Kate Garraway leaves Ben Shephard in hysterics with an ’embarrassing’ Good Morning Britain blunder: ‘I think I need a lie down!’
Kate Garraway leaves Ben Shephard hysterical with an ’embarrassing’ Good Morning Britain blunder: ‘I think I need to lie down!’
Kate Garraway left her Good Morning Britain co-presenter Ben Shephard in hysterics on Thursday, when he returned to the show after his summer break.
The presenter, 56, suffered the ’embarrassing’ blunder during an interview with Doctor Who star Jemma Redgrave after she was led to believe she was playing an octopus on her new show Octopolis.
The blunder left Ben struggling to hide his laughter as he joked that he should “lie down” despite this being his first day back on the show.
Jemma, who will reprise her role as Kate Stewart in Doctor Who next year, discussed her upcoming stage role.
Hostess Kate stated she would be playing an “octopus on stage,” claiming she was “very intrigued to see that.”
oops! Kate Garraway left her Good Morning Britain co-presenter Ben Shephard in hysterics on Thursday when he returned to the show after his summer break
Ben tried to hide his laughter, then explained that Kate was actually playing a scientist taking care of the creature, rather than the octopus itself.
Kate then admitted she was nervous about the concept since it came up at the GMB morning meeting, leading Ben to admit, “It’s only my first day back too.” How did anyone deal with it?’
Kate then joked, “They’re all in therapy!” while Ben added, “I have to lie down!”
After the interview, Kate confessed that she was “somewhat embarrassed about the octopus mistake.”
It comes after Kate shared an update on husband Derek Draper’s progress as she attended the National Television Awards on Tuesday.
Derek was diagnosed with coronavirus at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and was left in a life-threatening condition.
Doctors put him in an artificial coma and on a ventilator, and he was hospitalized for 13 months.
He has been seriously ill since 2020 and has been in and out of the hospital ever since, depending on the use of a wheelchair.
Coming soon: Jemma, who will reprise her role as Kate Stewart in Doctor Who next year, discussed her upcoming stage role in Octopolis
Funny: The gaffe made Ben struggle to hide his laughter as he joked that he should “lie down” despite this being his first day back on the show
She said, “He’s fine. I’m afraid no dramatic progress has been made, but we keep plowing on.
“Derek and the kids are all watching at home, but we’ve also committed to watching together. I’m just glad I didn’t fall.’
Last week, Kate revealed her husband’s ordeal at the airport, which saw him trapped between passport gates for an hour.
Kate and her Good Morning Britain co-host Richard Madeley, 67, spoke to Manchester bombing survivor Martin Hibbert on Wednesday about the degrading treatment of people with disabilities on Wednesday’s show, when Kate recalled a shocking moment about her own husband.
Kate talked about the shock moment when her Covid-stricken husband became trapped in the automatic ePassport gates after he couldn’t free himself, telling the show he was essentially “stuck in no man’s land.”