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Kate Garraway reveals husband Derek watched her on GMB from hospital

‘He looked focused and engaged’: Kate Garraway ’emotionally’ reveals husband Derek Draper watched her on GMB for FIRST TIME since waking up from his coma amid COVID-19 battle

  • The host, 53, revealed nurses told her that her stricken husband Derek looked ‘focused and engaged’ when they put Good Morning Britain on for him
  • She previously revealed they had put the show on to try and invoke a response and Kate stated that the ‘familiar voice’ could have helped 
  • The former Blair lobbyist, 52, was admitted to hospital in March after being diagnosed with coronavirus , and remains seriously ill 
  • Kate returned to GMB last week after taking time off to care for her husband 
  • Kate and Derek married in 2005, and share daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 10 

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, 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 Tuesday’s 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.

Tough times: The 52-year-old was admitted to hospital in March after being diagnosed with coronavirus , and remains seriously ill

‘We’re all sending you lots of love, everyone here is sending you lots of love.’

She added: ‘So there you go, your own personal Good Morning Britain.’

Kate said Draper, the father of her two children, 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 on Derek amid his recovery. The TV host 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.

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.’

Sad: Kate's husband Derek Draper remains hospitalised while recovering from COVID-19, almost four months after being admitted (pictured in 2019)

Sad: Kate’s husband Derek Draper remains hospitalised while recovering from COVID-19, almost four months after being admitted (pictured in 2019)

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.

‘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.    

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.

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.

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