Lorraine Kelly has finally left hospital after being treated following a serious accident last week. The Itv star, who is reportedly set to become the new face of Daybreak, was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, South London, after a horse trampled on her leg after a heavy fall.
The presenter lost a considerable amount of blood in the accident and underwent surgery for a deep wound on her thigh, according to the Press Association. She said on Twitter this week, "Finally out of hospital. Thanks for all your lovely tweets - really means a lot to know you are thinking of me. It was a bad accident but could have been so much worse". She later praised the staff who took care of her, saying, "Staff at Gunning Ward in St George's Hospital were brilliant. Nhs at its finest. My thanks to all of them - kind, caring and professional". Kelly had been enjoying her second riding lesson when she fell from the saddle before approaching a jump. Her injuries are expected to take a further four weeks to heal, during which time Helen Fospero will be presenting her show. According to the UK's Sun newspaper, Lorraine will be a key anchor on the revamped Daybreak programme, alongside the current Five News presenter Matt Barbet.
The move would see Kelly go on-air at around 7am - an hour later than Daybreak's current start time. The show has been in disarray in recent months, and original presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley were axed following poor viewing figures.