Kate Garraway gives update from husband Derek's coronavirus battle on GMB

10 April 2020, 14:47

By Tom Eames

Smooth presenter Kate Garraway has given an update about her husband Derek Draper, who has been in intensive care with coronavirus.

Kate praised the bravery of NHS staff for taking care of her husband Derek, as he continues to battle coronavirus in hospital.

She revealed that she has been "excruciatingly worried" about Derek, who is still "very ill" in intensive care.

Giving an emotional update via her Good Morning Britain co-star Ben Shephard, she told viewers: "I’m afraid it remains an excruciatingly worrying time.

Kate and Derek in 2009
Kate and Derek in 2009. Picture: Getty

"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."

Last night (April 9), Kate also thanked the NHS on social media. Sharing a video of a special moment outside her home, Kate said: "The neighbours added some extra sparkle to tonight’s #clapforcarers .

"Thank you thank you - you are all amazing."

Kate's husband Derek was taken to hospital last week, where he was tested positive for coronavirus. The couple have two children together.

We at Smooth Radio are all thinking of Kate, Derek and their family, and send all our heartfelt love and support at this difficult time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.