Lorraine Kelly left scared and worried after ITV security threat
Lorraine Kelly has been left "shaken" and "scared and worried" after she was the subject of a security threat at ITV's studios last week.
The 62 year old was the recipient of a "suspicious package" which was delivered to the network's studios on Thursday, causing live episodes of This Morning and Loose Women to be pulled off air.
And while she downplayed the incident to her millions of viewers on Friday morning, a source says the star was left frightened by the event.
The source told OK!: "Lorraine was initially very scared and worried. There are so many nutters around and after her seeing Christine Lampard had a stalker and other presenters getting targeted, she thought this was very frightening.
"ITV acted really quickly and security is so tight there, she wants to downplay it for her viewers but doesn’t want a repeat of this.
"She was obviously very shaken up but is so thankful for the security," the source continued.
Lorraine addressed the incident on Friday morning's episode of her breakfast show after Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway, 54, and Ben Shephard, 47, asked about the evacuation.
Lorraine explained that the security alert was due to a present sent to her that contained a battery in it.
Ben initiated the conversation as he asked: "Lorraine, were you responsible for the evacuation? I was reading the newspaper. And apparently…"
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Lorraine then protested before explaining what she was told had happened.
She shared: "No it wasn't! So it was, apparently, so I am told, apparently somebody had sent – somebody from a film company had sent me a wee present – and it had a battery in it. And when they x-rayed it, it looked a little suspicious.
"But it was all fine and it was all dandy."
Police arrived to the building, which is based in West London, after the package had been scanned, and conducted an investigation into the item.
A separate source told The Sun at the time: "Everyone at ITV loves her – so people were upset and very concerned over the whole incident.
"Fortunately everyone is safe, but it shakes everyone up," they added.
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