Kate Garraway’s return to Good Morning Britain confirmed days after husband’s funeral | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Kate Garraway will likely be again on TV screens presenting GMB on Monday – three days after her husband Derek Draper’s funeral.

The much-loved GMB presenter is ready to offer a dwell interview to the present from her home and can be a part of her co-host Ben Shepard in the direction of the tip of the week, as reported by The Sun.

Her beloved Derek Draper handed away on 3 January after an agonising four-year battle with Covid on the age of 56. She has reportedly advised associates she hopes to maintain busy with work as she grieves.

A supply advised The Sun: “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.”

Mourners gathered in a heartwarming celebration of life yesterday on the similar church Draper and Garraway married 18 years in the past, the Church of St Mary The Virgin in Primrose Hill, north-west London.

GMB’s Kate Garraway with Derek Draper

Former prime minister Sir Tony Blair, musician Sir Elton John and Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer have been among the many high-profile figures attending the funeral.

Garraway, 56, was sporting an extended black coat and pearl necklace and carrying a candle, and was joined by their youngsters, Darcey and Billy.

Former political lobbyist-turned-psychologist Draper married the Good Morning Britain (GMB) presenter on the similar church in September 2005.

Myleene Klass leaves following the funeral service of Derek Draper at St Mary the Virgin church in Primrose


Their daughter, Darcey, acted as a pall bearer when the coffin, coated with purple and white flowers, made its approach out of the church.

Draper fell critically ailing through the early a part of the pandemic in March 2020 and spent 13 months in hospital earlier than he was discharged.

He died on January 3 aged 56 after struggling long-lasting signs from coronavirus.

A key determine within the early years of New Labour within the Nineties, Draper was a former researcher for Lord Peter Mandelson.

Former Labour MPs resembling Lord Mandelson and Ed Balls – who additionally now works as a GMB presenter – paid their respects and Sir Tony gave a speech through the eulogies.

Mourners additionally included shadow local weather change secretary Ed Miliband, Sir Tony’s spouse Cherie Blair and former Number 10 director of communications Alastair Campbell.

Draper arrange the Progress organisation with Liam Byrne, who went on to turn out to be a Labour MP, and was additionally an creator.

Elton John departs after the funeral mass of Derek Draper at St Mary the Virgin Church, on February 2, 2024 in London, Englan

(Getty Images)

He wrote the e book Blair’s Hundred Days which chronicled a few of Sir Tony’s first 12 months as prime minister, together with Life Support: A Survival Guide For The Modern Soul.

Sir Elton, who attended the funeral along with his husband David Furnish and had provided consolation to Garraway and Draper by his sickness, held the order of service in his palms as he exited the church.

He additionally sang his ballad Skyline Pigeon – which incorporates the lyrics “fly away, skyline pigeon fly, towards the dreams, you’ve left so very far behind” – in tribute to Draper.

The hymns sung embrace Lord Of The Dance by Sydney Carter and psalm 23 The Lord’s My Shepherd. A choir additionally carried out songs on this order: Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, Alleluia!, Sanctus And Benedictus, Agnus Dei, God Be In My Head by Sir Henry Walford Davies and canticle Nunc Dimittis.

GMB stars Charlotte Hawkins, Ben Shephard, Richard Madeley, Alex Beresford, Rob Rinder, Susanna Reid, Sean Fletcher and Richard Arnold additionally attended the funeral.

Singer and TV presenter Myleene Klass, who has beforehand stepped in to host Garraway‘s radio show, and actress Tina Hobley, who has been on Holby City and presented on Smooth Radio, were also among at the service.

Sir Elton had previously invited Draper and Garraway to be guests of honour at his Farewell Yellow Brick Road concert at London’s O2 Arena final 12 months.

Garraway advised her Smooth Radio listeners in April 2023 that Sir Elton had been “so supportive” of her household since her husband fell ailing.

TV presenter Fiona Phillips and This Morning editor Martin Frizell, who each labored on the previous ITV morning programme GMTV, and former GMB star Piers Morgan, have been additionally in attendance on Friday.

The Independent has approached ITV for remark.