Good Morning Britain was almost forced off air this morning after the show suffered a massive electric failure in the ITV studios.
Presenter Kate Garraway explained on Tuesday morning that GMB got off to a tricky start and revealed the team made it on air by the skin of their teeth.
Speaking to viewers just after 6am, Ben Shephard ‘s co-star Kate said: “We are here by the skin of our teeth.
“We had a massive power cut at Good Morning Britain and it’s been all sorts of drama.
“They couldn’t print off any stories, give us any briefs and they had no lights because the air conditioner went off and the server shut down.
“The producer is in my ear laughing at me for being so technical.”
Host Ben added it was “touch and go” as to whether the episode would go ahead.
The 45-year-old presenter added: “Just a big shout out to the team that got us on. To Daniel and your team, because it really was touch and go.”
Kate, 53, laughed as she said: “We hope it lasts until 9pm, there is a bit of gaffer tape over everything … Chaos at Good Morning Britain this morning.
“Glad to have the lights back on!”
The producers couldn’t resist playing a trick on the presenting duos by switching off the studio lights just as Kate told fans about their nightmare morning.
Kate said on Monday’s edition of Good Morning Britain that she was at the “absolute limit” after suffering a terrifying blowout on the motorway at the weekend.
The former I’m A Celebrity contestant was left shaken by the ordeal as she rushed to visit husband Derek Draper, who remains in intensive care following his coronavirus battle.
Kate was forced to call the police when she was left stranded on the motorway with no hard shoulder for over an hour.
Speaking about the incident live on GMB yesterday, mother of two Kate said: “There’s a phrase, that God and the universe don’t send you anything you can’t deal with.
“I’m at my limit. I’m at my absolute limit so if the universe could give me a minute …
“We were rushing back because we were conscious of getting back to London to check on Derek and my parents were coming for a visit.”
She added: “I had that moment when you suddenly think, ‘I can’t control the car.
“All weird steering, smoke and bits of rubber flying everywhere.
“I don’t know if it was smoke but it looked like smoke, it could have been burning rubber.
“So I called the AA and the drama unfolded, that’s when you feel a bit panicky, because you’re in live traffic.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am