Lorraine Kelly has returned to work after recovering from COVID-19.

Lorraine Kelly has returned to work

Lorraine Kelly has returned to work

The 62-year-old TV presenter - who was replaced on her chat show last week by former 'Countdown' star Carol Vorderman - has thanked "science and the vaccine" for her speedy recovery.

During an on-air discussion with 'Good Morning Britain' hosts Ed Balls and Ranvir Singh, Lorraine said: "It was the dreaded COVID. It got me. I thought I'd escaped but it got me. But I'm fine. I'm absolutely fine and it's good to be back."

Ed then asked whether Lorraine might have caught the virus during her trip to the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

She replied: "No, do you know what, I don't actually know what it was. It could have been somebody standing in the queue behind me in the supermarket, you just don't know. This is the thing, you'll never be able to find out.

"But I'm fine, thank goodness, and I'm here. Thank God for science and the vaccine."

Lorraine previously took to Twitter to reveal that she'd tested positive for COVID.

The veteran TV star wrote on the micro-blogging platform : "Well the Covid has finally got me and I tested positive at the weekend. Thanks to the vaccine it’s not too bad and I hope to be back at work very soon. Huge thanks to @carolvorders who will be hosting @lorraine until I’m back. [heart emoji] (sic)"

Meanwhile, Carol recently thanked the "incredible team" who work behind the camera on 'Lorraine'.

She wrote on Twitter: "And so a wonderful week of laughing and learning comes to an end....thank you to Lorraine's @lorraine incredible team (and they are incredible) and all the lovely viewers for your kind messages. [heart emojis] (sic)"