Lorraine Kelly’s Emotional Tribute to Late Producer Hannah Hawkins

Lorraine’s Emotional Tribute

During a poignant segment on Friday’s episode, Lorraine Kelly was visibly emotional as she paid tribute to show producer Hannah Hawkins, who tragically passed away at the young age of 33.

Hawkins, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, had briefly gone into remission before the illness resurfaced just days before the birth of her son, Rory, in August this year.

Commemorating Hannah’s Legacy

Joined by Hannah’s husband Tom and their son Rory, Lorraine dedicated a moment to honor Hawkins by playing the charity single “Golden” from the Check and Change choir, composed of breast cancer survivors and featuring Joss Stone. Moved by the song, Lorraine wiped away tears, addressing baby Rory: “That’s your mummy’s song.”

A Remarkable Legacy and Awareness Efforts

Tom shared insights into Hannah’s wishes, emphasizing her desire for love and a sibling for Rory. He highlighted her lack of familial cancer history and her dedication to raising awareness about breast cancer, describing it as her enduring legacy.

Impact and Support

Lorraine acknowledged the tremendous impact Hannah had on raising breast cancer awareness, referencing her participation in a Sahara trek and her invaluable contributions to their #changeandcheck campaign.

The devastating loss was further acknowledged by Dr. Hilary Jones, emphasizing the tragedy of losing someone so young with a young son.

Tom’s Heartbreaking Tribute

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Tom commemorated Hannah’s life, expressing the depth of his grief and admiration for her courage. He celebrated her selflessness, resilience, and love, promising to uphold her legacy for their son.

Support and Condolences

Messages poured in from colleagues and well-wishers, expressing condolences and sharing in the grief. Notably, Lorraine, Giovanna Fletcher, Vick Hope, and Dr. Amir Khan expressed their sympathies, praising Hannah’s impact and the love she brought into the world.

Reflecting on Hannah’s Journey

Hannah’s battle with cancer was a documented journey, showcasing her strength and determination. Despite the challenges, she remained optimistic and determined to fight, leaving behind a legacy of love, friendship, and strength for her son Rory.

A Legacy Fund and Raising Awareness

In her memory, a legacy fund has been established to benefit Rory. The post also shared information about breast cancer, its prevalence, symptoms, and treatment options, urging awareness and support for research and affected individuals.


The touching tribute to Hannah Hawkins on Lorraine’s show not only highlighted the profound impact she had but also served as a testament to her resilience in battling breast cancer.

Her legacy, marked by love, strength, and her unwavering fight against the disease, remains an inspiration to many, emphasizing the importance of continued awareness and support in the fight against breast cancer.


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