Preston born TV presenter Ranvir Singh receives honorary degreee from Lancaster University

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Preston born TV presenter Ranvir Singh has received the third honorary award of her career.

What was the award?

Last week, Ranvir was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Lancaster who described her as being distinguished in her field.

The 46-year-old ITV host previously studied at the university, achieving a degree in English literature and philosophy, before embarking on an award-winning career which has seen her front shows including Good Morning Britain (on and off since 2014) and Lorraine (she has been the schools holiday presenter since 2020).

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Ranvir Singh with Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Andy Schofield.Ranvir Singh with Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Andy Schofield.
Ranvir Singh with Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Andy Schofield. | Lancaster University

Other shows presented by Ranvir include Eat, Shop, Save, in which she and her team of experts help families to eat and save their way to household happiness; All Around Britain where she visits the country's most fascinating attractionswith Alex Beresford; and ITV’s Real Stories, which told unique stories of people who have experienced life-changing events. Ranvir also presents her own ITV daytime quiz show, Riddiculous, which will be returning for a second series in early 2024.

What other awards has Ranvir received?

Back in 2013, Ranvir was made an Honorary Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where she studied a postgraduate qualification in journalism. In 2017 she was then made Chancellor of the same university.

Ranvir was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Edge Hill University in 2015.

Is anythine else new with Ranvir?

Last week Ranvir appeared as a panellist on the BBC show Richard Osman's House of Games alongside author Malorie Blackman, rugby player Matt Dawson and actor/comedian Chris McCausland.

Ranvir also handed out degrees at the UCLan graduation ceremonies last week, including to fellow TV presenter AJ Odudu.

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