Kate Garraway has set the record straight after rumours that she called for the NHS to be privatised started circulating.
“Ok - before this gets a life of its own from whoever originally misheard… I didn’t, at any point say the NHS should be privatised or anything even like it?!! Ever,” she tweeted.
Several people had expressed their surprise after the story – which apparently stemmed from a discussion on GMB - started doing the rounds online, questioning Garraway supporting privatisation after her husband Derek Draper’s NHS treatment.
Ok - before this gets a life of its own from whoever originally misheard.. I didn’t , at any point say the nhs should be privatised or anything even like it ?!! Ever. 💕 https://t.co/VRxE0Hj21w
— Kate Garraway (@kategarraway) April 7, 2022
One person tweeted: “That cannot be right... after all the love care and attention her husband got from the #NHS surely not @kategarraway.”
Another said that they were “surprised by Garraway given the extensive care given to her family”.
“She’d be stuck with a massive bill under a privatised system," they added.
One viewer asked the TV star: “Please tell me you are not in favour of privatisation of the NHS.”
Garraway – who shares two children with Draper - also commented when another person tweeted: “@kategarraway did you really just support privatisation of the NHS? If you did I hope you paid for your husband’s Covid treatment yourselves.”
“Nope I didn’t xxx,” she replied.
Others told the star she had their support.
“Aww Kate, there will always be people who hear what they want to hear or make things up just to get a reaction,” one fan tweeted.
“These people aren’t even worth your time. You have 99.9% of the UK backing you, Derek and your family.”
“Rise above it,” urged another.
Yahoo has contacted representatives for Garraway for comment.
Watch: Kate Garraway shows Derek Draper around her wellbeing garden