Kate Garraway has opened up on the moment her tyre exploded on a motorway with her two children in the the car.
The 53 year old was travelling back from a weekend with her daughter Darcey, 14, and son Bill, 10, when the incident took place.
Taking to her ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain, which she is co-hosting with Ben Shephard during the summer, she filled viewers in on the scary moment.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Kate’s accident came during her first trip out of London since her husband, Derek Draper, was hospitalised due to coronavirus in March.
Discussing the moment, she told Ben: “It was that moment when you suddenly think, ‘I can’t control the car’.”
She continued: “I managed to pull over, but the section of the motorway I was on, there was no hard shoulder and they [my children] couldn’t get out of the car.”
Posting about the moment to her 918,000 Instagram followers on Sunday afternoon, she wrote: “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.
“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.
“It’s first time have taken kids out without Derek too, but we are safe and will update you fully on @gmb with @benshephardofficial tomorrow from 6 a.m.”
Fans were quick to send well wishes to Kate and her family, with one writing: “Oh Kate! I’m glad you’re safe but what a horrible experience. Sending you big hugs.”
A second added: “Oh my goodness, how terrifying!!! So glad you’re all safe. What a shocking experience for you all. It’s time the good luck fairy came your way…sending thoughts .”
While a third wrote: “Oh m’days!! Wouldn’t know what to do, bit of luck you’re all in one piece to tell the tale & great the police could help you out. You’ll need a stiff gin when you get in!!”
As a fourth chimed: “Oh god, glad you are ok, Kate. You could’ve done without that. At least you are safe.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.