Kate Garraway says goodbye to GMB colleague: ‘They’ll be missed!’

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has paid tribute to a departing colleague on the show after they announced their departure.

Kate, 55, has long been the face of ITV's morning news shows, but today was all about her colleague Liz Little, who worked behind the scenes as a producer and news editor.

Liz tweeted about her departure from the show as she thanked her colleagues, who she described as her "best friends".

Liz wrote: "Today I wrapped up my last @gmb shift surrounded by the very best – the most talented, creative & caring crew in telly. I’ve been beyond lucky to work with colleagues I consider best friends & am forever in awe of them.

"But for now it’s time for a new adventure at @itn / @ITVX."

Kate retweeted it, as she herself wrote: "Good luck ! You’ll be missed x."

Viewers of GMB are used to seeing Kate fronting the show alongside the likes of Ben Shephard, Susanna Reid and Adil Ray.

Kate was nominated for a National Television Award, which she won, for her documentary about her husband, Derek Draper, who has been battling the effects of longterm covid for two years now.

Kate has been very open about her husband's struggles and how she and their two children have been coming to terms with it.

Speaking about it, Kate said: "It's bittersweet, because you wouldn't really want to be in a position to be making that documentary because it wouldn't be a situation that you would choose.

"However, there were many nights when we feared Derek will be taken from us completely. So the fact that he fights on so incredibly, and we have the chance to care for him, is a fantastic thing.

"And to have the opportunity to celebrate the amazing work carers do, the professional carers, the millions of unpaid carers all across the country that are looking after loved ones, I think is a fantastic thing."

Kate took her 16 year old daughter Darcey with her to the National Television Awards, and she paid tribute to her in her speech as she accepted her award.

Kate said: “Well, I really didn’t expect this. So the mercy of that is this is going to be brief, because I have very little prepared. I want to thank all of you.”

She continued: “I brought my daughter here Darcey, we managed to speak to Derek – he is back in hospital at the moment fighting on so incredibly and we’re hoping he’s coming home again.

“I want to thank Derek for his incredible fighting spirit.

“I want to thank ITV for being so brave to put something which actually is touched in all the incredible documentaries about care. We have a care crisis in our country. But we don’t have a crisis of love.

“The professional carers are extraordinary; the millions who care for people they love are extraordinary. And I think that’s probably why you voted for this because you know it’s all of you we all feel alone.

“We all need some care and love. So thank you so much. It means the world to all those people.”


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