GMB host Kate Garraway left doctors baffled yesterday when they discovered the star had somehow managed to get a contact lens stuck behind her eye.
The ITV star complained to fans earlier this week on social media that she had been suffering from agonising eye pain, but said she had no idea what the cause could be.
Eventually, it all became too much for her to handle and she took herself to hospital to see if doctors could help.
What did Kate Garraway say on GMB about her eye?
She told co-host Ben Shephard that a team of nurses examined her eye and were stunned at what they found.
They realised there had been a small piece of her contact lens lodged behind her eye for almost a week.
Kate told viewers that she’s mortified that she hadn’t realised she hadn’t taken out her lens properly.
“It turned out to be an extraordinarily complicated medical problem,” she joked.
“A team of eye nurses were absolutely baffled. It was actually a contact lens stuck up in the top of my eye. It had been there for about six days!”
“I thought I had taken it out but there was a sneaky bit remaining,” she added.
“I feel a little bit embarrassed, like I had taken up people’s time just of being untidy.”
She confessed she’s wearing contact lenses even though doctors told her to only wear glasses while her eye recovers.
Susanna Reid praise’s Kate Garraway’s ‘brave face’
Kate’s husband, Derek, has been in hospital since March after contracting coronavirus.
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Speaking on GMB earlier this month, Susanna Reid said of her friend and co-star: “It has been a nightmare that has knocked all of us for six, but Kate is living through it every day.
“To watch her put on a brave face and carry on has been an utter inspiration for all of us who work on the show. And I also know she’s an inspiration to everyone who watches it.”
Kate Garraway returns to work
GMB viewers praised Kate as she returned to work back in July.
She also took some time out in September to send her kids, Darcey and William, back to school.
Earlier this month, Kate revealed how she planned to visit her husband in hospital on their 15th wedding anniversary.
Kate spent the anniversary at home with her family and went into hospital to read Derek a card.
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