Is Kate Garraway quitting GMB?

KATE Garraway has been the staple of breakfast television thanks to her long career with ITV.

Fans are used to seeing her wake the nation up on Good Morning Britain, and on GMTV before that.

Is Kate Garraway quitting Good Morning Britain?

Kate has hinted she may have to quit GMB to care for her Covid stricken husband Derek Draper.

She is seen inher one-off TV documentary tonight (March 23, 2021) Finding Derek, discussing his fight for life with their children, Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11.

They talk about their North London home being made wheelchair-friendly for him, with a downstairs bedroom.

Kate, 53, says: “If I have to give up work to care for him it’s best to do it now. If he needs 24-hour care, I’ll be the primary carer."

How long has Kate Garraway been on GMB?

Kate has been on GMB since it was launched back in 2014.

She began her broadcasting career at BBC Radio Oxford as a journalist in 1994.

After making the switch to TV, she joined ITV's former breakfast show GMTV in 2000.

Kate remained with ITV breakfast when the show changed to Daybreak in 2010.

How is Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper doing now? 

On March 22, 2021, Kate said her seriously-ill husband Derek's brain is "no longer his friend".

The former Labour party guru, 53, was taken to hospital a year ago battling coronavirus, which has left his body ravaged.

Speaking on The One Show, Kate explained: "Derek is an extreme case. What he had is what is called a prolonged disorder of consciousness which means that there is some reaction.

"He is somebody who both in this time before I knew him, when he was in politics, and also since in all the work he has done in mental health, because that’s his thing now.

"His brain has always been his best friend and he's lived on his wits and now suddenly his brain – as we all know controls his body – is no longer his friend and he's fighting to get out."

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