Lorraine Kelly shares heartfelt tribute as ‘lovely’ and ‘funny’ former co-star dies

TV star Lorraine Kelly has shared a heartfelt tribute to a former colleague after his passing. 

Paul Reizin was described as “funny and smart as a whip,” by Lorraine, 61, as she took to Twitter to share her tribute.

Announcing his death, a statement read: “We are very sad that TV-am reporter Paul Reizin has died, seen here in typical character… playing the part of King James 1st for a Good Morning Britain feature in 1989.”

Lorraine then replied to the Tweet by saying: “Sad news. A lovely man. Funny and smart as a whip.”

Paul’s other colleagues also joined Lorraine in paying tribute to the late TV reporter.

BBC Journalist Nick Owen wrote: “Terrible news. What a character he was – good journalist and hugely entertaining colleague.”

Another said: “Very sad news Nick. Paul always used to pick up the most interesting stories. Lovely to work with. I feel like my Mum when she started to lose old friends. RIP Paul.”

Someone else added: “Very sad news indeed, thoughts with Paul’s family and friends.”

Paul first started out in media working with the press and radio before beginning a TV career.

He worked both behind and in front of the camera and he was heavily involved in factual entertainment programming.