Kate Garraway

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Kate Garraway
BornKathryn Mary Garraway
(1967-05-04) 4 May 1967 (age 45)
Abingdon, Berkshire, England
Nationality British
EthnicityWhite British
Occupation Journalist, TV presenter
Years active 1994–present
Notable credit(s)GMTV
Daybreak[1]
Lorraine
Spouse Ian Rumsey
(m. 1998–2002)
Derek Draper
(m. 2005–present; 2 children)
Children Daughter and son
Website
www.kategarraway.tv
 
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Kate Garraway
BornKathryn Mary Garraway
(1967-05-04) 4 May 1967 (age 45)
Abingdon, Berkshire, England
Nationality British
EthnicityWhite British
Occupation Journalist, TV presenter
Years active 1994–present
Notable credit(s)GMTV
Daybreak[1]
Lorraine
Spouse Ian Rumsey
(m. 1998–2002)
Derek Draper
(m. 2005–present; 2 children)
Children Daughter and son
Website
www.kategarraway.tv

Kathryn Mary "Kate" Garraway (born 4 May 1967) is an English journalist currently employed by ITV Breakfast.[1]

She has presented the UK version of The Biggest Loser.[2]

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Early life

Garraway's father was a civil servant and her mother a teacher and she attended Dunmore Primary School and Fitzharrys School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.[3] She then graduated from Bath College of Higher Education (later known as Bath Spa University) with a BA in English and History.

Broadcasting career

Garraway's broadcasting career began with BBC Radio Oxford, and she had become an Independent Television News trainee journalist by 1994.

A year later, Garraway joined Central News as a production journalist, reporter and news presenter. It was during her time there that she was 'talent-spotted' by Meridian Broadcasting's head of news, who poached her (after seeing one of her three minute bulletins) to become the main presenter of their nightly news magazine Meridian Tonight. This offered enough visibility on a wider stage to be selected as part of the team of presenters who launched the BBC's 24-hour rolling news channel, BBC News 24, in 1997, a period which included the anchoring of such stories as the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

Breakfast TV

In 1998, Garraway joined Sunrise on Sky News alongside Martin Stanford. She joined GMTV in September 2000 to co-present the show with Andrew Castle on Fridays (after main presenters Eamonn Holmes and Fiona Phillips reduced their days on air to 4 per week). Garraway eventually went on to share presenting duties with Phillips, and later Emma Crosby.

She became entertainment editor of Daybreak on ITV Breakfast (the successor of GMTV) in September 2010.[1] On 6 December 2011, she took over from Christine Bleakley as the main presenter on an interim basis.[4] On 4 May 2012 it was announced Lorraine Kelly would become the permanent replacement for Bleakley in September 2012.[5][6] On 3 August 2012 it was understood Garraway had signed a new contract to deputise Kelly and present the Friday edition of Daybreak.[7] She also presents sister programme Lorraine on Fridays.

Other television appearances

Garraway appeared in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional dancer Anton du Beke. Garraway 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.[8]

In February 2008, Garraway launched legal action against the Sunday Mirror after it published a photograph of her embracing Strictly Come Dancing partner Anton du Beke, insinuating that they were having an affair, which both Garraway and du Beke denied.[9]

BBC Radio 5Live

On 18 and 19 August 2012 Garraway co-presented 2 episodes of 'Weekend Breakfast' (with Colin Paterson). Over the weekend of 8th September, Garraway again presented 'Weekend Breakfast' with Colin Patterson[10]

Filmography

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Central News (ITV Central) News presenter Production journalist and reporter
Meridian Tonight (ITV Meridian) News presenter Lead role
1997–1998 BBC News Channel (BBC) News presenter
1998–2000 Sunrise (Sky News) News presenter
2000–2010 GMTV Today (GMTV) Presenter Lead role
2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 Loose Women (ITV1) Anchor/panelist Guest role
Have I Got News For You (BBC Two) Panelist 1 episode
The Wright Stuff (Channel 5) Herself 1 episode
TBC, 2011 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (ITV1) Participant 2 episodes
2004 Too Many Cooks (ITV1) Presenter Lead role
2005 This Morning (ITV1) Presenter 1 episode
Beef Encounter (Channel 4) Presenter
2007 The People's Quiz (BBC One) Herself Questioner
2007 Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One) Participant Fifth series
2008 The F Word (Channel 4) Herself 1 episode
2008 Shooting Stars (BBC Two) Herself 1 episode
2009 The Biggest Loser (ITV1) Presenter Lead role
2010–present Daybreak (ITV Breakfast) Presenter Friday presenter and deputy presenter from Monday-Thursday
2010–present Lorraine (ITV Breakfast) Presenter Friday presenter and deputy presenter from Monday-Thursday
2011 Wall of Fame (Sky1) Herself Regular panellist
2012 All Star Family Fortunes (ITV1) Participant

Personal life

Garraway married Ian Rumsey, her former boss at ITV Meridian east, in her hometown of Abingdon, Oxfordshire in 1998. They divorced in April 2002.[citation needed]

In September 2005 Garraway married Derek Draper in Camden, London. Draper was a political aide to former Labour cabinet minister Peter Mandelson, and was at the centre of the scandal known as 'Lobbygate'.[11] The couple's first child, Darcey Mary Draper, a baby girl, was born in Hammersmith and Fulham, London,[12] on 10 March 2006.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Garraway built an extension to her home without planning permission from the local council. She attempted to put in a retrospective planning application but it failed to appease them and was told to scale down the extension to her North London home.[13]

She has a brother called Mark, who is a geography teacher.

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Preceded by
Vicki Butler-Henderson
The Biggest Loser UK Presenter
2009
Succeeded by
Davina McCall