Kate Garraway reveals husband Derek watches her on Good Morning Britain in emotional update

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  • Kate Garraway has given the latest on husband Derek, as she revealed that he watches her Good Morning Britain.

    Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway, who returned to the morning news show last week after being away for months while her husband Derek Draper was in the hospital, updated viewers this morning with the latest on her husband’s condition.

    The ITV host had some positive news for fans today, as she revealed that Derek is currently in a stable condition and has even managed to watch her on the TV.

    The star’s husband of 15 years is still in the hospital after contracting coronavirus back in March, but is now able to open his eyes with nurses revealing he even looked ‘focused’.

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    Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful Daddy’s out there. A tough day for us but am filled with so much love & gratitude to still have for my Dad “Trinity “ – thats my Dad Gordon , Derek’s dad Ken and ofcourse Derek himself ( officially the Best Dad in the World according to Darcey & Billy. ) all three of them never happier than when they are with their children. I’m so grateful to have you still in our lives – & know so many today don’t have that. But the love is there – no separation can change that . Thank you so much for all your kind messages of support after my interviews with GMB and The Sun a couple of weeks ago. Am sorry have not posted recently. I just needed a little time. They were incredibly emotional experiences & to be honest left me with a range of feelings – gratitude to @itv & @janemoore for giving me the chance to let all who so touchingly care for Derek know what he is up against but also rather overwhelmed by the long road that lies ahead. Whatever happens next I’m afraid it IS going to be a long road, with an uncertain end that isn’t even nearly in sight right now. BUT. This week I am refocusing on hope that as a family we are going to pull together with the support of friends and get through everything come what may. Hope- because I know that the amazing people keeping Derek alive, stand shoulder to shoulder with me in NEVER giving up on him and, of course, hope that my wonderful Derek is going to keep fighting this and eventually start to slowly recover. After all we are all having to do that aren’t we in one way or another – this ghastly time has affected us all & life deals us blows that we just have to bounce back from & celebrate the good. This Father’s Day I am sending you all the love & positivity in the world – let’s seek out the joy! #staypositive #hope #fathersday

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    Derek had previously been in a coma, however Kate revealed earlier this month that he had come out of it.

    Giving an update on her husband on this morning’s instalment of GMB, she 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 that because his eyes were open, he looked focused.”

    Co-presenter Ben Shephard opened up on how he couldn’t believe that Derek had managed to focus on watching his wife on the TV, before Kate Garraway added, “He engaged on it. We don’t know if it’s the movement of the light or familiar voice so, good morning, Derek.”

    Kate had expressed her concern at the fact that Derek has been having a “tough week” when he had two “big falls” in his blood pressure, which left medics “worried” for his condition.

    She added that he also had “a swelling in his legs which was concerning that it might be clots. So it was very emotional”.

    “We know that Covid can cause clotting and he has had clotting in his lungs, which is being treated to try and dissipate that,” she continued.

    “I suppose the concern now might be that if there are new clots forming now that he hasn’t got an active Covid virus so what does that mean.’

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