Lorraine Kelly celebrates her 63rd birthday with a surprise from Brian Cox
Lorraine Kelly, the popular Scottish TV presenter, was in for a treat on her 63rd birthday when she received a special gift from her fellow countryman and Hollywood actor Brian Cox. The Succession star surprised Kelly with a painting of herself that he had commissioned from a local artist. Kelly was visibly moved by the gesture and thanked Cox for his thoughtfulness.
The painting depicts Kelly as a Scottish warrior
The painting, which was unveiled on Kelly’s show on Thursday, shows the presenter dressed as a Scottish warrior, holding a sword and a shield. The shield has the words “Lorraine Kelly, Queen of Scots” written on it, and the background features the Scottish flag and a castle. Cox explained that he wanted to honour Kelly’s Scottish heritage and her strong personality.
“I wanted to give you something that reflects you, because you are a warrior, you are a queen of Scots,” Cox said. “You are one of the most remarkable women I’ve ever met, and you are a great representative of our country.”
Kelly was overwhelmed by the gift and said she loved it. She also praised the artist, John Stoa, who is based in Dundee, the same city where Kelly and Cox were born. She said she would cherish the painting and hang it in her home.
Cox and Kelly share a long friendship and admiration
Cox and Kelly have known each other for a long time and have a mutual admiration for each other’s work. Cox, who is best known for his roles in X-Men, The Bourne Identity, and Succession, has appeared on Kelly’s show several times and has always been supportive of her. Kelly, who has been hosting her morning show since 1994, has also interviewed Cox about his career and his personal life.
The two Scots also share a passion for charity work and have been involved in various causes. Cox is a patron of the Scottish Youth Theatre and the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, while Kelly is an ambassador for the STV Children’s Appeal and the Prince’s Trust. They have both received honorary degrees from the University of Dundee for their contributions to the arts and society.
Kelly thanks her fans and colleagues for their birthday wishes
Kelly also received many birthday wishes from her fans and colleagues on social media and on her show. She thanked everyone for their kind messages and said she felt very lucky and grateful. She also joked that she was not going to let her age stop her from having fun and enjoying life.
“I’m 63, I can’t believe it, I don’t feel it. I feel about 12,” she said. “I’m just going to keep on keeping on, that’s what you have to do.”