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Lorraine Kelly returns to our screens after nasty horse riding accident

Lorraine Kelly returns to our screens after nasty horse riding accident

The nation's favourite early morning TV star finally returned to our screens this morning six weeks after having a nasty horse riding accident.

Lorraine Kelly was forced to take time off from her TV show Lorraine at the end of February when she was trampled on by a horse as she was training for a challenge for Sarah Brown's charity PiggyBankKids. She was attempting a jump when the accident happened.

Good to be back

The TV presenter admitted it was “good to be back” as she’s now returned to full health, albeit still using a walking stick to help her get around.

“I'm fine, I just kept telling myself you have to keep looking on the bright side and it could've been a lot worse. I could've broken bones so it could've been much worse,” she told viewers.

She may be glad to be back on the box, but she’s decided to leave horse riding to the people who really know what they’re doing.

“I’ll leave that to the experts. They’re beautiful animals and I’ll be watching them from afar.

“I’ve got a really, really bad scar. I’m quite glad that I'm my age and I'm not 18 because I think I would have been upset by that. I’ve got a wee stick and I'm fine.

“It’s amazing how quickly your body can heal so I do feel better.”

Messages from her celeb buddies

Lorraine received a number of well-wishing messages from her celebrity pals.

Justin Bieber said: “Welcome back to the show and I can't wait to come back to the UK and meet you.”

EastEnders star Barbara Windsor added: “Lorraine, we have missed you so much and we're so thrilled that you're back. All the girls have done so well standing in for you but there's nothing like the real thing.”

And another former EastEnder, Kara Tointon, left her own touching message, as she said: “You went a step too far. Sit on that sofa and don't move for a bit. You need a rest!”

Good to have you back, Lorraine.


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