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Kate Garraway details a heartwarming update on her husband Derek Draper

Kate Garraway detailed the heart warming moment that she and her family shared with her husband Derek Draper as he continues to recover from Coronavirus.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain with co-host Richard Bacon, 46, Kate, 54, spoke of the extraordinary moment that the family realised ‘he does understand’ them. 

Kate added that Derek faces huge problems with communication, as well as mobility and fatigue as she explained: ‘Sometimes it’s like he’s not present with you.’

‘He does get it, he does understand!’: Kate Garraway, 54, detailed a heartwarming update on her husband Derek Draper’s slow recovery from Covid-19

The presenter spoke of a moment when playing a moral question game with their two children, Darcy, 15, and Billy, 11, and her parents by Derek’s bed.  

Kate detailed that the group received the question ‘Who’s most likely to find money on the floor and keep it?’.

She added: ‘Everyone in the room all said at the same time, Darcy! And he [Derek] started to laugh.’

‘It was just the most lovely moment because you thought, he does get it, he does understand.’

‘And he’s right! Because she is the most likely!’, she laughed.   

Hope: The presenter spoke of a heartwarming moment when playing a moral question game with their two children, Darcy, 15, and Billy, 11, and her parents by Derek's bed

Hope: The presenter spoke of a heartwarming moment when playing a moral question game with their two children, Darcy, 15, and Billy, 11, and her parents by Derek’s bed

Richard asked if the moments happen often as Kate responded: ‘You get these extraordinary flashes which create a huge surge of hope.’

But added: ‘That has to sustain you through the periods where it feels like there’s never going to be any change.’ 

‘But most of all we’re lucky that we have the chance, because of a lot of people passed away.’

Promising: She added: 'It was just the most lovely moment because you thought, he does get it, he does understand'

Promising: She added: ‘It was just the most lovely moment because you thought, he does get it, he does understand’

Heartfelt: Richard asked if the moments happen often as Kate responded: 'You get these extraordinary flashes which create a huge surge of hope'

Heartfelt: Richard asked if the moments happen often as Kate responded: ‘You get these extraordinary flashes which create a huge surge of hope’

Richard said of the NHS staff who have helped Kate: ‘Sometimes when you got through one of the worst human experiences you also see the best of human nature.’ 

Agreeing, Kate added: ‘You have to remember in the midst of it there are the good things that came out of the pandemic, there’s the sharing, the community and the kindness.’ 

Former political advisor Derek was rushed to hospital after falling gravely ill with the highly infectious respiratory virus as it swept across the United Kingdom in March 2020. 

Thankful: Kate admitted there was still a 'long, long way to go' with regards to his recovery, but that she felt grateful to have him home this festive period

Thankful: Kate admitted there was still a ‘long, long way to go’ with regards to his recovery, but that she felt grateful to have him home this festive period

He spent last December in hospital but has recently returned home and she felt grateful to have him back this festive period.

Kate admitted there was still a ‘long, long way to go’ with regards to his recovery, but that she felt grateful to have him home this festive period.   

Reflecting on having him home, she said: ‘Last Christmas Eve, we did have a lot of promise and a lot of hope. But Derek was in hospital.

‘We had no idea whether he was going to live or die, praying that it was going in the right direction.’ 

Emotional: The update comes as Kate was moved to tears during Piers Morgan's final edition of Life Stories after being reunited with an anniversary card from her ailing husband

Emotional: The update comes as Kate was moved to tears during Piers Morgan’s final edition of Life Stories after being reunited with an anniversary card from her ailing husband

The update comes as Kate was moved to tears during Piers Morgan’s final edition of Life Stories after being reunited with an anniversary card from her ailing husband.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, made an emotional appearance on the confessional ITV show before taking over from Piers, who is stepping down after 11-years as host.

The pair, GMB colleagues before Piers’s abrupt departure in March, discussed at length Kate’s round the clock care for husband Derek as he slowly recovers from COVID-19.

Moving: The words 'So proud of you' were visible on the front of Derek's card

Moving: The words ‘So proud of you’ were visible on the front of Derek’s card 

For you: The card contained a handwritten message from Derek as he continues his recovery from COVID-19 at the family home in north London

For you: The card contained a handwritten message from Derek as he continues his recovery from COVID-19 at the family home in north London 

Kate struggled to contain her emotions after Piers presented her with an anniversary card, handwritten by her stricken husband as he continues his recovery at the family’s north London home. 

The presenter explained how their two children, Darcy and Billy, had bought a card on Derek’s behalf from a local shop ahead of the couple’s 16th wedding anniversary in September.  

Opening the card, upon which the words ‘So proud of you’ were visible, Morgan revealed the handwritten message: ‘Very proud. Love Derek x.’ 

Attempting to respond through her tears, Kate said: ‘Well, I’m very proud of him.’ 

Old times: Kate and Derek at the 2007 National Television Awards, two years after their wedding

Old times: Kate and Derek at the 2007 National Television Awards, two years after their wedding

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