Kate Garraway describes 'smoke and bits of rubber flying everywhere' after terrifying motorway tyre blowout

Kate Garraway has spoken about the "utterly terrifying" moment her car tyre blew on the motorway as she took her kids on their first road trip since husband Derek Draper was hospitalised with coronavirus. The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter had revealed the near miss on social media after managing to control her car during a tyre blowout. The GMB co-host joined Ben Shepherd in the studio this morning (July 27) after having a few months off as her husband battled to save his life, the Mirror reports.

Speaking this morning about the incident, Kate said he back tyre exploded and she admitted she felt "panicked" immediately. Speaking on the ITV breakfast show, Kate said the tyre "suddenly exploded and couldn't control the car." Kate said: "I have never had it before and it's the sort of thing you dread.

"It was the first time that I had been out with the kids in the car, leaving London, going to meet some friends in Kent, in a socially distanced way. "On the way back, it suddenly exploded." Kate went on to describe what happened: "I had that moment when you suddenly think, 'I can't control the car'.

"All weird steering, smoke and bits of rubber flying everywhere and I managed to pull over." "It happened to be on a section of motorway where there wasn't a hard shoulder and there was a feeder road going off and I was nervous of people coming up on the inside and pulled over and the drama unfolded.

Kate Garraway detailed the terrifying event on GMB Kate Garraway describes 'smoke and bits of rubber flying everywhere' after terrifying motorway tyre blowout
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"That's when you feel a bit panicky because you are in live traffic." Kate said she was on her way home to check in with Derek.

She continued: "We were rushing back to London to check on Derek and my mum and dad were coming for their first visit. "You know that people say God and the universe doesn't send you what you can't deal with. I would just like to put the message out, I am at my limit."

On Sunday night, Kate admitted to feeling shaken up but assured fans she and the kids were fine. She wrote on Instagram : "Thanks to our amazing saviours Liz & Mark from @kentpoliceuk who rescued me after a full tyre blow out on the motorway!!! "Never had one before - utterly terrifying.

Managed to keep control of car but couldn't get off motorway as no hard shoulder & when the AA said they couldn't come for an hour, then rang after half an hour to say might still be an hour had no choice but to call the police."

Kate continued: "They were so brilliant and got us to safety and we are now on way home in taxi, shaken but safe, tow truck on way to car."

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