GMB star Kate Garraway revealed she couldn’t wait to reunite with co-host Adil Ray for the first time in months.
The 53-year-old presenter appeared alongside Adil on the ITV show today (August 10).
Ahead of their reunion, Adil told followers he was in a “predicament” as he shared a throwback of himself and Kate on Instagram.
Addressing his 14.7k followers, the 46-year-old explained: “So. Insta. I need your help. I have a predicament. I’m working with @kategarraway on Monday, hosting GMB. No, that’s not the predicament!
“All I’m going to want to do is give her a big Bloomin’ hug because she’s so Bloomin’ lovely! How the heck do I do that???!
“Suggestions please. See you Monday to Wednesday 6-9am.”
Kate later reposted Adil’s sweet message with a thoughtful caption of her own.
Kate Garraway on Adil Ray
She said: “Well saved @adilray – think hugs are out but we can recreate a socially distanced version of this slightly demented selfie – will that do you!?!
“Looking forward to seeing you and everyone on @gmb tomorrow. All the news you need – and there’s a lot of it right now- and some smiles because we all need that too right now don’t we … 😘 .”
Fans were delighted to see the two back together, with one commenting: “Virtual hugs are good enjoy GMB looking forward to seeing you both.”
Another wrote: “You’re both great together, love to Kate, and her family x.”
Is Adil Ray liked on GMB?
However, some viewers were left divided as Kate and Adil took to screens this morning.
As the two joined forces on the ITV show, a number of people watching admitted they had to switch off as they’re not keen on Adil’s presenting style.
The presenter has taken over after Ben Shephard stepped back to focus on filming for his quiz show Tipping Point.
On Twitter, one said: “Adil Ray again?”
A second stated: “Talentless [bleep] Adil Ray on #GMB. My tv is off.”
Another raged: “FFS Adil bloody Ray? What sort of a hellish start to the week is this? I’ve already stopped watching on Thursdays and Fridays.”
You can’t please everyone – but far from everyone felt that way.
One viewer commented: “I don’t understand the hate for @adilray. I think he is great on GMB!”
Also on the show, Kate issued an update on her husband Derek Draper, telling her co-host he had a “worrying” time in hospital last week.
Adil asked the mum of two how Derek was doing following his battle with coronavirus.
Kate revealed she feels grateful her husband is still with her, but he continues to face “challenges”.
She also admitted she feels guilty when she comes on to GMB and laughs while Derek remains in a serious condition.
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