A Strictly Come Dancing star is set to replace Lorraine Kelly on her popular ITV show this summer.

Michelle Visage, who has also been a judge of RuPaul's Drag Race, is to take on presenting duties as Lorraine takes a much-needed break over the season.

An insider said the contestant, who paired with Giovanni Pernice on the BBC ballroom programme in 2019, will keep the daytime show "interesting" in Lorraine's absence.

The 55-year-old is said to be a "perfect fit" for the weekday show as she stars alongside people like Christine Lampard and Ranvir Singh.

Michelle Visage to replace Lorraine Kelly on her ITV show this summer

The source told the Mirror: "ITV has lined up Michelle Visage as a part-time host for its morning chat show Lorraine.

"She will be hosting the show during a one-off summertime special. She joins the show in a bid to keep it interesting over the summer months.

"Michelle is thrilled to have been given this opportunity. She’s a natural presenter and a huge fan of the show so it’s a perfect fit. ITV think she will be a huge hit with fans."

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Appearing to confirm the news, a representative for Michelle told the Metro: "It’s always been a dream for Michelle to keep her friend Lorraine’s throne warm whilst Lorraine enjoys her summer holiday."

This comes after Lorraine shared the exciting news that she had become a "granny" after her daughter Rosie announced her pregnancy.

Commenting on a post by her daughter, the presenter said: "THE most exciting thing to have ever happened in our family!

"Cannot wait to be a granny and so proud of Rosie and her Steve. It’s the best news EVER!"