Kate Garraway's first 'Life Stories' guests revealed as she replaces pal Piers Morgan

Kate Garraway is taking over the show from Piers Morgan. (ITV)
Kate Garraway is taking over the show from Piers Morgan. (ITV)

Kate Garraway’s first Life Stories guests have been revealed.

The Good Morning Britain presenter is taking over the show from her friend Piers Morgan next month and ITV has confirmed that she will be chatting to singer Charlotte Church, Bake Off champ Nadiya Hussain and footballer John Barnes.

Each 60-minute instalment will see Garraway, 54, delving into the lives of the celebs.

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“I’ve always loved having the chance to talk to people, both on air and off,” the presenter said.

Charlotte Church performs her Late Night Pop Dungeon live at Bestival 2017 at Lulworth Castle - Wareham. Picture date: Saturday 9th September 2017. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Charlotte Church will be on Life Stories. (EMPICS Entertainment)

“Everyone has a story to tell and the wonderful thing about this show is that you have the airtime to delve into the areas of guests lives that the viewers might not know about already.

“It’s also a chance to understand more about the bits we do already know about, both good and bad, and hear it in their own words.”

Morgan had hosted the programme since 2009 and filmed 103 episodes over the years.

However, last year he announced that he was stepping down, saying that it had been a “helluva ride”, and it was confirmed that Garraway would take over.

Morgan interviewed his replacement for his last ever Life Stories show in December, where she opened up about her husband Derek Draper’s COVID battle.

Morgan then signed off by sharing a mocked-up picture showing him as both interviewer and interviewee on the show.

“The End,” he wrote.

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“But as Sinatra said: 'The best is yet to come, and won't that be fine?'"

“I only have one regret about Life Stories - that I never got to interview my dream guest… myself,” he joked.

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