Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has revealed that she's received criticism from viewers over laughing and smiling on the show amid her husband's health battle.
Kate's husband Derek has been fighting a tough battle with coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past few months, with the presenter giving fans regular updates on his condition.
While she returned to work recently, Kate admitted on today's (August 19) GMB that people have questioned why she appears joyful on the show despite Derek's condition as she was about to interview a paramedic who posed for a glamorous selfie amid the pandemic.
"We've talked about this, with me doing this show, that if we're having a laugh and joke – because that's our job in the morning to cheer everybody up – people then say well does that mean you're not worried about Derek or you're not feeling sad about it?" Kate said.
In reference to their guest, she continued: "I think maybe it's that she's professional and doing her job, and then they see her do that and think why are you posting and posing when she should be saving lives, not really understanding that actually we're all human and the most important thing is we have to laugh and smile."
"Even if you were to think that, that does not warrant abuse," co-presenter Adil Ray noted.
Kate added: "Nothing warrants abuse."
Last week, Kate gave viewers a new update on Derek, explaining that he is thankfully "very much still with us".
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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