New Year honours: Awards for morning show queen Lorraine Kelly and comedy legend Ronnie Corbett
BREAKFAST TV queen Lorraine Kelly and comedian Ronnie Corbett lead the list of Scots to be honoured by the Queen in today’s New Year Honours List.
The stars were among people from all walks to be rewarded for their contribution to public life.
Daybreak presenter Kelly, from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, said she was “so thrilled and deeply honoured” to be recognised for her charity work.
The 52-year-old mother of one began her career as a local newspaper reporter, before joining BBC Scotland and becoming a household name on the TV-am couch. She is Honorary Colonel of the Black Watch battalion’s Army Cadet Force and recently launched UK Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh.
Kelly, who is Dundee United’s highest-profile fan and has a home in Broughty Ferry, Tayside, also took part in this year’s 100km BT Red Nose Desert Trek in Kenya, which raised money for Comic Relief projects. She also supports children’s and cancer charities.
Edinburgh-born Corbett has already been awarded an OBE but receives a CBE for his services to entertainment and charity.
The 81-year-old, best known for his former Two Ronnies double-act with Ronnie Barker, was one of a host of famous faces who featured in the video for Peter Kay’s single (Is This The Way To) Amarillo?, which raised money for Comic Relief.