Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has discovered she has a very famous relative after taking part in ITV’s DNA Journey.

The 55-year-old TV presenter, who recently replaced Piers Morgan for Life Stories, found out she is a relative of the creator of Paddington Bear, Michael Bond.

Through taking part in the show Kate met the late author’s daughter Karen Jankel and it was revealed the pair have the same three times great-grandparent.

Ms Jankel told Garraway she wanted to introduce her to her “famous brother” before revealing a stuffed toy of Paddington Bear, complete with a travel tag reading “Darkest Peru”.

“Paddington and I grew up together,” she told her.

“The reason is that my father was Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington, which means that of course you are also related to Michael Bond.”

She said of the marmalade-loving bear: “He was always part of my family. He is so real to our family, and now to your family too, because he is a member of the family.

“He used to sit on the table at meal times and my father used to talk to him and talk through him to us. Of course, I never knew anything else because he was always around.”

“It was always my absolute favourite growing up,” Garraway said.

“It has been said to me over the years that I do have a touch of Paddington Bear about me and that is because without meaning to he does cause an extraordinary amount of chaos.”

The TV star also joked she used to regularly eat marmalade sandwiches during her time at university.

DNA Journey airs on Thursday on ITV at 9pm.