Kate Garraway to return to Good Morning Britain just days after her husband's funeral

Kate Garraway will return to Good Morning Britain on Monday credit:Bang Showbiz
Kate Garraway will return to Good Morning Britain on Monday credit:Bang Showbiz

Kate Garraway is keen to "get back to work" following the death of Derek Draper.

The 56-year-old journalist lost her husband Derek in January when he died after a four-year battle with COVID at the age of 56 and even though the funeral took place just days ago, insiders have claimed that she will return to ITV's breakfast show 'Good Morning Britain' - which she regularly hosts alongside Ben Shephard - on Monday (05.02.24) for an interview from her home before resuming her presenting duties on Thursday.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: "Kate has had an incredibly rough past couple of months, and it has taken its toll mentally and physically. But she is a workhorse, and journalism, being on live TV, runs through her blood — it’s what she knows and loves.

“Kate is keen to keep busy and get stuck back into work.

“It’s the perfect time for her to be reunited with her GMB family.

“Everyone at GMB has been hugely supportive, and are desperate to support and welcome her back into the family."

The former GMTV presenter - who has Darcey, 17, and Billy, 14, with her late husband - has been off work since 8 December and is said to be keen to get back to some semblance of "normality" within her life, even though she has thought long and hard about coming back to work at all.

The source added: "They’re excited to have her back after so long away.

“After caring for Derek, and her family, for almost four years, Kate needs to get back to some sort of normality. And she wants to throw herself back into work, 3.45am starts and all.

“It also goes without saying that, in effect, being a full-time carer for Derek has also had a massive impact on her financial situation.

“Quite simply, she needs to work to provide for their kids, and bring stability back into their lives.

“It’s not a decision she’s taken lightly but she’s genuinely excited to get back into the studio.

“She knows she needs to bite the bullet, and now seems as good a time as any.”