Lorraine Kelly forced off air by fire alarm

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 October 2014
Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly was forced to abandon the live broadcast of 'Lorraine' this morning (20.10.14) when a fire alarm went off in the studios

Lorraine Kelly was forced off air by a fire alarm at ITV studios this morning (20.10.14).

The 54-year-old presenter had to bring her chat show 'Lorraine' to a close early due to an unknown incident which caused the alarms to blare through the studios with the message "this building is being evacuated".

As the alarm first sounded, the much-loved presenter turned to viewers and said "we're having some issues here, we're very sorry... anyway it was a big night on the 'The X Factor' with Cheryl losing two girls" with the programme then cutting to a montage recapping events from the ITV singing competition from the weekend.

However, Lorraine was determined to continue with her show as she sat down to interview eliminated 'X Factor' contestant Stephanie Nala, despite the alarms continuing to ring.

She told viewers: "We're going to carry on. So sorry about this, there's people running around trying to get it sorted ... First they got you off the 'X Factor' and now they're trying to get you out of here as well."

The show was dramatically taken off air at approximately 9.10am and replaced by a repeated episode of the 'National Trust', that was interrupted at 9.21am by a continuity announcer who revealed 'Lorraine' would not be returning.

The announcer said: "We're sorry about the disruption to 'Lorraine'. We'll be back tomorrow at 8.30."

Normal ITV programming resumed at 9.25am with 'The Jeremy Kyle Show'.

Lorraine took to her Twitter account to apologise to viewers, explaining that it is the first time such a scenario has taken place during her lengthy broadcasting career.

She tweeted: "So sorry! We had to evacuate the building. First time in 30 years!"

The official 'Lorraine' Twitter account revealed what had caused the disruption and confirming viewers will be able to watch an exclusive interview with Daniel Radcliffe on the show on Tuesday (21.10.14).

@ITVLorraine posted: "Sorry about the delay, we had a fire alarm during the show but all is ok now!

"Don't worry, you'll still get to see Lorraine chatting to #DanielRadcliffe - his interview will be shown later on this week. (sic)"

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