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13/07/2020 08:45 BST | Updated 13/07/2020 08:49 BST

Kate Garraway Makes Her Return To Presenting Good Morning Britain After Three-Month Absence

The daytime star took time out from GMB after her husband Derek Draper became seriously ill with Covid-19.

Kate Garraway returned to present Good Morning Britain on Monday morning, after a three-month hiatus.

The daytime star took some time out from GMB earlier this year, as her husband Derek Draper was in critical condition after contracting coronavirus.

Last week, Kate gave an interview to the ITV show in which she revealed Derek was still “desperately” unwell, describing him as being in a “minimal state of consciousness”.

Having announced during the same interview that she intended to return to host Good Morning Britain, Kate began hosting her first show on Monday, but admitted that her morning got off to a shaky start.

I’ve got a big smile on my face, it’s lovely to see you,” said co-host Ben Shephard. “Nothing has gone wrong yet, Kate.”

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Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway on Good Morning Britain

However, Kate responded: “Well, you say that, but quite a lot has gone wrong already. The car picking me didn’t show up.

“A poor, really senior person called Daniel came in really early to make sure my computer worked, because I’m legendary for being useless with computers. Having been away for three months the chances are nobody could even find it, let alone anything else.

“And just as I arrived it went into a two-hour update, so his two hours getting in early were utterly wasted. And apparently we haven’t got anyone on autocue today either?”

Ben then clarified that the person who is usually in charge of the show’s autocue had “overslept”, joking: “Maybe they had the same driver as you… so who knows what we’re going to be saying.”

Kate also insisted she didn’t want anyone in the studio to be “too nice” to her, commenting: “That’s really nice, but don’t be too nice to me because I get emotional. Just go back to being rude.”

Last week, Kate appeared in the GMB studio for the first time since March, where she gave viewers an update about Derek’s health.

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Kate speaks to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid

She said: “As soon as I walked in I thought, ‘Oh god, this is no good, I’m gonna cry now, hold it together’.

“It’s so lovely to see your faces, it’s lovely to be back, it’s like coming out of a little bubble of sadness. It’s just so strange to still be in the situation.” 

Kate and Ben are now covering for usual presenters Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan, who are now on their annual summer break.

Good Morning Britain airs every weekday from 6am on ITV.