GMB's Kate Garraway plays down concerns as viewers say she should self-isolate

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From Digital Spy

Kate Garraway was forced to defend her "croaky" throat on today's (March 20) edition of Good Morning Britain.

With the coronavirus crisis very much at the forefront of everyone's minds right now, some viewers took it upon themselves to call her out on Twitter for her voice, and encouraged her to self-isolate until it clears up.

One tweet read: "Kate Garraway sounds as if she's coming down with something? Should she even be there ffs," while another fan added: "Kate Garraway sounds like she has a sore throat should she be self isolating?"

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Directly addressing these concerns live on air, Kate stated: "A couple of people have been in touch to say I sound croaky this morning. I'm not being irresponsible, I've just spent the last 48 hours pretty much continually talking!"

Her co-star Ben Shephard then tried lifting the mood with: "That's no different to usual though, is it?", to which she joked: "That's no pandemic! That is just the common case!"

Kate wrapped things up with one last message to worried viewers, adding: "So nothing to worry about there, but thank you very much for your concern.

"I'm completely safe to be operating out and about."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV.

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