Lorraine Kelly breaks silence on tax controversy ‘People thought it was amusing’

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Lorraine Kelly, 59, has opened up her experience battling with HMRC earlier this year after a tax tribunal judge ruled she was not an ITV employee. The ITV daytime host faced a bill made up of almost £900,000 in income tax and over £300,000 in national insurance contributions in 2016. However, the TV personality was absolved of the £1.2 million bill as the judge ruled in her favour and declared she was a “self-employed star”.

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Breaking her silence on the issue, Lorraine admitted to The Times: "Oh Jeez, that's very complicated,

"It was to do with what [tax] category you're in and whether you're an entertainer or a presenter or a contributor. And I'm considered to be an entertainer. 

“I always think of myself as a little bit on the edges, and that was picked up on and that's fine.”

The Scottish star went on to explain that she recognised some people may have found the situation “amusing”.

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She added: “It comes with the territory, and I'm sure people thought it was amusing. Although it wasn't for me.”

In spite of the difficult battle, Lorraine explained she wouldn’t let the issue impact her happy on-screen persona.

She continued to the publication: "But we all have to put our game face on. 

"Look, there've been times

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