BREAKFAST telly queen Lorraine Kelly has called for an end to single faith schools in Scotland.

The GMTV star said having separate Catholic schools was a cause of trouble in society, and prolonged the "scandal of sectarianism".

The 48-year-old said she was shocked at the level of violence between pupils from the local Catholic primary and her non-denominational school when she grew up in Glasgow's East End.

Kelly, who has a Catholic mother and protestant father, said: "To split kids up from their pals at five years old only leads to conflict and suspicion.

"It gives bigots a chance to pollute the minds of impressionable youngsters and until that stops you will never stamp out the scandal of sectarianism and the deep divisions between all religions."

A Catholic Church spokesman said there is no evidence that Catholic schools promote bigotry.