And on Thursday, Ranvir Singh, 45, revealed the 63-year-old was ‘still recovering’ as she helmed the show again.
Addressing Ranvir, Kate Garraway said: ‘She’s officially here today. Did you get a little more notice?’
Ranvir joked: ‘I did. Lorraine is still recovering. I got here for 6.30 today so I should be a little more prepared from yesterday.’
Ill: ITV was thrown into chaos on Wednesday morning after Lorraine Kelly was forced to pull out of hosting her show at the last minute
Still unwell: And on Thursday, Ranvir Singh, 45, revealed the 63-year-old was ‘still recovering’ as she helmed the show again
Kate informed viewers of the last-minute line-up change and praised Ranvir for agreeing to step in and host the morning chat show.
Announcing the news, Kate explained: ‘Usually at this point in the show we’d be chatting to Lorraine but I think in almost a first in her 30 year plus history, she’s actually gone home, she’s not well.
‘She’s got a bug! We’re wishing you well Lorraine. Ranvir is to the rescue, she’s on her way in.’
Taking to Twitter, Lorraine revealed that she had been sent home after being ‘suddenly attacked by a hideous bug’.
She shared her disappointment as she admitted she had been looking forward to interviewing guest Adam Lambert but couldn’t due to fears of ‘infecting’ him.
She wrote: ‘When you have to be sent home from work early in the morning because you are suddenly attacked by a hideous bug and were looking forward to interviewing @adamlambert THAT! Beyond disappointed but imagine if I had infected him !!!!!!’
Ranvir also stepped in to host Good Morning Britain alongside Ed Balls on Monday while Susanna Reid is in Ukraine, giving a live interview from the war-torn country.
It comes after Lorraine was left blushing earlier this month when Ben Shephard shared the very racy texts her husband of 30 years sends her during her live shows.
Ben and co-host Susanna Reid were wrapping up GMB before doing a live link to Lorraine, with the presenter unable to resist bringing up an article involving her and Steve Steve.
And Lorraine was clearly blindsided by her partner’s saucy messages being revealed as she asked Ben: ‘How did they get hold of that?’
During the live link where Lorraine explained what was coming up on her show, Ben, 48, quizzed her about the newspaper article, teasing: ‘It would appear he’s very generous with his affections while you’re on air.
‘He often likes to say how wonderful you’re looking in the morning in an affectionate way.’
To which a red-faced Lorraine responded: ‘It depends what I’m wearing. It depends how much I’m showing.’
Going into further detail, she continued: ‘Sometimes he does say ‘Nice boobs’, before asking of the story: ‘How did they get hold of that? Where did that come from? Have I been talking too much again?’
And while Ben suggested Steve could be the source, Lorraine did in fact spill the beans herself in an interview with Woman’s Weekly magazine.
Meanwhile, Susanna, 52, said of the situation: ‘As we’re coming up to Valentine’s Day, how lovely. Your husband still texts you to say ‘Nice boobs’.’
Oh dear! Taking to Twitter, Lorraine revealed that she had been sent home after being ‘suddenly attacked by a hideous bug’
Get well soon! Kate said: ‘Usually at this point in the show we’d be chatting to Lorraine but I think in almost a first in her 30 year plus history, she’s actually gone home’
Romantic: It comes after Lorraine was left blushing earlier this month when Ben Shephard shared the very racy texts her husband Steve Smith sends her during her live shows
With Ben piping up, saying: ‘Next time Lorraine’s on her show and she looks down at her phone, it could be Steve sending a little message.’
However, Lorraine didn’t feel so sure at this as pointing to her geometric print shirt dress which was buttoned up to the neck, she said: ‘This dress isn’t going to get any comments from him this morning though, Ben.’
As Ben replied: ‘I’m sure he will send you something lovely regardless.’
Concluding the light-hearted exchange, Susanna said: ‘You always look fab Lorraine. There are lots of serious issues, so it’s nice to have a moment of joy.’