Kate Garraway is GMTV Presenter

December 1, 2009

Kate Garraway of GMTV found herself back peddling this week after comments she made about Mariah Carey. Get the story here, along with photos and video.

Kate Garraway

Garraway interviewed Mimi the ‘diva’ on the GMTV show as part of the promotions for her upcoming album. It wasn’t what was said during the interview that caught the host’s attention, but the absurdly large entourage and princess treatment that came with it.

By now you’ve probably heard this about Mariah—she doesn’t travel lightly. While appearing in London recently, she requested 20 white kittens and 100 white doves but was shot down over health and safety concerns. Also, she requested 80 security guards to escort her in a Rolls Royce to the event.

I mean, where would you get 20 white kittens anyway?

Fast-forward a few weeks to the Kate Garraway interview. Mariah showed up with a massive entourage that included two men to gently ease her down onto the couch—rather than sitting down on her own. The Daily Mirror reports that she also had someone walk backwards in front of her to prevent her from falling down.

The befuddled host conducted the interview, and everything seemed business as usual. Following the interview, the host wrote these statements in her column for New!

“I’ve heard a lot of rumours about her being a diva over the years and guess what? It’s all true! While Mariah was very nice, the amount of people she had in her entourage was hilarious. They outnumbered the entire GMTV crew.”

Pretty tame, right? All she did was write what we’ve all been thinking. Well, her bosses at GMTV apparently disagreed and requested that she apologize, which I think is pretty lame. So she went the diplomatic route and issued a statement trying to smooth things over.

Here is a part of that statement:

“I am really sorry about the furore I caused last week after I wrote in this column about Mariah Carey’s appearance on GMTV. Especially because I am told it has upset the star herself, which is the last thing I intended. You will remember I said how nice Mariah was. Everyone at GMTV loved having her on and her performance, typically, blew us all away. But it was wrong for me to add some jokes and gossip about her being a diva.”

…blah blah blah. Next time stick to your guns Kate Garraway! (On a side note, Mariah is probably the greatest singer alive, and I respect that *wink*)

I’ve included some photos and video of the GMTV presenter below.

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Photos: www.wenn.com/Vince Maher/Daniel Deme

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