’, but it’s OK as I love what I do.

Sundays growing up? My first home, when I was a toddler, was a single end in the Gorbals in Glasgow. One room, with an outside toilet. Then we moved to a room and a kitchen in Bridgeton, in the east end of the city. My dad worked really hard, six days a week, and Mum worked on a Saturday, so Sunday was our family day. As Dad had the car he might take us to Loch Lomond or to the Ayrshire coast.

Most memorable Sunday? That was 5 March 2017, on our trip to Antarctica to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. That day Steve and I stopped at South Georgia so I was able to pay my respects to my hero, Ernest Shackleton, with the traditional dram of whisky at his snow-covered graveside. As the sun went down, we saw whales and dolphins from the small ship. Just magical, I can’t wait to go back.

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Roz Lewis

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