KATE Garraway is a household name thanks to her long career in TV.
Here’s what we known about the popular presenter and how she got where she is today…
Who is Kate Garraway? What is her background?
Kathryn Mary “Kate” Garraway was born May 4, 1967, and is an English television and radio presenter, best known for her work on ITV Breakfast.
She began her TV career in the 90s working as a reporter for ITV’s Meridian, ITV News Central and BBC News 24.
Kate made the switch to mainstream TV and became a household name when she joined the presenting team of GMTV in 2000.
She continued her hosting role on ITV Breakfast when GMTV switched to Daybreak IN 2011, although she took more of a back seat as Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley took on the main hosting roles.
When the show switched to Good Morning Britain in 2014 she joined the main presenting line-up again.
Kate has also stepped in for Lorraine on her GMB sister show, when she is on holiday.
Who is Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper? Does she have children?
Kate has been married twice.
In 1998 she married her former boss at Meridian, Ian Rumsey, but they divorced in 2002.
In September 2005, Kate married Derek Draper.
Derek was a political aide to former Labour cabinet minister Peter Mandelson, and was at the centre of the scandal known as “Lobbygate”.
The couple have two children, Darcey and William.
In July 2018, Kate revealed that she had a mini-crisis when she turned 50 but admits that her sex life is much better than when she was in her 20s.
Can I listen to Kate Garraway on the radio?
Kate’s radio broadcasting career began with BBC Radio Oxford as a journalist in 1994.
After making the switch to TV she has hosted the odd radio show, including filling in for her former GMTV co-star Andrew Castle on his LBC show.
But in 2014 she started presenting her own mid-morning weekday show on Smooth Radio.
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When was Kate Garraway on Strictly Come Dancing?
Kate appeared in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2007.
She was partnered with Anton du Beke.
Kate finished in 8th place, receiving the lowest score from the judges in every week but one.