Kate Garraway ‘struggling’ with the ‘torture’ of homeschooling kids without Derek

Kate is struggling

Kate Garraway speaks on the phone
Kate Garraway describes homeschooling as 'torture'
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Kate Garraway has branded homeschooling “torture” as she continues to solo parent whilst “consumed with fear” about her husband Derek Draper.

As if the Good Morning Britain star hasn’t got enough on her plate with Derek still in hospital after covid “wreaked extraordinary damage on his body,” she is now having to juggle homeschooling their two children, Darcy, 14, and Billy, 11, as well.

And Kate, 53, confessed she’s struggling.

Kate Garraway and Derek Draper return from I'm A Celeb

Derek Draper remains hospitalised following covid battle 

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"We have made it to Friday, a collective sign of relief to anybody who is locked into the torture of home schooling," she explained. 

"First time round, I was somewhat distracted at the time, and a lot of people felt quite nice, the sun was shining, we thought, 'Great, time with the children, let's see what those teachers are doing'.

“And very quickly realised how brilliant teachers are, and this time around it's a real struggle isn't it?"

It comes after the mum-of-two revealed they are now unable to see Derek, who remains in hospital following Derek's ongoing battle with covid, following news of a third national lockdown.

“We’re into lockdown and that means no visits at all which I hope doesn’t continue for the whole of lockdown because I think that will be very impactful,” she admitted. 

Thankfully the family had a “lovely moment” over Christmas, when the kids saw their dad for the first time since March. But, having lost eight stone in weight, Kate said it was an emotional experience. 

“There was a lovely moment, which we did have, we did over the period get to see Derek, and the children did, which is the first time they've been able to do that,” she explained. 

“Of course, it was very heightened with emotion because he's very changed... It was one of those moments where it was so wonderful but then also it sort of amplified how sad everything was, and how different it is.”

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