'Blooming' Kate Garraway starts maternity leave

Thursday July 16, 2009

Expectant GMTV presenter Kate Garraway was laden down with flowers this week as she, and her baby bump, left the show's London studios to begin her maternity leave.

The 42-year-old TV host was also treated to cake on her last day at work with co-host Ben Shepherd.

She is due to welcome her second child with husband Derek Draper at the end of this month. The new arrival will be a new brother or sister for the couple's three-year-old daughter Darcy.

"The props boys are so relieved. They've had boiling water on standby," she joked during her final broadcast.

"Everyone's been so kind. I've had messages and good luck cards. Thank you all for your good wishes and for your knitting - it's been brilliant."

Photo: ę PA

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