Kate Garraway Biography
Kate Garraway born Kathryn Mary Garraway, is an English television and radio presenter. She was born on 4 May 1967 in Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England.
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.
Garraway presents a mid-morning show on Smooth Radio on weekdays as well as the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain. Previously, she hosted various daytime programmes including Daybreak (2010 – 2014), Lorraine (2010 – 2014) and GMTV (2000 – 2010). Garraway occasionally presented The National Lottery Draws for BBC One from 2014 until 2016.
Kate Garraway Age
She was born on 4 May 1967 in Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England. Her father was a civil servant and her mother was a teacher.
Kate Garraway Husband
Garraway 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, Garraway married Derek Draper in Camden, London.
Kate Garraway Children
Garraway and Derek Draper’s first child, a daughter, was born in Hammersmith and Fulham, London, on 10 March 2006.
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Her crotch – sporting nude-coloured support pants – was accidentally flashed to the nation as her co-presenter Ben Shephard lifted her up and pretended to dunk her in a pool of muddy water.
Kate said: “I’ve made such a fool of myself so many times on TV.
“When you’ve flashed your crotch in front of the nation, it’s hard to get nervous about anything ever again. It was my worst nightmare.
“Ben picked me up without any warning. The floor manager looked up and said, ‘We saw everything’. I had to go back through it, frame by frame, to see just how much had been revealed.
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The Good Morning Britain host put on a red and white wig complete with a football woven into it to show her support to the nation’s team, and wore an England shirt and Gareth Southgate-style waistcoat to complete her patriotic outfit.
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Kate Garraway TV Shows
- 1998–2000: Sunrise
- 2000–2010: GMTV
- 2003–2014, 2017—: Loose Women
- 2004: Too Many Cooks
- 2005: This Morning
- 2007: Strictly Come Dancing
- 2007: The People’s Quiz
- 2009: The Biggest Loser
- 2010–2014: Daybreak
- 2010–2014, 2018: Lorraine
- 2011: Wall of Fame
- 2011: Carols from Bucklebury
- 2014–2016: The National Lottery Draws
- 2014—: Good Morning Britain
- 2017: GMB Today
Kate Garraway Interview
Kate, have you always been a yogi?
Kate Garraway: I got into it when I worked with Penny Smith at GMTV. She is an absolute devotee and used to devise routines in our dressing room. As a busy working mum of two [to Darcey, 12, and Billy, eight], it’s a great stress buster and it’s fantastic for all those core stomach muscles that have turned to jelly since I had my kids.
Well, you look great on it!
Kate Garraway: I do feel that I have regained my figure all these years on, but then I also became really thin after having Darcey when I developed an overactive thyroid. Breastfeeding also meant that the weight dropped off.
How do you stay motivated to exercise?
Kate Garraway: I turned 50 last year, and like many women of my age I struggle with my bottom sagging, tummy wobbling and flabby upper arms. I don’t want to look old in my advanced years so I go on a power walk for half an hour every day, and it helps to keep the pounds off.
What is the best and worst part of working on Good Morning Britain?
Kate Garraway: The negative thing about working on a breakfast show is that the alarm goes off at 2.15am, and I get picked up at 2.30am. That’s just insanely early. But it does mean I get to do the school pick-up most afternoons. The gang on GMB is what really makes it. I love Ben Shephard, Richard Arnold, Susanna Reid and even Piers Morgan.
What do you love about Piers?
Kate Garraway: He’s great fun to work alongside. There is nothing that he likes more than a good old dust-up, but away from the on-air banter he is a very sweet colleague. He lives for the reaction.
Who’s your favourite celebrity interviewee?
Kate Garraway: I interviewed Dame Helen Mirren at Cannes Film Festival when she had that famous tumble on the decking, and afterwards she joked: “Oh, Kate, for heaven’s sake, I’ve been campaigning on behalf of the stunt people to get an Oscar for showing me how to do that but they still haven’t got one!”
Would you like your children to follow in your TV presenting footsteps?
Kate Garraway: I would never deter them from doing TV, or anything they wanted to do, but at the moment it’s hard to say.
One minute Darcey says she wants to be a film director, then it’s a YouTuber.
My son wants to be Spider-Man. I love being a mum. I think if I’d had children earlier, I would have about 45 of them by now, so it’s maybe a good thing that I left it until my late 30s to start a family!
Have you done much dancing since Strictly?
Kate Garraway: Well, I can’t say that I will ever be remembered for my fancy footwork [Kate was the seventh celebrity to be voted off in 2007], but I still dance in my living room! It’s known as “boogie nights” in our house. My husband Derek [Draper, 50, a psychotherapist] loves to get the disco ball and dry ice machine out. The kids put on dance tunes and we boogie the night away. We must look like complete idiots. If only Anton Du Beke could see that all his teaching has really paid off!