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Megan Nisbet

ITV Lorraine Kelly explains absence as she misses show and shares return date

Those tuning into ITV's Lorraine on Thursday, July 6 were left wondering where presenter Lorraine Kelly was. The Scottish star hosts the morning show from 9am on weekdays but was nowhere to be seen during today's episode.

Instead, Christine Lampard, who often fills in during the school holidays, replaced the presenter. The Loose Women host sat down with Dragon's Den favourite Deborah Meaden, who is releasing a new children's book, and actor Danny Walters, who spoke about his shock return to EastEnders.

And it looks like Christine will also be filling in on Friday, July 7, as Lorraine works on a different project. Explaining her absence, Lorraine told her Twitter followers she was filming for a documentary and thanked Christine for standing in.

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She said: "Thanks @clbleakley for standing in @lorraine this morning and tomorrow while I am filming doco xxxx much appreciated."

Reacting to the show, one wrote: "Really enjoying @lorraine with @clbleakley. I missed @DeborahMeaden I really like her on Dragon's Den."

While another added: "@DannyWalters_ what a treat seeing you on my tv this morning. So lovely and so thankful the quiff is back."

While Lorraine hasn't shared details of her documentary she's expected to return to screens on Monday, July 10 after two days away from the show.

Lorraine conitnues week days at 9am on ITV1 and ITVX. For more showbiz and television stories get our newsletter here.

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