Lorraine Kelly’s daughter Rosie buys £865k ‘doer upper’ as she celebrates owning first home

Lorraine Kelly's daughter Rosie Smith has bought her first home – a £865,000 apartment that she has called a “doer upper”.

The 28 year old, who hosts the What If? Podcast with her TV legend mum, announced the news with a picture of her posing proudly outside the two-bedroom property in Islington, London.

Rosie said it will be quite some time before she and her mini dachshund Ruby move into the apartment, which was listed online for £865,000, because it needed some work.

She added that she would be on the lookout for advice on how to best renovate the property over the coming weeks and months.

Sharing the happy news with her 37,000 Instagram followers, she said: "Finally. It’ll be a long time until Ruby and I move in as we’ve got a bit of a doer-upper!

"So this is a warning that this page is about to be full of interiors and constant questions on my stories about what handle I should pick."

Her mum Lorraine, the 62 year old breakfast TV show host, was among the first people to reply to the post – saying: “You will make it into a beautiful home."

Singer Craig David posted: "Congratulations"

Dr Amir Khan, the resident doctor on the Lorraine show on ITV, also added his congratulations – along with TV and radio star Vanessa Feltz.

Mrs Brown's Boys star Gary Hollywood posted: “Here’s to many happy memories being made in your new home."

Rosie has followed in her mother’s footsteps into the world of journalism. She has written for several national titles as well as working on her podcast, which is now in its second series and explores life's 'what ifs' – with celebrity guests discussing turning points in their careers while pondering the meaning of success and satisfaction.

Rosie has also worked with her mum on shows such as Celebrity Gogglebox, This Morning and Martin & Roman’s Weekend Best.

Born in England, Rosie is the only child of Lorraine and her cameraman husband Steve Smith, who she met while working for TVam.

The family moved to Scotland as Rosie turned 12 and she went to Dundee High School, then spent four years studying journalism at Napier University – where her mother learned her craft.

Rosie has said her mum and dad were her joint inspiration.

She has previously told the Daily Record: “They both work in the media industry – mum on the telly and my dad as a cameraman – so when I was trying to decide what to do with my life, I think I did what a lot of people do and ended up sticking with what I knew through them.

“At first I thought maybe I should do production and wondered what would be most useful.

“Then I thought if I do journalism it means I can pretty much do anything. When I went to Napier, I don’t think they knew who my mum was.

"It helps that I have a different last name to my mum, although it’s Smith on her passport.”


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