Susanna Reid has confessed that she found watching Kate Garraway detail her husband Derek’s battle with COVID-19 on GMB ‘heartbreaking.’
Writing in her Daily Mail column, Susanna said, “Watching my friend Kate Garraway describing her husband Derek Draper’s condition on Good Morning Britain was heartbreaking.
“She has such strength even to be able to put into words what she and their children are going through.
“Derek has been in intensive care for almost three months after contracting Covid-19 in March.”
She added, “Kate is hoping for a miracle in his recovery and for him to break through.
“After her moving interview, so many people got in touch with Good Morning Britain to send their support. They were moved to tears at her anguish, but inspired by her courage.
“Derek is a strong, clever, insightful man devoted to his gorgeous wife and children.
“Kate feels stronger just by knowing that all our support is there.”
Kate, who shares children Darcey, 14 and Billy, 10, with Derek, joined Good Morning Britain last week to discuss his battle with coronavirus.
Bravely speaking about the harrowing past few weeks, the GMB presenter 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,” she said.
“He’s still with us and has fought the most extraordinary battle.
“The fact that he is still here, I am so grateful.
“He is very, very sick. It has affected him from the top of his head to the bottom of his toes.’
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Derek.