10 April 2020

GMB presenter Kate Garraway gives personal update on husband Derek Draper, in intensive care with virus

TV presenter Kate Garraway has given a heartbreaking update on her husband Derek Draper's coronavirus condition.

Draper was admitted to hospital on March 30 and has remained inintensive care since, while Garraway has stepped down from Good Morning Britain and is self-isolating at home with her children. 

She thanked the NHS for all their hard work but added 'thank you alone doesn't seem enough'.

Her colleague, presenter Ben Shepard, read the update on today's show. 

It said: "Derek remains in intensive care and is still very ill. I’m afraid it remains an excruciatingly worrying time.

"The NHS team who have been working on him have all been extraordinary and I know it’s only their professionalism, dedication and bravery that has kept Derek with us so far. Thank you alone doesn't seem enough.

"I also want to say thank you so much to everyone who has sent messages of support. I’m sorry that I’ve not been able to respond to them but I hope you will understand I’m focusing on Derek and my family right now.

"I am very aware that I’m not the only one going through this torture, there are thousands everywhere worried about their loved ones and hundreds more every day too that are having to deal with the worst news that their loved ones have been taken by this horrific virus."

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