Breakfast telly star Lorraine Kelly has made her dream come true – and became a drag queen.
The 60-year-old Glaswegian , who appeared this year in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK swapped being breakfast royalty for an Attitude photoshoot as her drag alter ego, Morning Gloria.
A gay icon Lorraine was desperate for the drag makeover.
She said: “It’s like you’re a supercharged version of yourself… you’re still you but you can sort of be someone else, which is great. … there is a little show-off inside that I keep damping down, and today that show-off is allowed to come out and that’s empowering.
“It’s like the really naughty rebel, which I was in my teenage years, came out to play. And I never thought with the size of my bottom that I’d need padding but it was amazing how it really accentuated my figure!”
The mother-of-one was also in a playful mood when she was interviewed for the magazine and admitted she doesn’t think size matters.
Lorraine, who married TV cameramen hubby Steve Smith in 1992 was asked about size queens and replied: “Is that people who have a big dingle dangle?
“No? … Oh, its people who like to go out with someone who has a big winkie…I don’t get that because there is a lot more to it than just size. Size isn’t everything you know.”
However, she does like a bubble butts – round bottoms – and admitted she would like to bite Wolverine star Hugh Jackman’s rear.
She said: “Is that like a cute peach affair? Nice and pert, that you want to bite? Hugh Jackman’s bum is quite nice, you’d bite that, wouldn’t you? I would. Obviously”
It’s been a big year for Lorraine. As well as turning 50 she also celebrated 35 years on our TV screens.
Much has changed since she joined Good Morning Britain in 1984 – but she feels society is going backwards in many ways especially with the way trans people are treated.
She said: “When I started, you weren’t allowed to say the word cancer. How mad is that?
“And we did talk about things like HIV, when it was being really misunderstood. … I think we’re going backwards and it really worries me.
“What’s going on with trans people now is kind of what the gay community went through years ago, so one would like to hope that it will get better.
“I think it will, I’m the eternal optimist, but in the meantime, we’ve got people having a s*** time and it’s not fair. It’s really not fair, just because they want to be the person that they’re supposed to be. Don’t we all deserve that?”
In June Lorraine threw shade at Tory MP Esther McVey – a former TV colleague and she defended her right to not agree with people if their point is morally wrong.
She said: “We’re all entitled to our points of view when it comes to politics but if something’s actually wrong, it doesn’t matter whether you’re really left, right or in the middle, I don’t care what party you’re in.
“It’s like the way the Labour Party is tackling the whole thing about anti-Semitism, it’s wrong. And you’ve got people like Esther McVey and Ann Widdecombe with their stance on the whole LGBTQ community, which is wrong.
“I don’t find that political, I just find that this is either right, or it isn’t. My point of view is that if something’s unjust, or not right, you should call it.”
* The new issue of Attitude is out today in print and online.