Kate Garraway has been left shaken after a tyre on her car blew out on motorway.
The GMB host, 53, took to Instagram on Sunday to thank police for coming to the rescue during her first family trip without husband Derek Draper, 52, and unveiled the alarming damage to the wheel, which had been left in tatters.
Sharing a photograph of herself standing with the police who’d rescued her – as well as her two children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11 – Kate explained to her followers what had occurred.
Terrifying! Kate Garraway, 53, has been left shaken after a tyre on her car blew out on motorway, during her first family trip without husband Derek Draper, 52, on Sunday
Kate wrote: ‘Thanks to our amazing saviours Liz & Mark from @kentpoliceuk who rescued me after a full tyre blow out on the motorway!!! Never had one before – utterly terrifying.
‘Managed to keep control of car but couldn’t get off motorway as no hard shoulder & when the AA said they couldn’t come for an hour, then rang after half an hour to say might still be an hour had no choice but to call the police.
‘They were so brilliant and got us to safety and we are now on way home in taxi, shaken but safe, tow truck on way to car.
‘It’s first time have taken kids out without Derek too, but we are safe and will update you fully on @gmb with @benshephardofficial tomorrow from 6 a.m.’
Disintegrated: Kate unveiled the alarming damage to the wheel, which had been left in tatters
Thankful: The GMB host took to Instagram on Sunday to thank police for coming to the rescue and branded the experience ‘utterly terrifying’
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The horrifying incident comes after Kate revealed nurses told her that her stricken husband Derek Draper looked ‘focused and engaged’ when they put Good Morning Britain on for him.
Speaking on the breakfast show on Tuesday morning, the presenter gave the promising update about the former Blair lobbyist who was admitted to hospital in March after being diagnosed with coronavirus, and remains seriously ill.
The TV host recently returned to GMB after taking time off while her husband was in intensive care and had told viewers that nurses had put the show on for him to try to stimulate a response.
Family outing: Kate revealed that her children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11, were with her during the incident, which took place on their first family outing without Derek (Pictured December 2019)
Tough times: Last week, Kate revealed nurses told her that her husband Derek looked ‘focused and engaged’ when they put GMB on for him as he recovers from COVID-19 in hospital
Speaking during the programme, Kate said: ‘He is stable and actually yesterday I spoke to the nurses and they said they had put Good Morning Britain on.
‘And they felt he looked, because his eyes are open, he looked focused… He looked focused and engaged on it.’
The presenter joked with co-host Ben Shephard: ‘They didn’t say whether it was me or you’, and admitted she found the news ‘very emotional’.
She said: ‘We don’t know whether it’s the movement of the light, or whether it’s the familiar voice. So, good morning, Derek, if you are watching.
‘We’re all sending you lots of love, everyone here is sending you lots of love. So there you go, your own personal Good Morning Britain.’
Kate said Derek, who she married in 2005 and with whom she share daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 10, had endured a ‘tough week’ following ‘big falls’ in his blood pressure and swelling in his legs.
Hours before the show hit screens, Kate teased the update as she admitted she’d had an ’emotional few days’ as she took to Instagram to re-share snaps of herself and co-host Ben larking about on set.
Prior to her latest week at work, Kate thanked friends Myleene Klass, 42, and Roman Kemp, 27, for helping organise her son Billy’s 11th birthday bash after admitting she ‘didn’t want to let him down.’
Kate also recently revealed she had ben able to see her longtime partner in person for the first time in four months.
Sad: Kate’s husband Derek remains hospitalised while recovering from COVID-19, almost four months after being admitted (pictured in 2019)