Kate Garraway

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Kate Garraway
Born Kathryn Mary Garraway
(1967-05-04) 4 May 1967 (age 46)
Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England, UK
Nationality British
Ethnicity White British
Occupation Journalist, presenter
Years active 1994–present
Agent ROAR Global
Notable credit(s) GMTV (2000-10)
The Biggest Loser (2009)
Daybreak (2010-14)[1]
Lorraine (2010-14)
The National Lottery Draws (2014—)
Good Morning Britain (2014—)
Spouse(s) Ian Rumsey (m. 1998–2002)
Derek Draper (m. 2005)
Children Darcey Draper (b. 2006)
William/Billy GarrawayDraper (b. 2009)
Official website

Kathryn Mary Garraway, known as Kate Garraway (born 4 May 1967) is a British journalist and presenter, who is currently employed by ITV, Smooth Radio and the BBC.

She currently presents a mid-morning show on Smooth Radio, but is best known as a current presenter on Daybreak since 2010 and earlier GMTV between 2000 and 2010. She will join the new ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain, later in 2014.

Kate also presents The National Lottery Draws on BBC One, which airs on Saturday evenings.

Early life[edit]

Garraway's father was a civil servant and her mother a teacher. She attended Dunmore Primary School and Fitzharrys School in Abingdon.[2] She then graduated from Bath College of Higher Education with a BA in English and History.



In 1994, Garraway joined the South edition of ITV News Central on ITV Central as a production journalist, reporter and news presenter. In 1996, she became co-presenter of the South East edition of ITV News Meridian on ITV Meridian, she was "talent spotted" by a boss who viewed Garraway presenting a three minute bulletin on ITV Central.

In 1997, she gained national exposure on BBC News 24, when she presented such stories as the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. In 1998, Garraway joined Sunrise on Sky News alongside Martin Stanford.

ITV Breakfast[edit]

She joined GMTV in September 2000 to co-present the show with Andrew Castle each Friday. Garraway eventually went on to share presenting duties with Fiona 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.[3] On 4 May 2012 it was announced Lorraine Kelly would become the permanent replacement for Bleakley in September 2012.[4][5] On 3 August 2012 it was understood Garraway had signed a new contract to present in place of Kelly each Friday.[6] On 15 February 2014 it was announced Kelly would additionally front the Friday edition of Lorraine.[7][8] On 3 March 2014 it was revealed that Daybreak is to be axed and replaced with Good Morning Britain and a new presenting team, in which Garraway is to be a part of.[9]

Strictly Come Dancing[edit]

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.[10]

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.[11]

Week Dance Judges' scores Total Result
Horwood Phillips Goodman Tonioli
2 Quickstep 2 4 5 4 15 Safe
3 Tango 4 5 5 5 19 Safe
4 Samba 3 3 6 4 16 Safe
5 Foxtrot 5 7 7 7 26 Safe
6 Salsa 3 4 6 5 18 Safe
7 Paso Doble 4 5 7 5 21 Eliminated


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

On 18 and 19 August 2012 Garraway co-presented 2 episodes of 'Weekend Breakfast' (with Colin Paterson). Over the weekend of 8 September, Garraway again presented 'Weekend Breakfast' with Colin Patterson[12] On 6 October 2013, she stood in for Andrew Castle for a show on LBC Radio.

As of 3 March 2014 Garraway presents mid-mornings on Smooth Radio.[13]



Year Title Role Episodes Reference(s)
1998-2000 Sunrise News Presenter
2000-10 GMTV Co-presenter Alternating
2003-04, 2006, 2009, 2013-14 Loose Women Stand-in anchor and panellist 2 (2003), 5 (2004), 4 (2006), 1 (2009), 1 (2013), 2 (2014)
2004 Too Many Cooks Presenter All
2005 This Morning Guest Presenter 1
2009 The Biggest Loser Presenter Series 3 (40 episodes)
2010-14 Daybreak Presenter Entertainment Editor (2010—2011)
Acting Monday—Friday presenter (2011—12)
Friday presenter (2012—14)
2010-14 Lorraine Presenter Guest presenter (2010-2011), Friday presenter (2012—14)
2014— The National Lottery Draws Presenter Since 1 February
Good Morning Britain Presenter To be announced

Guest appearances[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Garraway was married to 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'.[15] The couple's first child, Darcey Mary Draper, a baby girl, was born in Hammersmith and Fulham, London,[16] 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.[17]


External links[edit]

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