Lorraine Kelly confirms 'wee present' sent to her sparked ITV security scare

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A package addressed to Lorraine Kelly sparked the scare. (ITV)
A package addressed to Lorraine Kelly sparked the scare. (ITV)

Lorraine Kelly has confirmed it was a gift addressed to her that sparked the security scare at ITV.

Television Centre in London was evacuated and live shows were taken off air on Thursday (10 March) after a suspicious package addressed to the talk show star was delivered.

This Morning went off suddenly and it was followed by a recorded episode of Loose Women instead of the expected live version. Police attended the scene and White City and Wood Lane tube stations were temporarily closed.

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Kelly has since said that the alert was triggered by a gift for her.

She said on Good Morning Britain: “I am told it was somebody from a film company had sent me a wee present and it had a battery in it and when they x-rayed it, it looked a little bit suspicious.

“But it was all fine and dandy and it’s OK.”

Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond are joining the regular 'This Morning' hosting line-up. (ITV/Ken McKay)
Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond addressed the scare. (ITV/Ken McKay)

Appearing on This Morning on Friday, hosts Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond said they had been watching from home as the show went off air.

They were not in when it happened as Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby present the programme for the rest of the week.

"Someone sent a strange bottle of wine to Lorraine, that's all it was," said O'Leary.

"Nothing to worry about."

Schofield also updated fans by sharing a selfie on Instagram of him smiling as he explained it was a false alarm and that he had waited it out in the pub with his colleagues.

Phillip Schofield went to the pub (Instagram)
Phillip Schofield went to the pub (Instagram)

“Back in my dressing room @thismorning after a security alert," he wrote.

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"All ok and thankfully a false alarm.

"Thank you to our team @thisistvc and @metpolice_uk for being amazing."

"I've been to the pub with everyone, now back to get my house keys!" he added.

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