Why we love Kate Garraway
We don’t tend to watch a lot of ITV’s ‘Blue Peter for adults’ morning drivel extravaganza Daybreak, but, if we did, it’d be to start the day with the lovely Kate Garraway.
They take real news – like political uprisings and riots and economic depression-type news – and turn it into something that’s far more palatable when you’re slurping down your Cocoa Pops. “Ooh, X terrible thing happened; let’s see what family pets in Colchester think about this…” It’s like Blue Peter for adults, if by ‘adults’ you mean ‘unemployed people’.
Kate’s fully capable of handling proper news, though, and was one of the team of presenters chosen to launch BBC’s 24-hour rolling news channel – the imaginatively-titled ‘BBC News 24’. She anchored big stories including the Good Friday Agreement, which was something to do with the early consumption of Easter Eggs, we think.
Kate presented the third series of the The Biggest Loser, a UK spinoff of the American flab-fighting show of the same name, before being replaced by television omnipresent Davina McCall for the fourth series.
Kate proved that she was popular but woeful at dancing when she appeared on the fifth series of glitzy toe-crushing monstrosity Strictly Come Dancing. She received the lowest score from the judges in every week but one, but was repeatedly saved by the public vote, until her elimination in week seven. Just goes to show: it’s nice to be good at dancing, but it’s more important to be nice.
When she’s not on telly, Kate likes to relax by scuba diving (too drowny), bodyboarding (too wet), playing the clarinet (too difficult and spitty) and going to the cinema (fine). She’s also a fan of Gillingham F.C.
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