Friday 27 April 2018

GMB's Kate Garraway got an adorable 50th birthday surprise live on air

By Francesca Gosling

The presenter was treated to a visit from her children and a LOT of cake on her special day.

Good Morning Britain’s cast and crew surprised Kate Garraway on her 50th birthday by bringing her children and her parents on to the set.

The presenter was left open-mouthed on live television when her colleagues unveiled the special visitors on Thursday morning.

At first she assumed the heart-warming video message from her children Darcey and William had been pre-recorded, but they joined her on the sofa seconds later, followed by her mum and dad carrying an enormous cake.

Kate was torn between joy and a flicker of concern as she cried: “Oh my goodness… you should be in school.”

The emotional moment marked one of a series of surprises set up by the ITV crew, who also aired a video montage of some of the presenter’s funniest moments on the show.

Co-presenter Susanna Reid presented her with a casserole pot packed with doughnuts and a voucher for a personal training session, while ITV weather presenter Clare Nasir mocked up a weather update reading: “Happy Birthday Kate – Beautiful, Clever, Funny.”

The show’s special guest of the morning, actor Woody Harrelson, also congratulated the presenter, praising her as “young and beautiful”.

But he wasn’t the only celebrity to wish her a happy birthday…

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