Kate Garraway Tipped To Host ‘This is Your Life’ Reboot

Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock © This is Your Life Kate Garraway possible new host of iconic reboot. Image features Kate on Good Morning Britain. She's smiling wide and resting her chin on her hand. She's wearing a pale pink blouse with black floral decoration.

Following a 20-year hiatus, the popular TV show This is Your Life might be returning with the lovely Kate Garraway as its potential new host! 

For nearly two decades, this biographical series sat down with so many special guests, both celebs and non-celebs. With the help of the ‘big red book’, the presenter would take them on a trip down memory lane and look back on their life.

If Kate Garraway gets the This is Your Life presenting role, she would be the show’s first ever female presenter. This would also be the Kate’s first new major project since the death of her husband Derek Draper in January 2024.

The show originally aired in 1955. It was hosted by Eamonn Andrews until he died in 1987 and Michael Aspel took on the role. This is Your Life ended in 2003, but it returned for a one-off special presented by Trevor McDonald in 2007.

Sheila Mercier, on the set of ITV’s Emmerdale Farm was surprised by This Is Your Life presenter, Eamonn Andrews. Credit: ITV/Shutterstock

Discussions are ongoing over which channel could pick up the show. There are also reports that Kate Garraway may have some competition from Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid and Antiques Roadshow’s Fiona Bruce, who are also said to be in the running.

This Is Your Life reboot should retain much the old premise of the show. We expect lots of deep-diving into the glitzy lives and careers of some of our favourite celebs, as well as insight into some of the most interesting everyday people who have achieved great things!

Michael Aspel surprises Judy and Richard with the Big Red Book. Credit: Ken McKay/Shutterstock.

This is Your Life is perfect for Kate Garraway

A source has told The Sun that show bosses are looking for a “warm, professional interviewer” to build a friendly rapport with guests – celebrities and notable community activists.

The source also added that since the show last aired there’s been a new wave of stars who are all “worthy” of an episode.

The original show incorporated a surprise element into each episode, which was revealed to the guest live on air. This was such an important segment that if the guest found out about the surprise beforehand it would be cancelled.

We suspect this live telly feature will be missing from the reboot as it hasn’t been highlighted in reports.

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Hannah McLaren

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