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Kate Garraway bashful as Ben Shephard celebrates her award nomination on GMB: ‘I feel like such a fraud!’

Kate Garraway was thrown into the spotlight on Good Morning Britain when her co-host Ben Shephard hailed her latest award nomination, as she admitted she felt like a ‘fraud’.

On Friday’s edition of the ITV programme, Ben, 47, opened the show by revealing they had ‘breaking news’ to share.

‘I need everybody to be aware, we have some breaking news, and some good news at that, because two of the broadcasters on this show have been nominated for awards,’ he teased.

After going round the other presenters in the studio saying that it wasn’t them, including Charlotte Hawkins, Dr Amir Khan and Laura Tobin, he then turned to Kate, saying he was ‘absolutely thrilled’ by her new recognition by the Royal Television Society for the Television Journalism Awards 2022.

‘Absolutely thrilled to bits that the RTS, which is the Royal Television Society, have nominated – and you’ll be surprised and delighted like we all were – for network presenter of the year, the one and only Miss Kate Garraway!’ he announced.

Kate and her colleagues burst into laughter in response to Ben’s joke, because of course no one was surprised that she had received a nod, as celebratory music began playing in the studio.

Congratulations are in order for Kate’s latest recognition! (Picture: ITV)
Kate looked down humbly as Ben shone the spotlight on her in the studio (Picture: ITV)

‘I feel like such a fraud!’ she admitted, despite the acclaim she received for her documentary Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, which documented her husband Derek Draper’s battle with Covid-19.

The 54-year-old joked that she had been nominated for simply ‘turning up and not getting fired so far for 20 years’, before adding that she was ‘absolutely thrilled’ by the ‘huge honour’.

‘Absolutely deserved as well, we’re teasing Kate. Really, really thrilled,’ Ben added.

He acknowledged that they were celebrating ‘a little bit early’, as of course the award ceremony is yet to take place, with Kate nominated alongside ‘some great people in the category’.

Going up against Kate will be Krishnan Guru-Murthy for his role presenting Channel 4 News and Kirsty Wark on BBC Newsnight.

GMB correspondent Noel Phillips has also received a nomination from the RTS (Picture: ITV)

Meanwhile, GMB North America Correspondent Noel Phillips has also received a nomination at the Television Journalism Awards for Young Talent of the Year, with BBC News’ Marianna Spring and Sky News’ Mickey Carroll also up for the prize.

Kate dubbed Noel a ‘massive asset to the show’ as they praised his well-deserved nod.

Last year, Kate won the accolade for Authored Documentary at the National Television Awards for Finding Derek.

The broadcaster teared up as she accepted the award, referencing her children and husband in an emotional speech as she said: ‘To all the Darceys and Billys and Dereks and his family, whatever you’re going through, you’re not forgotten.’

The RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022 are due to take place on February 23.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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