Kate Garraway enjoys her first evening out since before the pandemic


Kate Garraway enjoyed her first evening out since before the pandemic at the  opening night of Wonderville at the Palace Theatre in London on Monday. 

The 54-year-old presenter looked radiant in a blue and white maxi dress and said her and her family were ‘really excited’ to be attending.

She added however that it was ‘very strange’ leaving her husband Derek Draper at home as he continues to recover from coronavirus that hospitalised him for much of last year. 

Stunning: Kate Garraway enjoyed her first evening out since before the pandemic at the opening night of Wonderville at the Palace Theatre in London on Monday

She said at the event: ‘It’s our first time out since February 2020 so we are really excited, and this is a date that has sprung up because it was going to happen a few weeks ago and then it didn’t happen and then we just thought, ‘Let’s go for it’ – so very exciting.’ 

Speaking about Derek she added: ‘It was very strange leaving him tonight to come out because he is a big fan of magic, but it is not possible at the moment so we just said next time and see him when we get back.’    

Kate looked radiant in the flowing ensemble which was cinched at the waist with a belt.

Pose: The 54-year-old presenter looked radiant in a blue and white maxi dress and said she and her family were 'really excited' to be attending

Pose: The 54-year-old presenter looked radiant in a blue and white maxi dress and said she and her family were ‘really excited’ to be attending

Shocking:  Derek is Britain’s longest surviving Covid hospital patient after he was first admitted with breathing difficulties on March 30 last year

Shocking:  Derek is Britain’s longest surviving Covid hospital patient after he was first admitted with breathing difficulties on March 30 last year

She completed the look with bright yellow boots and accessorised with a few beaded bracelets. 

The star posed for a few pictures before heading into the star studded venue to celebrate the launch of the show.

Love Island’s Amy Hart, 26, also made an appearance and she looked incredible in a pink floral playsuit. 

She styled her outfit with a pair of gold chunky heels and carried her belongings in a green chain strap bag.  

Style: She added however that it was 'very strange' leaving her husband Derek Draper as he continues to recover from coronavirus that hospitalised him for much of last year

Style: She added however that it was ‘very strange’ leaving her husband Derek Draper as he continues to recover from coronavirus that hospitalised him for much of last year

Radio host Debbie McGee, 62, was also in attendance and wore a salmon coloured tiered top.

She paired her ensemble with colourful flared trousers and a pale pink scarf.   

Wonderville is a West End magic show which brings some of the greatest illusionists live on stage in a breath-taking display of magic and illusion.

Five acts will appear at each performance and showcase their incredible talents.

Leggy: Love Island's Amy Hart, 26, also made an appearance and she looked incredible in a pink floral playsuit

Leggy: Love Island’s Amy Hart, 26, also made an appearance and she looked incredible in a pink floral playsuit

Gorgeous: She styled her outfit with a pair of gold chunky heels and carried her belongings in a green chain strap bag

Gorgeous: She styled her outfit with a pair of gold chunky heels and carried her belongings in a green chain strap bag

Acts announced so far are, the multi-award-winning Mind Reader and TV star Chris Cox and star of Britain’s Got Talent’s Josephine Lee, the most talked about woman in magic. 

It comes after Kate was left in fits of giggles on Friday when she was shown a GMB throwback clip from 2017 in which she was taught how to do the breaststroke while laying on a bench, much to the amusement of Richard Madeley and Ranvir Singh.

The presenter kicked her legs around while looking incredibly focused as she was taught how to swim properly by Olympian Adam Peaty.

Wearing a form-fitting floral print pencil dress, Kate lay on her front next to Adam and could be seen moving her arms and kicking her legs around akimbo.

Beautiful: Radio host Debbie McGee, 62, was also in attendance and wore a salmon coloured tiered top

Beautiful: Radio host Debbie McGee, 62, was also in attendance and wore a salmon coloured tiered top

Colourful: Debbie, who was joined by pals, styled her look with a bright skirt and pink scarf

Colourful: Debbie, who was joined by pals, styled her look with a bright skirt and pink scarf

As Richard and Ranvir could be heard giggling away, Kate insisted: ‘I was concentrating! It was a revelation to me.’

 Pronouncing the word her own unique way, she added: ‘Andy told me I’d been doing the ‘breast strock’ wrong all along. How I’m doing in there is how you do it.

‘I also have an odd centre of gravity that makes it hard,’ added Kate.

Shortly before being reminded of her hilarious attempt at swimming, Kate revealed that part of her London home was flooded following torrential rain amid her husband Derek Draper’s recovery from coronavirus.

Looking good: Marina Sirtis gave the camera a wave as she posed up a storm on the red carpet

Looking good: Marina Sirtis gave the camera a wave as she posed up a storm on the red carpet

Dapper: Paul Hazel (left) opted for checked trousers and a black shirt for the big night out

Dapper: Paul Hazel (left) opted for checked trousers and a black shirt for the big night out

Sweet: EastEnders star Neil McDermott bought his two children along for the fun-filled show

Sweet: EastEnders star Neil McDermott bought his two children along for the fun-filled show

The TV host said the disruption had been a ‘total nightmare and nuisance’ as the lower areas of the home were left underwater.

Discussing the bad news on GMB, she explained to weather man Alex Beresford: ‘My weather week has been…I have lived the weather of the week, Alex. 

‘Severe flooding in the storms on Monday night so woke up on Tuesday morning to find…we live on a hill – so you come in the door at one level and you go down the steps to the back garden – everything underneath completely flooded.’ 

Fashion: Ray Shell tied his trench coat in the middle and rocked smart suit trousers and shoes

Fashion: Ray Shell tied his trench coat in the middle and rocked smart suit trousers and shoes

Hilarious: On Friday, Kate was shown performing the 'breast strock' (breaststroke) on a bench in an hilarious GMB throwback clip

Hilarious: On Friday, Kate was shown performing the ‘breast strock’ (breaststroke) on a bench in an hilarious GMB throwback clip

‘Completely flooded. Total nuisance. It”s been a total nightmare.’

The mother-of-two revealed that she had been helped by her close family members throughout the crisis, including husband Derek’s father.

The flooding is the latest blow for Kate as her husband Derek continues to recover at home from his lengthy battle with Covid-19 which previously proved near-fatal after he first fell sick last year.

Derek was released from the hospital in March this year after being first diagnosed in March 2020.

Learning from the best: In the 2017 segment, the presenter looked incredibly focused while being taught how to swim properly by Olympian Adam Peaty

Learning from the best: In the 2017 segment, the presenter looked incredibly focused while being taught how to swim properly by Olympian Adam Peaty

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