The cynics out there will most likely dismiss Lorraine Kelly’s bikini-clad boogie on live TV as attention-seeking. Who cares? It certain did get our attention, in the best way possible.
A massive high-five to you, Lorraine, for having the guts to strip to your skimpy swimwear in front of millions of viewers, proving that the over-50s have got it and can flaunt it.
On the banks of the Thames, 55-year-old Lorraine introduced her three “Bikini Promise” volunteers — who followed Lorraine’s healthy eating and exercise plan in order to feel more confident in their bikinis — wearing a chiffon robe, but she quickly ditched it, and by the time the show’s credits rolled she was dancing with her arms in the air to Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger”.
Lorraine launched her “Bikini Promise” campaign in June with an untouched cover shoot for Woman magazine, and told the magazine how much more confident she is in her body now than she was in her younger years. “What you see is what you get,” she said. “I’m 55, I’ve got a scar on my leg and a bit of a mum tum, but I am fine with that.”
“I struggled with my weight over the years and I would never have felt good enough to pose in my bikini in my 20s or 30s,” she added. “But you get to the stage in life where you accept your flaws.”