'We've missed you!' Fans rejoice as Kate Garraway returns to GMB following husband's health battle

Kate Garraway returned to Good Morning Britain this morning for the first time since her husband was hospitalised with coronavirus and fans are thrilled to have her back.

Kate, 53, was joined by her close friend and co-host Ben Shepherd for her first stint back on the show. And love poured in on social media following her return.

"Could literally cry watching @kategarraway back on #GMB, such a strong woman," said one user.

Another said, "Great to see Kate back on TV - ray of sunshine on a cloudy day."

A third tweeted, "You're a beautiful and brave ickle soldier, Kate x wishing you all well and better news."

Even fellow ITV star Lorraine Kelly is thrilled to have her back, tweeting, "Welcome back our @kategarraway - we've missed you xxx"

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With Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid taking a few weeks off, "dream team" Kate and Ben held the fort on Monday's show.

Last week Kate confirmed she was returning to work after doctors advised her to return to some sort of normality while Derek continues his recovery.

"The doctors have been urging me not to put my life on pause," she told Hello. "They've told me that I need to go back to work and create a routine in our lives again.

"The children and Derek are all I've thought about and they're the most important people in my life, but I must create structure and normality for the children, to clean the bath, put the plates in the dishwasher and tidy the house.

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"I also need to get back to work so that I can provide for the children and we can do things together, to make them feel that the light hasn't gone out of their lives, that there's hope for the future."

Derek, who shares children William and Darcey with Kate, was admitted to an intensive care unit back in March and was put into an induced coma while suffering severely with the covid-19 virus.

Bravely speaking about the harrowing past few weeks, Kate explained that while Derek is no longer ill with the virus, he may never recover from the damage the disease has done to his body.

“The fight with the virus has been won and he’s still here but it’s wreaked extraordinary damage on his body and we don’t know if he can recover from that,” Kate said, getting teary.

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