Smooth Radio’s mid-morning presenter Kate Garraway is returning to the schedule from 14th September after a few months off.
Kate took time off the 10am till 1pm show after her husband Derek was hospitalised with coronavirus, but she says the time is right to get back on the radio.
Myleene Klass has been covering the 10am till 1pm show and will now return to her weekend show each Saturday afternoon show from 4pm to 7pm.
Newspaper reports today say Derek remains in a minimally conscious state in hospital, and Kate has shared her family’s story over the last few weeks with OK magazine.
Kate said: “I’m delighted to be returning to my morning show on Smooth and to my Global family who have been a big support to me. Things are still hugely challenging and a long way from being normal, but I’d like to think that this will give Derek yet another opportunity to hear my voice as well as many of the songs we both love.
“My heartfelt thanks go to Myleene Klass who has been brilliantly caretaking the show for me and to all my regular listeners for their messages of support. I can’t imagine there’s a more relaxing job to return to and I’m really looking forward to getting back into the studio.”
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“Love Fear Hope “ Thank you so much to @youmagazine & the wonderful @joelvin for allowing me to share my family’s story over the last few weeks – I hope we can ALL get a lot more hope in our lives and look forward to seeing you all on @gmb this week and really looking forward to seeing my @smoothradio family too . @global
Sally Ardis, Managing Editor, Smooth Radio added: “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Kate back to her regular morning show on Smooth. She has been missed by the whole team here, as well as by listeners, who have been keeping in touch with her to show their support. Kate is an integral part of the Smooth family and whilst Myleene has done the most amazing job looking after Kate’s show, we have all had Kate, Derek and their family at the forefront of our minds during this terrible situation.”
Kate is also returning to her job at Good Morning Britain.