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Kate Garraway is a British TV and radio presenter and journalist and the author of The Power of Hope. She got her start on TV in 1994, joining the South edition of ITV News Central as a production journalist, reporter and news presenter. Two years later, she became co-presenter of the South East edition of ITV News Meridian. She launched the BBC 24-hour News Channel in 1997, and in 1998 she joined Sunrise on Sky News. Kate joined GMTV in September 2000, co-presenting GMTV Today alongside Andrew Castle, Eamonn Holmes, Fiona Phillips and Ben Shephard. In 2010 ITV breakfast relaunched as Daybreak. Kate was entertainment editor and co-presenter alongside Christine Lampard and Adrian Chiles. In 2014, Good Morning Britain was launched with Kate joining as one of the main co-presenters alongside Piers Morgan, Ben Shepherd and Susanna Reid. The same year Kate joined Smooth Radio as part of the relaunch of the station. She presents the weekday mid-morning programme, with 2.3 million listeners tuning in to her show each week. Meanwhile, Kate appeared in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2007, lasting seven weeks and finishing in 8th place with professional partner Anton du Beke. She came fourth in 2019's I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here!
Kate Garraway shares the raw and emotional story of the devastating impact that Covid-19 has had on her family - and how they are finding strength in hope. In March 2020, Kate Garraway's husband, Derek Draper, contracted Covid-19 and was placed in a medically-induced coma. Initially, Kate was told that he would not survive. A year later he was still in hospital. Now at home but requiring round-the-clock care, he is thought to be the UK's longest-fighting Covid-19 patient. In this intimate book, Kate shares her deeply personal story. As well as recounting how the illness took hold of their lives, she writes about how she is coping with the uncertainty of their future, how she's supporting her children through this traumatic time, how she has found strength in community and how she strives to hold on to hope even at the darkest of times. Covid-19 has affected everyone across the country in so many ways and Kate hopes that by revealing her own personal experience, it will give comfort to others. By sharing the lessons she has learnt along the way, it will help us all begin to try to re-build our lives. Kate's exceptional courage, positivity and warmth shine through on every page, making The Power of Hope a truly inspiring read that will resonate with all of us whose lives continue to be touched by the virus.
The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller TV and radio presenter Kate Garraway has a lot on her mind. She's about to turn 50, which is fine (she thinks) but suddenly she seems to have MANY questions about EVERYTHING. Should she be getting plastic surgery? Will the menopause ruin her life? What's the secret to making love last? Can anyone really deal with the idea of death? And why, oh why, did nobody tell her how important big knickers would be?! In this revealing exploration of ageing, Kate tackles the biggest issues faced by women in their supposed 'prime', and searches for answers on their behalf. Drawing on her own experiences and those of others, consulting experts and challenging herself more than she's ever done so before, she tries to find the useful amongst the deluge of advice women are bombarded with as they age. Written with all the warmth and humour Kate is known for, The Joy of Big Knickers is her amusing journey into the next stage of her life and how she learned to embrace everything it has in store. But above all, it's a lesson on why women in their midlife should be loved and celebrated, especially by themselves...
TV presenter Kate Garraway has a lot on her mind. She's about to turn 50, which is fine (she thinks) but suddenly she seems to have MANY questions about EVERYTHING.Is she running out of time? Should she have had children earlier? How will she cope when they leave home? What on Earth is happening to her body? Should she be bungee jumping, skydiving... and all of those other bucket list type things? Is cosmetic surgery the norm now? What will happen to her sex life after the menopause? Is her pension big enough? Her parents cared for? The height of her career (gulp) over? And why, oh, why do her knickers keep getting bigger? In this revealing exploration of ageing, Kate tackles the biggest issues women in their supposed 'prime' face and searches for answers on their behalf, by drawing on her own experiences and those of others, consulting experts and challenging herself more than she's ever done so before. Written with all of the natural warmth and humour she's known for, it's a candid look at what it really means to be a modern older woman and why each and every one should be celebrated... big knickers and all!