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Lorraine Kelly Made National Honorary Colonel Of Army Cadet Force

The television presenter was surprised during a special edition of her show to celebrate her 60th birthday.

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During a special edition of her television show to celebrate her 60th birthday, Lorraine Kelly was surprised by representatives from the Army Cadets and given the title National Honorary Colonel of the Army Cadet Force (ACF).

Ms Kelly was thrilled and said to be "honoured", adding she "can't wait to be working with you again".

"It's such an amazing organisation, because even if you don't go on to be in the Army, it just makes you better at everything you do in life.

"You make friends for life and you learn so many important skills. It's just wonderful," she added.

During the show, Kelly, who has links with Black Watch ACF in Scotland, enjoyed a clip featuring cadets and adult volunteers wishing her a happy birthday, filmed at Balhousie Castle in Scotland - home of the Black Watch.

"I am extremely grateful to Lorraine for accepting the role as our Honorary Colonel for the Army Cadet Force," Brigadier Mark Christie OBE said after the show.

"It was a great privilege for us to be able to both ask her and share the event with her on her 60th birthday, and I could tell from her reaction that she was delighted.

"I think as our Honorary Colonel she will really put our fantastic youth organisation on the map.

"It was also a great day for all of us," Brig Christie added.

"Fascinating to see how the show is put together.

"We were really well looked after and our two cadets were absolutely buzzing."

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