Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway joined The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on Monday morning to talk about her new TV series and give an update on husband Derek Draper’s recovery from coronavirus. The TV personality opened up about new medical treatments for her husband and said she feels “positive” about his progress.
The 54-year-old has spoken loudly about her husband’s battle with Covid and the nation has rallied behind her family.
Viewers got a glimpse of Derek’s recovery in Finding Derek and Caring For Derek, documentaries directed by Kate.
Derek, who is also 54, caught Covid in March 2020 and was put into a coma induced by doctors and spent a total of 374 days in hospital.
Now back home with her family, Kate was asked by Zoe how they were doing and how Derek had been for the past few weeks.
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Kate said: “We had a really good weekend, Derek, the kids and I. It’s been pretty positive.
“I don’t know if it’s just that the weather was nice and the crocuses were up.”
However, she added, “I mean, I’d like to give Derek a big drop of a happy ending.
“I haven’t quite got that for everyone yet. I know everyone is like ‘ugh’, and it just feels like we have to keep pushing.
“I can’t give up, I can’t give it up.
“And I did a lot of research on the following documentary of wonderful people who contacted me and this particular doctor had treated people not as serious as Derek, but in the area.
“He offered us the chance to be a kind of test case.”
Following the release of Caring For Derek, Kate reached out to fans on social media to thank them for their continued support.
Sharing an image with her 1.1 million Instagram followers, she said: “Well what a scary week and I’m sure I’m not the only one hugging my loved ones in gratitude – as our thoughts go to Ukrainians fearing for their lives.
“Despite the horrific news unfolding all around, I was so moved by the number of you who reached out to #caringforderek (available now on the @itv hub).
“Keep sharing your stories of hope and your challenges too – when the world feels out of control, there’s something so powerful about standing together – we can make a difference.
“There are some wonderful groups that have helped me @access_care @carers_uk @carers.trust who are all great sources of support.”