Monday 16 December 2019

Lorraine's self-help book from the heart

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly has written a self-help book, saying that despite her bubbly reputation "I have my off days".

The TV host has drawn on her own experience of getting her "shine back" after struggling with anxiety and the menopause.

Publishers said the book, entitled Shine, will be a "self-help book from the heart" and will "show readers how to live every day to the fullest".

News of the book comes after Kelly hit the headlines when a judge in a tax tribunal case said the Scottish star "presents a persona of herself".


Kelly won the £1.2m (€1.36m)revenue battle, with the tribunal judge stating that she was not an ITV employee and she performed "the role of a friendly, chatty and fun personality".

Announcing her book, Kelly said: "Women often ask me how I manage to keep my energy, positivity and enthusiasm up, day in, day out.

"To be honest, like all of us, I have my off days. I've suffered with anxiety and struggled with the menopause, but I've found ways to get my shine back.

"I want to share all of those experiences and the lessons I have learned with other women so that we can all make every day a little sunnier."

Shine is billed as a "personal and practical guide that brings together all of Lorraine's accumulated wisdom from her career, as well as her experiences as a mother, wife and friend".

The TV host "has learned how important it is to listen to your body and heart, and take control of your life" despite her busy schedule.

Kelly celebrates 35 years in television - and her 60th birthday - this year.

Shine will be published on October 31 by Century.

Century's senior editor for non-fiction, Zennor Compton, said: "We are grateful to Lorraine for writing such an honest, practical and uplifting book and we know readers will love it too."

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