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Andi Peters to replace Lorraine for summer

Andi Peters to replace Lorraine for summer
Andi Peters is to host Lorraine for two weeks this summer.

Andi Peters will front Lorraine for two weeks during Lorraine Kelly's annual summer break, it has been confirmed.

Kelly hosted her last edition of the show until September today and will be replaced by a combination of Peters, who normally hosts the competition segments on the show, and regular stand-in Christine Bleakley.

Peters will be the first man to host the programme since Michael Ball's stint in the hotseat in 2010.

"I love Lorraine, I've known her for ten years, I'm on her show every day with competitions and it's great to be part of that family," said Peters, 49. "So, sitting in for her is an honour, Lorraine is an institution.

"As much as I adore always giving away money on the competition slots, I'm looking forward to chatting to people and having a whole hour to actually relax into it. I'm a bit of a chatterbox. I'll enjoy having guests on, who want to have a bit of a chinwag and also to be able to do some serious stuff.

"I am happy and jolly, and that will always be there, but obviously I do have an opinion. The good thing about ITV Daytime is that we are allowed to have opinions.

"We are not censored in that way, we are allowed to bring them to the table. I can't wait to see how guests react to that. I'm genuinely really excited."

Kelly added: "I'm so delighted Christine and Andi will be standing in for me. They are both lovely people and total professionals.

"Actually, I've been trying to get Andi to present my show for ages but he's always been away filming in exotic locations. I'm glad we've managed to pin him down."

Peters will host the show between August 10 and 21, with Bleakley filling in either side of his stint.


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