Kate Garraway has revealed nurses told her that her stricken husband Derek Draper looked ‘focused and engaged’ when they put Good Morning Britain on for him.
Speaking on the breakfast show on Tuesday morning, Kate gave the promising update about the former Blair lobbyist, 52, who was admitted to hospital in March after being diagnosed with coronavirus, and remains seriously ill.
The TV host, 53, returned to Good Morning Britain last week after taking time off while her husband was in intensive care and had told viewers that nurses had put the show on for him to try to stimulate a response.
Tough times: Kate Garraway has revealed nurses told her that her stricken husband Derek Draper looked ‘focused and engaged’ when they put Good Morning Britain on for him
Speaking during the programme, Kate said: ‘He is stable and actually yesterday I spoke to the nurses and they said they had put Good Morning Britain on and they felt he looked, because his eyes are open, he looked focused…
‘He looked focused and engaged on it.’
The presenter joked with co-host Ben Shephard: ‘They didn’t say whether it was me or you’, and admitted she found the news ‘very emotional’.
She said: ‘We don’t know whether it’s the movement of the light, or whether it’s the familiar voice. So, good morning, Derek, if you are watching. We’re all sending you lots of love, everyone here is sending you lots of love.’
Tough times: The 52-year-old was admitted to hospital in March after being diagnosed with coronavirus , and remains seriously ill
She added: ‘So there you go, your own personal Good Morning Britain.’
Kate said Derek, who she married in 2005 and with whom she share daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 10, had endured a ‘tough week’ following ‘big falls’ in his blood pressure and swelling in his legs.
Hours before the show hit screens, Kate teased the update as she admitted she’d had an ’emotional few days’ as she took to Instagram to re-share snaps of herself and co-host Ben larking about on set.
Sad: Kate’s husband Derek Draper remains hospitalised while recovering from COVID-19, almost four months after being admitted (pictured in 2019)
Prior to her latest week at work, Kate thanked friends Myleene Klass, 42, and Roman Kemp, 27, for helping organise her son Billy’s 11th birthday bash after admitting she ‘didn’t want to let him down.’
Taking to Instagram late on Saturday night, the GMB host shared a series of videos and photographs along with lengthy captions to express her gratitude as she gushed that ‘Derek will be so proud and pleased!’.
‘So I was super nervous about Bill’s birthday this year – we usually have a family do with grandparents & a few of his friends but obviously this not possible.
Grateful: Prior to her latest week at work, Kate thanked friends Myleene Klass, 42, and Roman Kemp, 27, (pictured) for helping organise her son Billy’s 11th birthday bash after admitting she ‘didn’t want to let him down.
‘So we are seeing grandparents separately but wanted to do something for him & his mates in the garden.
‘Derek is so brilliant at this, organising treasure hunts & boys own adventures so mentioned to @myleeneklass really didn’t want to let Bill down & did she know anyone with a tent we could borrow in case it was wet.
Last week, Kate revealed she will be able to see her husband Derek in person for the first time in four months.
During the show Kate also admitted that being at home has turned into ‘a battlezone’ with her daughter Darcey, 14, as she pesters her for a television in her bedroom.
She’s back! Last week, Kate revealed she will be able to see her husband Derek in person for the first time in four months
Offering her side during a debate about whether it’s healthy for parents to allow children to have their own television, she said: ‘I have always been firmly against TV in the bedroom.’
‘Actually people need a bit of space, we have all been on top of eachother.
‘Family TV time has become a battle zone. I am not even watching what I want to watch i am just marshalling between Billy and Darcey.
‘And Billy is clever he will say I cant watch this it is not age appropriate – when really he does not want to watch The Kardashians – and then Darcey is then upset she cannot watch what she wants!’