Lorraine Kelly has spoken of her excitement at the opening of the V&A Dundee.
The TV star, who recently moved to the London area having lived in Dundee, is a special guest at today’s events to mark the unveiling of Scotland’s first ever design museum.
She was due to judge The Beano’s world record attempt during the second day of the 3D Festival, which kicked off last night with a headline-grabbing performance by Scottish rockers Primal Scream.
However, she left early having fallen unwell.
Lorraine, a Dundee United fan who has been an ambassador for the city, said: “It’s so exciting – and everyone from all over the world is talking about Dundee. I’ve been saying this for years.
“There’s so much to shout about and we really should shout about Dundee – our time is well overdue.”
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However, Lorraine criticised the under-construction office block – known as site six – next to V&A Dundee.
She added: “I don’t like that office block though. I understand they need things like it but they could have done a better job of that.”
Her comments echoed those of Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde, who said the building “distracted” her from her performance at Slessor Gardens on Sunday.
Hynde told BBC Scotland: “In the daylight I noticed this quite beautiful building in the background, which I didn’t realise is the V&A building, and this horrible carcass going up in front of it.
“It was actually distracting me from what I was trying to do.
“I was walking down Union Street there and I saw the V&A again, a really beautiful vista of it and this monstrosity that’s totally obliterating the view of that beautiful building.
“I would have it torn down. There should be some sort of uprising against it.”