Michelle Visage to guest host Lorraine

Michelle Visage will guest host Lorraine credit:Bang Showbiz
Michelle Visage will guest host Lorraine credit:Bang Showbiz

Michelle Visage will host 'Lorraine' over the summer.

The 'Ru Paul's Drag Race' star is set to step in as host of the ITV daytime show when regular host Lorraine Kelly takes her annual holiday and is "thrilled" to have been asked to fill in for the broadcaster.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper's No Filter column: "ITV has lined up Michelle Visage as a part-time host for its morning chat show 'Lorraine'.

"She will be hosting the show during a one-off summertime special. She joins the show in a bid to keep it interesting over the summer months.

"Michelle is thrilled to have been given this opportunity.

"She's a natural presenter and a huge fan of the show so it's a perfect fit.

"ITV think she will be a huge hit with fans."

Christine Lampard and Ranvir Singh - who regularly fill in for Lorraine on Fridays - are also expected to provide cover over the summer.

Michelle, 55, recently spoke about wanting to raise awareness of the menopause as she doesn't want women to feel alone.

She told OK! magazine: “With menopause, my God, you don’t need to struggle. There are answers and there is help – you just have to ask your doctors. And I would always recommend going to a hormone specialist because most doctors really don’t know what you need to do to help you out.

“Stigmas are so silly. I think that in the 1950s they were a thing, but that doesn’t exist any more.

“We have to really just keep breaking down the boundaries because it shouldn’t be taboo to talk about something that happens to every single woman. You can’t avoid it. There’s not one woman who’s going to bypass it. So they have to know they’re not alone and they don’t have to suffer.”