Kate Garraway she’s finally getting to visit her husband Derek Draper in person, as he remains hospitalised during his recovery from COVID-19.
The presenter, 52, said on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain that nurses are setting up a television so Derek can watch her, after revealing on Monday she’s staying positive after her husband had ‘a stable day’ in his recovery.
Kate made her return to GMB on Monday alongside Ben Shephard after taking a break from the show while Derek was hospitalised.
At last! Kate Garraway she’s finally getting to visit her husband Derek Draper in person, as he remains hospitalised during his recovery from COVID-19
Kate told Ben Shephard: ‘I might be able to go and visit Derek today! In fact the nurses are going to put GMB on for him – they have a TV – and they’re going to put it on for him this morning.
‘They forgot I was on yesterday – they’re going to see if he can hear anything.’
Ben noted that nurses are going to ‘See if there is any stimulation.’ by showing Derek his wife on the TV, with Kate adding: ‘Trying everything we can do.’
Sad: The presenter, 52, said on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain that nurses are setting up a television so Derek can watch her, as he continues to recover from COVID-19 (pictured in 2019)
On Monday Kate returned to host GMB for the first time since Derek was hospitalised, and will appear alongside Ben while Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid take a summer break.
Following the show she took to Instagram to reveal that Derek had ‘a stable day,’ and she’s keeping ‘all her fingers crossed’ during his recovery.
Sharing a selfie alongside Ben from the GMB set, Kate wrote: ‘Well I survived my 1st day back without crashing the show thanks to the brilliant @benshephardofficial, the whole wonderful @gmb team & all of YOUR patience!!
‘Thanks so much for your incredibly kind messages. Means such a lot . Derek had a stable day too so [fingers crossed]. See you at 6 a.m tomorrow xxx.’
Kate was welcomed back to GMB by Ben after her break during Derek’s battle with coronavirus, but joked she needed him to ‘be rude’ to her to avoid her getting too tearful.
Ben said: ‘It’s lovely having you back, back to work. First day back in quite a while’, adding ‘Nothing has gone wrong yet.’
Kate said: ‘We’ll have some fun this morning, we’ve had a lot of emotion.’
Last week Kate revealed in an emotional GMB interview that Derek had ‘almost died six times,’ during his battle with coronavirus, and was still semi-conscious after being brought out of his coma.
She told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: ‘It is a very desperate situation, it’s very very difficult, of course there’s fantastic hope he’s still alive, the doctors do keep saying it’s a miracle he’s still alive.
‘I was speaking to a doctor yesterday who said he’s sick as anyone I’ve ever seen in 35 years of medicine, and some of those people who were as sick as him aren’t here.
‘Six times they said he’s not going to make it, and obviously you couldn’t visit. So he’s been very very sick, but it’s a new disease, there’s no data, so what they can say is it’s great he’s here.