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Kate Garraway sorry over Storm Eunice and Ukraine breaking news mix-up


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Kate Garraway issued a quick apology on Good Morning Britain when she introduced a breaking news story on Ukraine, only to reveal that it was actually regarding Storm Eunice.

During Friday’s edition of the ITV programme, Kate informed viewers while sitting alongside her co-host Ben Shephard that they had some breaking news to share.

The presenter explained that it was ‘something on the situation surrounding Ukraine’ amid the fears of an attack from Russia, saying that it looked as though ‘there is going to be a Cobra meeting’.

However, as she began to speak about the ‘tensions’ that are brewing, she realised that a mix-up had been made with the breaking news alert.

Kate, 54, explained that she had been ‘misinformed’ on the situation, as Ben laughed over the blunder.

‘Double breaking. The breaking news is breaking and it may break me. Actually the Cobra meeting is connected to Storm Eunice,’ she then clarified.

Kate swiftly corrected the mistake (Picture: ITV)

Delving further into the handling of Storm Eunice, she informed viewers that while it is known that the ‘Army is already on stand-by’, in a new update, ‘the Cobra are gathering to look at this and tackle this, so another escalation of how seriously the government and all the authorities around the country are taking it’.

Yesterday, the Cobra meeting was announced, with ministers meeting after the Met Office issued a rare red warning for Storm Eunice.

Rare ‘danger to life’ red weather warnings have been issued in London, the south-east and east of England, and south Wales with people in these areas urged to stay home.

There are fears that the storm could be one of the country’s worst in 30 years, with widespread travel disruption expected on roads and railways.

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On Friday’s GMB, Kate expressed her concern over care workers who have to travel to look after vulnerable patients, saying that she is in a similar situation with her husband, Derek Draper, who she has been caring for since his return home from hospital.

‘People that are vital to keeping him safe don’t necessarily live next door, a lot of them make a lot of journeys. I’m really thinking crikey with a red warning in London, what is going to be the situation there?’ she said.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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