Lorraine confirms Good Morning Britain's Ranvir Singh will host for July

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Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images

Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh is set to stand in as presenter of Lorraine for a few weeks as the host takes her summer break.

The star, who also competed on Strictly Come Dancing last year, will host between Monday, July 19 and Friday, July 30, which comes after a short stint over Christmas.

"It's such a privilege to do the show because I'm a massive fan of Lorraine, obviously," Ranvir said.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

"She's so supportive and wonderful. So to be sitting in her seat is just such a lovely moment. I started doing it before Christmas, I feel so at home there and the team is amazing.

"What I love about doing the show is, because I'm so used to doing such a lot of hard news and politics – and of course Lorraine covers all of the hard stories as well – but it's a chance for a lighter touch.

"Just to be able to speak to guests about what's going on in their lives, as opposed to always looking for a headline. I just really enjoy that, spending time talking to people in a way that you can't in three-minute interviews. It's just a real thrill for me."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

In other news, Ranvir recently called GMB co-presenter Ben Shephard a "wimp" for ruling out a stint on Strictly.

After Ben suggested last year's series was the "easiest year" despite coronavirus restrictions, she reminded him of his refusal to do the show.

"The one who protests he's never gonna go on it. That person?" she said. "The one who's a wimp? Is it that one saying that?"

Ranvir added: "I'm not going to ruin any of the magic of Strictly because you really don't want to know the truth of what it's like."

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