Kate Garraway’s Life Stories 2023 tonight’s guest revealed for new series

When does Kate Garraway's Life Stories start on TV

Kate Garraway’s Life Stories returns to ITV for 2023 – here’s all you need to know.

Kate will be taking the helm of the iconic Life Stories format for brand new episodes featuring a new line up of guests.

Each hour long programme will be devoted to a different celebrity as Kate explores their extraordinary careers and the ups and down of the personal lives of these illustrious individuals.

Omid Djalili & Kate Garraway
Kate Garraway’s Life Stories: SR14: Ep03 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Omid Djalili & Kate Garraway ©ITV Plc

The brand new series continues tonight on Wednesday, 16 August at 9PM on ITV1 and ITVX.

The next guest to join Kate is Iranian-British actor, comedian and writer Omid Djalili.

A teaser shares: “Raised in a chaotic, cramped and colourful flat where his parents hosted Iranian nationals flocking to London for private medical treatment, Omid reveals how this erratic home life led to a slightly chequered school career which saw him take his A levels a record six times, forge his A level results, and get turned down from 16 drama schools.

“Against all the odds, Omid’s acting career flourished and his credits range from Hollywood films to the West End stage.”

Also appearing on the new series are Strictly star Anton Du Beke and comedian Ruby Wax.

Past guests on the show with Kate have included Welsh singer songwriter Charlotte Church, TV chef and author Nadiya Hussain and footballing legend John Barnes.

Kate Garraway said: “I’ve always loved having the chance to talk to people, both on air and off. Everyone has a story to tell and the wonderful thing about this show is that you have the airtime to delve into the areas of guests lives that the viewers might not know about already.

“It’s also a chance to understand more about the bits we do already know about (both good and bad) and hear it in their own words.”

Kate took over hosting of the show from Piers Morgan in 2022 when he stepped down after more than a decade.

He handed over the baton to Kate in a special interview with her in December.

Piers said: “I can’t think of anyone who I’d rather finish my run with. Kate was a wonderfully loyal colleague during my five years on Good Morning Britain and is one of my favourite people in the world.

“How she’s handled the devastating situation with Derek sums her up. She’ll be as brilliant at Life Stories as she is at everything else.”

You can catch up with Kate & Piers’ chat as well as other past Life Stories episodes on the ITVX website.

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