ITV's Lorraine Kelly looks blearly-eyed as she leaves the Baftas with rarely-seen husband

Lorraine Kelly was spotted looking in good spirits as she headed to bed after the BAFTAs with her hubby Steve Smith on Sunday night.

The 64 year old presenter, who was honoured with the BAFTA Special Award for her services to broadcasting, proudly flaunted her award as she hopped into a taxi.

A bubbly Lorraine was all smiles and animated as she made her way home with her supportive husband Steve, in a rare public appearance together.

Steve, who typically shies away from the limelight, also appeared ready for some shut-eye as he loosened his black bow tie and unbuttoned his shirt, which he had donned earlier on the red carpet.

The pair first crossed paths when Steve was working his magic behind the camera on TV-am, leading to their marriage in 1992.

The prestigious award was given to Lorraine in recognition of her remarkable contribution to the television industry - marking her four decades on screen this year.

She was presented a special award by Succession actor Brian Cox, in honour of the ITV star's stellar TV career, with a theatre full of celebs cheering her on.

The audience heard an impassioned appeal to support "kids like me" coming from working-class backgrounds to gain access into the TV industry during a moving section of the ceremony. With a sense of gratitude for her recognised work and a call for prolonged inclusivity, she pleaded: "Don't pull up the ladder".

Lorraine Kelly accepts the Special Award onstage during the 2024 BAFTA Television Awards
Lorraine Kelly looked bleary eyed and worse for wear when leaving the BAFTA TV Awards After-party
Brian Cox presents the Special Award to Lorraine Kelly onstage during the 2024 BAFTA Television Awards
Lorraine and her husband were seen getting into a taxi when leaving the BAFTA TV Awards After-party

She added that sharing and imparting knowledge, experiences, and assistance must live on, stating that: "I suppose if I've learned anything at all over the past 40 years, it's what's the point of having all that experience if you don't actually share it, and if you don't actually pass it on, and help other people."

She added: "So I would just say don't pull up the ladder, please make it possible for kids like me from my background, from a very working class Glasgow background, to rise the same from Dundee. We've had amazing opportunities, but I just want everyone to have those opportunities the same that we did."

As she wrapped up her acceptance speech, a jovial Lorraine quipped: “I'm on the telly tomorrow, but I'm going to celebrate tonight. Thank you so much!” That she certainly did.

The cameras then panned to I'm A Celeb hosts Ant and Dec, who were seen grinning ear to ear and clapping enthusiastically, while The Sixth Commandment star Anne Reid was also captured politely applauding.