Lorraine Kelly has opened up about a scary situation where her pet pooch was left in a bad way after going through her bag and eating chocolate. The 64-year-old said her dog had to be rushed to the vets and put on a drip after accidentally eating the sweet treat.
While speaking on Wednesday’s episode of her show, Lorraine told Dr Hilary Jones: “I had chocolates wrapped up in my bag as a present, it was inside my bag. She managed to get in there in the middle of the night, ate a whole bit of chocolate and was very, very ill indeed.
“So we had to rush her to the emergency room, the vets took such good care of her. They had to put her on a drip which is why she’s got that wee bandage on then. It was touch and go and really, really frightening,” the television presenter explained.
Lorraine then took the opportunity to thank Dr Hilary, 70, for helping her during the tough time. She continued: “You saw the state I was in, honestly thank you for helping me,” as Dr Hilary told her she was welcome.
“This time of year, you’ve gotta be so, so careful cos they’re into everything. You’ve gotta be careful all year round but chocolate’s really bad,” the mum-of-one expressed.
The broadcaster recently reflected on the funeral of her ITV show’s producer who died last month at just 33 years of age.
Last week, the presenter looked emotional as she explained she had attended Hannah’s funeral service on Thursday and labelled it “beautiful” as well as “terribly sad”.
Hannah tragically died soon after giving birth to her baby son, Rory, and Lorraine has previously opened up on the grief of the team.
After showing a clip from campaign group Change and Check’s song dedicated to Hannah, Lorraine stated: “The song is dedicated to our producer who recently died from secondary breast cancer.
“And we said goodbye to her yesterday, it was her funeral yesterday and it was a beautiful, beautiful service and [her] mum and dad gave amazing speeches as did her husband, Tom.”
She continued: “And baby Rory was there as well. And, you know, obviously continuing their support for Change and Check.
“It was just so good to meet all of Hannah’s family. The place was crowded and it was a real celebration of her life as well as being terribly, terribly sad.”
Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV1.