After receiving a gift of 30 golden cupcakes and Ben Shephard dressed in a kilt on Lorraine Live this morning, the 54-year-old Scottish presenter was also surprised with the announcement that she's set to star on Corrie tonight.
An emotional Kelly responded: "It's been overwhelming and amazing. I can't believe it's been 30 years, it's gone by in a flash, but you know, you're only as good as your team and my team, both on-screen and off-screen, are fabulous, the very best. I'm going to cry!"
Kelly began her TV career as an on-screen reporter covering Scottish news on TV-am in 1984, before moving to presenting on Good Morning Britain in 1990, GMTV with Lorraine between '94 and 2010, Daybreak and Lorraine.
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