KATE Garraway has recalled the moment she breastfed a cow and admitted “it’s not something I’m proud of”.
The TV presenter, 51, was reminded of the time she pretended to give her milk to a calf for the 2008 documentary ‘Other People’s Breast Milk’ by her Good Morning Britain co-presenters earlier today.
As Kate sat looking embarrassed, news reader Charlotte Hawkins said: “Kate Garraway once actually breast fed a cow!”
An image of Kate appearing to breastfeed a calf in a promotional shot for the Channel 4 documentary flashed up on screen.
She posed for the – at the time controversial – photo for the programme, which suggested that feeding babies cows milk-containing formula is as strange as giving cows human milk.
The star explained: “Now it was all part of a documentary.
“It was a serious piece of journalism on Channel 4 called ‘Other People’s Breast Milk’ about people who drink other people’s breast milk.
“Now people were horrified by this, but the thing is when you give your baby formula you’re giving it milk from the breast of a cow.”
She noted, of posing with the animal: “There was gaffer tape and an element of fakery about.
“And it clearly made the point because we’re still talking about it 12 years on.”
Kate added: “It’s not something I’m usually proud of, although I did look good.”
At another point in the show the TV favourite was seen showing Jeremy Kyle how to milk a cow.
Squatting beside the fake animal, she could be heard telling The Jeremy Kyle show star: “You pull and squeeze.”
Kate then brushed his hand out of the way to demonstrate.
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She said: “You’ve got to get your hand around it.”
As the liquid squirted down the fake udders, Jeremy called out: “It’s going everywhere woman!”
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