KATE Garraway has said she is “at her limit” of what she can cope with after suffering a tyre blowout on the motorway.
The Good Morning Britain star was shaken by the ordeal on her first trip out with her children to visit friends in Kent amid her husband Derek Draper’s health battle in hospital.
Speaking about the ordeal today on GMB, Kate said: “There’s a phrase, that God and the Universe don’t send you anything you can’t deal with it.
“I’m at my limit. I’m at my absolute limit so if the universe could give me a minute.”
She added: “I’ve never had it before.
“It’s something you actually dread. It’s the first time I’ve been out with the kids leaving London.
“We were going to meet some friends in Kent. On the way back it suddenly exploded.
“I couldn’t control the car, weird steering, smoke and rubber everywhere. I managed to pull over but it just happened to be where there was no hard shoulder.
“I was nervous of people coming up the inside. I called the AA but that’s when you feel a bit panicked.
“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.”
Kate was full of praise for the police who helped get her family off the motorway and safely home.
“We were safe, we got home safely,” she said.
Kate also thanked the police on Instagram, writing: “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”.
Kate shares 14-year-old daughter Darcey and 11-year-old son Billy with Derek, and has been battling to provide them with a sense of normality while their dad fights for his life in hospital.