Lorraine Kelly shares heartfelt tribute as ‘lovely’ and ‘funny’ former co-star dies

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TV star Lorraine Kelly has shared a heartfelt tribute to a former colleague after his passing.

Paul Reizin was described as "funny and smart as a whip," by Lorraine, 61, as she took to Twitter to share her tribute.

Announcing his death, a statement read: "We are very sad that TV-am reporter Paul Reizin has died, seen here in typical character… playing the part of King James 1st for a Good Morning Britain feature in 1989."

Lorraine then replied to the Tweet by saying: "Sad news. A lovely man. Funny and smart as a whip."

Paul's other colleagues also joined Lorraine in paying tribute to the late TV reporter.

BBC Journalist Nick Owen wrote: "Terrible news. What a character he was – good journalist and hugely entertaining colleague."

Another said: "Very sad news Nick. Paul always used to pick up the most interesting stories. Lovely to work with. I feel like my Mum when she started to lose old friends. RIP Paul."

Someone else added: "Very sad news indeed, thoughts with Paul's family and friends."

Paul first started out in media working with the press and radio before beginning a TV career.

He worked both behind and in front of the camera and he was heavily involved in factual entertainment programming.

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Lorraine, who was recently accused of spoiling a show, has had a long career on television, and first met Paul when she was just starting out.

Lorraine began her successful career at a young age, and got her first gig in front of a camera whilst in her early 20s.

The mum-of-one, born in Glasgow, began working at a newspaper and later went on to become an on-screen reporter, making her TV debut in 1984.

Lorraine worked as a Scotland Correspondent for TV-am, and then landed the presenter role on Good Morning Britain alongside Mike Morris some six years later.

As well as this, she’s fronted a number of shows including Top of the Morning, Lorraine Live and Nine O’Clock Live.

However, perhaps the most noteworthy part of her career was getting her own show, LK Today, which, in 2010, became Lorraine.

Celebrity Net Worth puts the star’s fortune at around £4.7 million, this being a result of her lengthy span on television.

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