Kate Garraway says her home ‘is falling apart’ without Derek
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Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway, 53, has opened up about her home life while her husband Derek Draper, 53, remains in hospital amid his battle with long-Covid. The ITV documentary, Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, delves into the harsh reality of coronavirus and the unfortunate circumstances the star and her family are facing.
Derek I miss you! I need you to mend this!
Speaking candidly about her home life over the past year, Kate made the admission that things had been “falling apart” without her spouse.
While trying to sort out a pile of old photos and photo frames, the ITV host addressed the “sad” situation, as she explained she never got round to hanging them up with Derek.
She said: “Let’s get all our pictures out that we’ve never put up on the wall
“We want to put pictures on the landing and up the stairs, we’ve never got round to it.”
She continued: “There’s all these like really sad pictures that Derek’s had for years and I’m like, ‘I’m going to have to move them.’
“And then I feel like it’s really sad to put them up myself.”
The presenter went on to pick up a photo frame which had been bent out of shape, leading the picture to fall out of it.
Kate exclaimed: “Oh, that’s falling apart. Derek I miss you! I need you to mend this!”
She continued: “Everything’s falling apart.”
Derek fell ill with Covid in March 2020 and was placed in intensive care and later into an induced coma on a ventilator.
One year on, the former lobbyist no longer has coronavirus but has suffered serious health complications as a result of the virus.
The ITV presenter has spoken openly on Good Morning Britain about her husband’s experience with Covid, sharing his health issues now include damage to his kidneys, liver, heart and lungs.
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Also in the documentary, Garraway speaks to several other families who have been affected by coronavirus.
She can be seen empathising with people whose partners are also suffering from long Covid.
Opening up about why she chose to film the documentary, Kate explained: “I’m aware I am very lucky: Derek is still here.
“It’s a tough one isn’t it? I have a job that puts me on TV.”
Kate also shares personal footage of her communications with her husband in the film.
She said: ““The footage you see of Derek was recorded for me personally.
“After six months, we were able to get an iPad into the hospital so I could talk to him in his coma.”
However the news presenter decided against showing all of it, as some aspects were “too personal.”
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