BEN Shephard has revealed that he once saw Kate Garraway topless – but kept it a secret for 20 years.
The 44-year-old star appears alongside Kate, 52, on Good Morning Britain, but the pair’s friendship goes back decades.
The TV presenter has now reflected on the time he saw Kate walk across her kitchen half-naked when he was round her house.
He explained: “I sort of froze, panicked… walked away really embarrassed.
“It became a thing in my head… I couldn’t tell her.”
After keeping schtum for two decades, Ben dropped the bombshell while chatting to DJ Chris Moyles after an evening of drinking, and he then spilled the beans to Kate.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror about the moment she found out, Kate shared: “He was sweating buckets… The idea he’s seen me naked all this time and I never knew…
“We’re like brother and sister. I’m so glad it was before I had kids!”
This is far from the only time that the colleagues have had a risque moment together, with Ben accidentally flashing Kate’s high-waisted knickers when he pretended to throw her in an ice bath live on TV in 2016.
The mum-of-two then released bestselling book, The Joy Of Big Knickers, with Ben joking: “I showed the world your pants. You got a book deal off the back of that – and I’ve not had my cut yet!”
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Ben and Kate first started working together on GMTV in the ’90s, with Kate presenting the main show and Ben teaming up with Jenny Faulkner for the Entertainment Today segment.
Despite their close relationship, the pair have never been anything more than friends.
Kate has been married to Labour Party adviser Derek Draper since 2005, and Ben is loved-up with wife Annie Perks – who he tied the knot with in 2004.
Both stars have two children each, and Ben regularly appears alongside Kate on GMB on weekday mornings.
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