SUSANNA Reid will return to GMB weeks early so that Kate Garraway can go on her first holiday without her husband Derek Draper.
Emotional Kate today revealed her co-host is stepping in for one day only – despite being on her summer break.
The 54-year-old was meant to be presenting alongside Richard Bacon tomorrow, but he’ll now be joined by Susanna who has been supporting Kate through Derek’s Covid battle.
“Derek’s family are descending to take care of Derek while I take the kids away,” explained Kate on today’s show.
“I want to say a massive thank you to Susanna, she has been very kind.
“I had a very tight window where I could get everybody to come and look after Derek.
“Obviously he’ll have nurses as well, but I also needed friends to help us becasue I think the three of us are quite emotional about going away without him.
“We wondered whether that would be too strange to do.
“It feels like a bit of a moment. In fact my son Billy is concerned. It feels strange to do it, but we need to do it so we can have a few days and come back refreshed.
“We had a very tight window and nobody from GMB was available so Susanna is coming off her holiday to come back for one day only to present the show tomorrow to allow me to go on holiday.”
It’s the first time Kate has been away with her children Darcey and Billy without their dad Derek.
He is receiving round-the-clock care at home since leaving hospital after a year.
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