Kate Garraway

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Full Name Kate Garraway
Age 53 Years Old
Nick Name Kate Garraway
Gender Female
Famous As Journalist
Birth Date May 4th, 1967
Birth Place Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire

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About Kate Garraway, English Broadcaster and Journalist

Kate Garraway is an English broadcaster as well as a journalist who is the presenter of "Mid Mornings with Kate Garraway" on Smooth Radio and co-anchor (on Fridays) of "Good Morning Britain" on ITV Breakfast. In 1994, she joined the South edition of ITV News Central on ITV Central as a production journalist, reporter, and news presenter. She worked as a co-presenter of the South East edition of ITV News Meridian on ITV Meridian in 1996 after she was scouted by a boss who viewed her while she was presenting a three-minute bulletin on ITV Central. In the year 1998, she joined the Sunrise on Sky News alongside Martin Stanford and in the year 2000, she became the co-presenter on GMTV Today with Andrew Castle. In the year 2009, she presented "The Biggest Loser" for ITV but she was later replaced by Davina McCall. She was a regular panelist on "Wall of Fame" hosted by David Walliams. In November 2019, it was announced that Garraway would be participating in the nineteenth series of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!". Recently, she has opened up about her terrifying near-miss on the motorway. She has thanked her 'saviours' from Kent Police who came to the rescue after a tyre blowout. She says the experience, with her children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11, on their first drive out without husband Derek, was 'utterly terrifying.' Posting photos from the scene she wrote: "Thanks to our amazing saviors Liz and Mark from @kentpoliceuk who rescued me after a full tyre blow out on the motorway!!! "Never had one before - utterly terrifying." She returned to Good Morning Britain after being given compassionate leave to look after her family while former Labour advisor Derek fought COVID-19. On 4th May 1967, Kate Garraway was born in Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England with the birth name/real name of Kathryn Mary Garraway. As of 2020, she celebrated her 53rd birthday. Her nationality is British and her ethnicity is British-White. Her race is White. Her Zodiac sign is Taurus. Her father was a civil servant while her mother was a teacher. She is Christian by religion. As per her education, she attended Dunmore Primary School and Fitzharrys School in Abingdon. She later graduated from Bath College of Higher Education with a BA in English and History.

Kate Garraway, a famous Broadcaster and Journalist

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Kate Garraway's Career

  • Joining the South edition of ITV News Central on ITV Central, Kate Garraway has become a famous broadcaster and journalist as of now. 
  • She began working for ITV News Central as a productive journalist, reporter and news presenter in 1989. 
  • Additionally, she also became a co-presenter of the South East edition of ITV News Meridian on ITV Meridian in the year 1996 after she was "talent spotted" by a boss who viewed her presenting a three-minute bulletin on ITV Central.
  • After two years, she joined "Sunrise" on Sky News with Martin Stanford.
  • In 2000, she joined GMTV, co-presenting GMTV Today with Andrew Castle each Friday (and Thursdays later on). 
  • She had also co-presented with Eamonn Holmes, John Stapleton, and Dan Lobb and has also presented her final show on 31st August 2010.
  • In the year 2007, she was the questioner on "The People's Quiz" and has also presented for the "Too Many Cooks" in 2004 for a series. 
  • She has also presented "The Biggest Loser" for ITV in the year 2009. 
  • Moreover, she was a regular panelist on Wall of Fame, hosted by David Walliams.
  • In September 2010, she became an entertainment editor of Daybreak on ITV Breakfast (the successor to GMTV). 
  • She hosted her final Daybreak and Lorraine shows on 25th April 2014 ahead of joining "Good Morning Britain" the following month. 
  • 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, it was announced that Garraway would be participating in the nineteenth series of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!".
  • Furthermore, she also appeared in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional dancer Anton du Beke where 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.
  • Regarding her Radio career, she began her broadcasting career with BBC Radio Oxford, and become an Independent Television News trainee journalist by 1994. 
  • She co-presented two episodes of 'Weekend Breakfast' (with Colin Paterson) in 2012. 
  • On 6th 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 10 am-1 pm on Smooth Radio.
  • As an author, she released her first book on 9th March 2017, entitled "The Joy of Big Knickers" (or learning to love the rest of your life).
  • She has also appeared in movies "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" and "The Lego Ninjago Movie (Voice only)" in 2017.
  • Recently, she almost crashed a car on the motorway with her children inside the first time she drove without her husband. 

She has guest-starred in:

  • Have I Got News for You (2003)
  • The Wright Stuff (2003)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (5 August 2005)
  • Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes (2006)
  • The F Word (2008)
  • Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (2008)
  • Shooting Stars (2008)
  • As Seen on TV (2009) 
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (2007)
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  • (2011)
  • All Star Family Fortunes (2012)
  • Pointless Celebrities (2012, 2014, 2015) 
  • Paddy's 2012 Show & Telly (2012) 
  • This Morning (2012; 5 episodes)
  • Celebrity Juice (2013)
  • Tricked (2013)
  • The Chase: Celebrity Special (2013, 2019)
  • The Guess List (2014) 
  • Celebrity Fifteen to One (2014)
  • Pointless Celebrities (2015)
  • James Martin: Home Comforts (2016) 
  • The Keith Lemon Sketch Show (2016)
  • The TV That Made Me (2016) 
  • Safeword (2016)
  • Through the Keyhole (2017) 
  • Hollyoaks (2017) 
  • Guess the Star (2017) 
  • Saturday Morning with James Martin (2018)
  • The Crystal Maze (2018)
  • Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (2019)

Kate Garraway's HUSBAND: Derek Draper (Present), Ian Rumsey (Divorce)

Kate Garraway with her husband, Derek Draper

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Kate Garraway is a married man. Firstly, she was married to her husband Ian Rumsey who is her former boss at ITV Meridian. The duo married in her hometown of Abingdon, Oxfordshire in the year 1998. Later, due to some misunderstanding, they divorced in April 2002. After that, she married Derek Draper in Camden, London in September 2005. Draper was a political aide to former Labour cabinet minister Peter Mandelson by profession, and was at the center of the scandal known as "Lobbygate". The duo is also blessed with two kids namely Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11. Recently, her husband, Draper fell ill with COVID-19 in March 2020. He is now free from the virus but it has badly damaged his organs. She recently revealed that Derek's nurses are putting GMB on in the hospital for him to see if there is any indication that he can see or hear her. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Kate Garraway's Net Worth 2020

Kate Garraway is a famous journalist, television presenter, and radio personality. The net worth of Kate Garraway is estimated to have $2 million as of 2020 which will increase soon as she is doing a lot more this year as compared to last year. Without a doubt, she is earning a considerable amount of salary from her career. Her major source of earning is from a broadcasting career and she is satisfied with her earnings. She is living a cool lifestyle from her earnings. She is believed to earn a yearly salary of £544,000, with most of her income coming from her television and radio presenting jobs. She is a charity ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.