Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard jokes he was ‘surprised’ by Kate Garraway in Christmas PJs

Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard says he is ‘surprised and delighted’ by Kate Garraway as she rocks Christmas pyjamas… amid husband Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle

They spoke candidly about her husband Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle on Friday’s Good Morning Britain

And Ben Shephard was clearly impressed by his c-host Kate Garraway, 53, after she turned up to work in her Christmas pyjamas.

The presenter, 45, took to Instagram to share a snap of his colleague showing off her festive ensemble, writing ‘Kate continues to surprise and delight as only she can’.

‘Kate continues to surprise and delight as only she can’: Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard shared a funny snap of his co-host Kate Garraway in her Christmas pyjamas on Friday

Kate appeared to be in good spirits as she posed with her arms in the air for the snap and showcased her cream jumper with the outline of Rudolf the reindeer on it. 

She continued the Christmas theme with a pair of comfortable trousers covered with a matching reindeer pattern before finishing up her ensemble with brown boots. 

Ben penned: ‘You know it’ll be a good morning when your co host turns up in this outfit! @kategarraway continues to surprise and delight as only she can. 

‘Thank you for all your lovely messages I know that she appreciates every single one #merrychristmas #christmasonsie #kategarraway’ 

Presenting duo: The pair work together on GMB and are also good pals, with Ben often sharing his support for Kate during her husband Derek Draper's coronavirus battle

Presenting duo: The pair work together on GMB and are also good pals, with Ben often sharing his support for Kate during her husband Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle

It comes after Kate admitted she feels ‘physically sick’ at the prospect of facing her first Christmas without her husband Derek Draper. 

The presenter told Ben that as she ‘is in total panic’ as she her children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11, are still unable to visit Derek, while he continues to recover from COVID-19 in intensive care.

It comes after Kate admitted earlier this month that Derek had ‘a tough week,’ as she shared over uncertainty over whether her husband could finally be discharged from hospital.

Kate and Ben were discussing the possibility of more COVID-19 restrictions over the festive period, meaning families wouldn’t be able to mix and celebrate Christmas together during Friday’s show. 

Starting the day off right: Ben said that it was going to be a good morning after he kicked off the day seeing Kate in her festive ensemble

Starting the day off right: Ben said that it was going to be a good morning after he kicked off the day seeing Kate in her festive ensemble

Constant battle: The presenter said she 'is in total panic' as she her children are still unable to visit Derek, while he continues to recover from COVID-19 in intensive care (pictured in 2019)

Constant battle: The presenter said she ‘is in total panic’ as she her children are still unable to visit Derek, while he continues to recover from COVID-19 in intensive care (pictured in 2019) 

She said that as Derek is still too ill to return home, and her children’s grandparents are unable to visit, she’ll be facing her first Christmas alone since her eldest daughter Darcey was born.

‘I feel physically sick actually and can feel my chest tightening at the thought of it,’ Kate said.

‘I’m in total panic about the idea of me, Darcey and Billy on our own this Christmas unable to visit Derek because of potential restrictions. 

‘That huge emotional hole, and I don’t know how to fill it, without grandparents and without friends helping to fill it.

‘It feels like such a significant moment as all festivals are. I do feel in a panic about it, but we’re in this situation because of the spread of a disease that at the moment doesn’t have a cure.’ 

Difficult: It comes after Kate admitted she feels 'physically sick' at the prospect of facing her first Christmas without husband Derek

Difficult: It comes after Kate admitted she feels ‘physically sick’ at the prospect of facing her first Christmas without husband Derek

Derek was originally admitted to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on March 30 and remains seriously ill.   

Kate told how generous fans have offered to give her their cars after she revealed their family Volvo – which she and Derek have had for the past 20 years – had been stolen from outside their home last week.  

Speaking of her appreciation to these kind-hearted strangers, Kate said: ‘They’ve been unbelievably nice, and it’s been a bit of a tough old week for Derek so I haven’t got back to anybody.

‘But it’s so lovely – some viewers are offering to lend me their cars! I am constantly blown away by how lovely you’ve all been through this.’  

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