Kate Garraway Wiki – Kate Garraway Biography
Kate Garraway is an English broadcaster and journalist. In the 1990s she was a journalist for ITV News Central and later a co-presenter of ITV News Meridian. From 2000 to 2010 she co-presented GMTV. Currently she is the presenter of Mid Mornings with Kate Garraway on Smooth Radio and newsreader (on Thursdays) and co-anchor (on Fridays) of Good Morning Britain on ITV Breakfast.
In 1989, she joined the South edition of ITV News Central on ITV Central as a production journalist, reporter and news presenter. In 1996, she became co-presenter of the South East edition of ITV News Meridian on ITV Meridian. In 1998, she joined Sunrise on Sky News with Martin Stanford.
She joined GMTV in September 2000, co-presenting GMTV Today with Andrew Castle each Friday and Thursdays afterwards. She eventually went on to share presenting duties with Fiona Phillips and Emma Crosby. In 2009, when GMTV relaunched, she co-hosted the programme with Ben Shephard, presenting on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays. During her time at GMTV, she had also co-presented with Eamonn Holmes, John Stapleton and Dan Lobb. She presented her final show on 31 August 2010.
She presented one series of Too Many Cooks in 2004. In 2007, she was the questioner on The People’s Quiz. In 2009, she presented The Biggest Loser for ITV. She was later replaced by Davina McCall. She was a regular panellist on Wall of Fame, hosted by David Walliams.
She became entertainment editor of Daybreak on ITV Breakfast in September 2010. On 6 December 2011, she took over from Christine Bleakley as the main presenter on an interim basis. On 4 May 2012, it was announced Lorraine Kelly would become the permanent replacement for Bleakley in September 2012. On 3 August 2012, it was reported that she had signed a new contract to present each Friday in Kelly’s absence. On 15 February 2014, it was announced she would additionally front the Friday edition of Lorraine.
On 3 March 2014, it was reported that Daybreak would be cancelled and replaced with Good Morning Britain. However, with these changes came the news that Lorraine Kelly would be presenting Lorraine five days a week, meaning that Garraway no longer continued to present Kelly’s show on Fridays. She hosted her final Daybreak and Lorraine shows on 25 April 2014 ahead of joining Good Morning Britain the following month. Since joining Good Morning Britain, her appearances on Lorraine have become less frequent.She once again became interim main presenter on ITV Breakfast when Ben Shepherd cut his appearances each week to just two; which meant she hosted four times a week until Piers Morgan joined the show later that year.
From March 2014 until November 2016, she occasionally presented The National Lottery Draws on BBC One. In September 2017, she made a cameo appearance in Hollyoaks. In November 2019, Garraway came fourth in the nineteenth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Garraway appeared in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional dancer Anton du Beke. She finished 8th of the 14 couples despite receiving the lowest score from the judges in every week but one, as she was repeatedly saved by the public vote, prior to her elimination in week seven.
In February 2008, she launched legal action against the Sunday Mirror after it published a photograph of her embracing du Beke, insinuating that they were having an affair, which the pair both denied.
Her broadcasting career in radio started with BBC Radio Oxford, and she had become an Independent Television News trainee journalist by 1994.
On 18 and 19 August 2012, Garraway co-presented two episodes of ‘Weekend Breakfast’ (with Colin Paterson). Over the weekend of 8 September, she again presented ‘Weekend Breakfast’ with Colin Patterson. On 6 October 2013, she stood in for Andrew Castle for a show on LBC Radio. Since March 2014, she has presented Mid Mornings with Kate Garraway 10am–1pm on Smooth Radio.
She is a charity ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She released her first book on 9 March 2017, entitled The Joy of Big Knickers (or learning to love the rest of your life). She is a supporter of Gillingham FC.
She attended Dunmore Primary School and Fitzharrys School in Abingdon.She then graduated from Bath College of Higher Education with a BA in English and History.
Kate Garraway Age
She was born on May 4, 1967 in Abingdon, United Kingdom.
Kate Garraway Husband
She married Ian Rumsey, her former boss at ITV Meridian, in her hometown of Abingdon, Oxfordshire in 1998. They divorced in April 2002.
In September 2005, she married Derek Draper in Camden, London. Draper was a political aide to former Labour cabinet minister Peter Mandelson, and was at the centre of the scandal known as “Lobbygate”.
Kate Garraway Children
She has two children with Draper, a daughter Darcey Mary Draper, and a son, William Garraway Draper alias Billy.
Kate Garraway Parents
Her father was a civil servant and her mother was a teacher.
Kate Garraway Height
She stands at a height of 1.6 meters tall.
Kate Garraway Instagram
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