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LORRAINE FURIOUS OVER DIET PILL SCAM; Firm used her picture in advert.

Byline: RACHEL WATSON reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has threatened to sue a firm who used a picture of her to sell diet pills.

A Twitter follower told the Scots star about an advert which claimed the 54-year-old ITV host had used the herbal tablets to lose weight.

A Facebook page showed before and after pictures of Lorraine, stating she used raspberry ketone tablets to shed pounds.

Sue Humphries told Lorraine in a tweet: "Do you know these people are using your picture to advertise their raspberry ketone tablets?" Sue posted a screenshot of the advert with the tweet.

Lorraine replied that she had no idea about the advert and would be seeking legal action.

She tweeted: "Thank you, Sue.

I'm extremely angry about this.

Will be taking legal advice. Will get lawyers into that asap."

It is the second time Lorraine's picture has been used, without her permission, to sell products.

Last June, she was caught up in a similar situation.

Several companies selling raspberry ketone tablets stated that Lorraine - along with Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham and Adele - had used their product to lose weight. The companies all issued their adverts through Facebook.

At the time, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the adverts were misleading and upheld complaints which had been made.

The adverts were subsequently banned from appearing online.

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