Daybreak's staff shake-up

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 July 2010
Kate Garraway

Kate Garraway stays at Daybreak

'GMTV's replacement show 'Daybreak' has announced a massive shake-up of presenters when it launches in September from a brand new studio

Kate Garraway is to stay at 'GMTV's replacement show 'Daybreak'.

The presenter - who has worked on the ITV1 morning programme since 2000 - has been named as the upcoming show's new entertainment editor, and will be responsible for all the big celebrity interviews and showbiz reports.

She said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to spread my wings in an exciting new role. Showbusiness is big business and 'Daybreak' will be the place for all the big interviews and stories."

ITV bosses have announced details of a massive shake-up of the new-formatted show - which will be fronted by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley when it launches in September from a brand new studio.

'GMTV' favourites Richard Arnold and Carla Romano haven't made the final shortlist of staff, but John Stapleton, Richard Gaisford and Dr. Hilary Jones however will remain on the ITV1 morning show.

The new-look programme will also include "lifestyle features", "credible journalism" as well as exclusive interviews from a state-of-the-art studio.

John will be special correspondent, delivering interviews and investigations, Richard Gaisford will return as chief correspondent and Dr. Hilary Jones will remain as health editor.

Grainne Seoighe is also joining the show as features editor from the Sky News team.

But showbiz specialist Carla will not be returning.

She said: "I can honestly say that the last 10 years at 'GMTV' have been like a rollercoaster... exciting, scary, hilarious and unpredictable.

"Here in Los Angeles I have interviewed and got to know some of the world's biggest stars, in fact I think I've managed to get through all of them! But Hollywood has become my home and, given my personal ties here, this is where I need to be at the moment.

"It is time to start a new chapter and to explore opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic."

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