|Born||Kathryn Mary Garraway
4 May 1967
Abingdon, Berkshire, England
|Occupation||Journalist, TV presenter|
|Notable credit(s)||GMTV (2000-10)
The Biggest Loser (2009)
|Spouse(s)||Ian Rumsey (m. 1998–2002)
Derek Draper (m. 2005)
|Children||Darcey Draper (b. 2006)
Vinny Draper (b. 2009)
Kathryn Mary Garraway known as Kate Garraway (born 4 May 1967) is a British journalist and television presenter currently employed by ITV Breakfast.
Garraway began her broadcasting career with ITV News Central in 1994, but is best known for her 10-year role as a co-presenter on GMTV between 2000 and 2010, where the show was replaced by Daybreak, where she currently co-presents the show with Aled Jones on Friday mornings, as well as standing in for Lorraine Kelly on her Lorraine show every Friday and in school holidays.
In 2009, she presented the British version of The Biggest Loser for ITV. She was replaced in 2011 by Davina McCall. Kate was a contestant in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing, where she was partnered with professional dancer Anton du Beke.
Garraway's father was a civil servant and her mother a teacher. She attended Dunmore Primary School and Fitzharrys School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. She then graduated from Bath College of Higher Education (later known as Bath Spa University) 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 (now called BBC News Channel), when she presented such stories as the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. In 1998, Garraway joined Sunrise on Sky News alongside Martin Stanford.
She became entertainment editor of Daybreak on ITV Breakfast (the successor of GMTV) in September 2010. On 6 December 2011, she took over from Christine Bleakley as the main presenter on an interim basis. On 4 May 2012 it was announced Lorraine Kelly would become the permanent replacement for Bleakley in September 2012. On 3 August 2012 it was understood Garraway had signed a new contract to present in place of Kelly each Friday.
Strictly Come Dancing
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.
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.
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 On 6 October 2013, she stood in for Andrew Castle for a show on LBC Radio.
|2003, 04, 06, 09, 13||Loose Women||Stand-in anchor and panellist||2 (2003), 5 (2004), 4 (2006), 1 (2009), 1 (2013)|
|2004||Too Many Cooks||Presenter||All|
|2005||This Morning||Guest Presenter||1|
|2009||The Biggest Loser||Presenter||Series 3 (40 episodes)|
|2010—||Daybreak||Co-Presenter||Friday presenter (2012-present)
Monday-Friday presenter (2011-2012)
Guest presenter (2010-2011)
|Lorraine||Presenter||Friday presenter (2012-present)
Guest presenter (2010-2011)
- Have I Got News For You (12 December 2003) - Panellist
- The Wright Stuff (2003) - Panellist
- 8 Out of 10 Cats (5 August 2005) - Panellist
- The People's Quiz (2007) - Questioner
- Strictly Come Dancing (2007) - Participant
- The F Word (2008)
- Shooting Stars (2008)
- Wall of Fame (17, 24 June, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July, 5, 12, 19 August 2011)
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (2011) - Celebrity contestant
- All Star Family Fortunes (14 April 2012) - Celebrity contestant, won £2,555 for Richmond Fellowship
- Pointless Celebrities (24 November 2012) - Celebrity contestant
- Paddy's 2012 Show & Telly (22 December 2012) - Participant
- This Morning (11, 25 October, 15, 22, 29 November 2012) - News Reviewer
- Celebrity Juice (10 October 2013) - Panellist
- Tricked (17 October 2013) - Guest
- The Chase: Celebrity Special (28 December 2013) - Celebrity contestant
- The Cube (2014) - Celebrity contestant
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'. The couple's first child, Darcey Mary Draper, a baby girl, was born in Hammersmith and Fulham, London, 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.
- Daybreak Press Pack ITV.com, 31 August 2010
- The Biggest Loser ITV Press Centre, 9 April 2009
- Daily Mail Weekend Interview. 25 August 2012, p6
- Adrian Chiles, Christine Bleakley to leave 'Daybreak' on Monday? Daniel Sperling, Digital Spy, 2 December 2011
- New presenters announced for ITV's Daybreak ITV News, 4 May 2012
- Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones unveiled as new hosts of Daybreak Digital Spy, 4 May 2012
- Daybreak Kate's 'special offer' website dream turns sour Richard Kay, Daily Mail, 3 August 2012
- Strictly Come Dancing (series 5)
- Garraway to sue Sunday Mirror The Guardian, 12 February 2008
- BBC Radio 5Live - Weekend Breakfast - Episodes by date, August 2012 BBC 5Live, 18 August 2012
- PM attacked over lobbyists BBC News, 8 July 1998
- Marriages and Births England and Wales 1837–2006 Findmypast.co.uk
- "More woe for GMTV's Kate Garraway as parking officials crush her car". Daily Mail (London). 18 August 2007.
|The Biggest Loser UK Presenter