Meet Kate Garraway – the Good Morning Britain host doing I’m A Celebrity 2019

Garraway returns to reality TV over a decade after she participated in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing

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Broadcaster Kate Garraway has been teasing her place in the  I’m A Celebrity 2019 line-up as far back as March, so despite her claim that she is “terrified of absolutely everything” it seems likely she’s up for the challenge.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Good Morning Britain presenter…

I’m A Celebrity 2019 line-up: Kate Garraway

Kate Garraway

Age: 52

Famous for: A long and fruitful career presenting a range of shows across both TV and radio including Good Morning Britain

Twitter: @kategarraway

Instagram: @kategarraway

Phobias: Spiders, heights being in a box covered with snakes – she is “terrified of absolutely everything”

Who is Kate Garraway? 

Garraway has been a familiar face on telly since the mid ’90s – and has fronted a long list of the nation’s most loved daytime TV shows.

She enjoyed a 10-year stint as a presenter on GMTV from 2000 to 2010, and has continued at ITV ever since – featuring on both Daybreak and Good Morning Britain, the latter of which she presents on Fridays alongside Ben Shephard.

She has also been involved with Too Many Cooks, reality show The Biggest Loser and The National Lottery Draws, and has presented a mid-morning show on Smooth Radio since 2014.

Her adventure in the jungle won’t be the first time that Garraway has been under the reality TV spotlight either – she was a contestant in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing back in 2007.

She had the audience to thank for getting her to eighth place after she finished bottom on the judges’ scoreboard every week but one. She’ll be hoping for similar support from viewers this time around…

What has Kate Garraway said about doing I’m A Celebrity 2019? 

Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway

At 52, Garraway is one of the older contestants in the series – and she hopes that her appearance in the jungle will help fly the flag for older women.

Although she admits to being addicted to news, Garraway feels that a short spell away from reading headlines might come at just the right time.

“I am a news junkie and I can’t remember a time when I haven’t read a paper or even when I am abroad, watched the news on a TV or your phone. But maybe one of the joys of doing I’m a Celebrity will be not talking about Brexit!

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“Maybe that could be this year’s thing and nobody is allowed to talk about Brexit because I have been talking about Brexit since the year before the referendum!”