THE whole nation is rooting for Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway as her husband battles coronavirus in hospital.
The much-loved host appeared on ITV's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2019, where she was received well by the public who liked her charisma and maternal kindness.
🔵 Read our Kate Garraway and Derek Draper live blog for news and updates ahead of Finding Derek on ITV tonight…
What is Kate Garraway's salary and what is her net worth?
The TV favourite is said to be worth around £1.5 million ($2m), according to Celebrity Net Worth.
She is believed to earn a yearly salary of £544,000, with most of her income coming from her television and radio presenting jobs.
Kate is not only a presenter on Good Morning Britain but also has her own slot on Smooth Radio.
Kate released her own book titled The Joy of Big Knickers: (Or Learning to Love the Rest of Your Life).
Is Kate Garraway on Instagram?
Kate is an active social media user and can be found on various platforms, including Instagram.
She also has thousands of followers on Twitter and regularly updates her admirers on her account.
You can follow her here:
- Instagram – kategarraway
- Twitter – kategarraway
- Facebook – kategarraway
What shows has Kate Garraway done?
Beside her work on Good Morning Britain, Kate has also stepped in for Lorraine on her, when she is on holiday.
She has also worked in radio and began her broadcasting career at 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.
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.
In 2019 Kate appeared on I'm A Celebrity 2019.
Kate revealed in March 2019 that her children Darcey and William were desperate for her to take part.
She explained: “I think it’s completely terrifying but it’s also a brilliant show to watch, so I don’t know. My kids would love me to do it, I don’t know what that says.”
It is not known how much Kate was being paid, but it is likely to be around £50,000.
She just missed out on making the final, coming in fourth spot
Who is Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper?
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".
Derek Draper has been in hospital battling coronavirus since March 2020.
On March 20, 2021 Kate said her seriously-ill husband Derek Draper's brain is "no longer his friend".
Speaking on The One Show, Kate explained: "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."
On March 23 2021, Kate Garraway: Finding Derek aired on ITV1 about her husband's battle with the virus.
Does Kate Garraway have children?
Kate and Derek have two children, Darcey and William.
Darcey Mary Draper was born on March 10, 2006.
William "Billy" Garraway Draper was born on July 28, 2009.
How did Kate Garraway become famous?
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.
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