Kate Garraway admits she misses 'the little things' about Derek: 'It would drive me mad!'


Kate Garraway, 53, was over the moon when her husband Derek Draper, 53, was able to come home after over a year in hospital battling Covid and the aftermath of the relentless illness. Even though he has a long way to go, having him back in the house means the Good Morning Britain star and their children feel so much closer to him again, after being forced to stay away due to social distancing measures and restrictions while he was in hospital.

In a recent interview, she explained how it feels having her husband near her and knowing he’s slowly but surely on the mend.

“I feel like I understand so much more about Derek, like I… [love him more].

“Oh God. I didn’t think it was possible, but I really do!” she giggled.

Derek is still bed-bound and needs 24-hour care from nurses, so Kate admitted there are still “little things” she misses about the love of her life.

“The way he wouldn’t be able to do anything until he’d had his bath,” she smiled.

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“The way he would sing so loudly in the mornings, and was generally just so loud!

“It would drive me mad.”

She added: “And now I would give everything I own to hear him being really loud and shouty and full of opinions, ruffling feathers in the way that he used to.”

The past year and a half has been horrific for Kate and her family, yet the presenter has managed kept it together through various interviews and the award-winning ITV documentary Finding Derek.

But she confessed she hasn’t really let herself cry properly about it all.

“They’re both processing it all in different ways and they do talk about it with friends.”

Having seen first hand the devastation that Covid has wreaked on her family, many would assume Kate feels a strong anger towards conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers.

But the friendly TV star revealed she can see it from all points of view, despite her on-going nightmare.

“I just don’t have the mental space to feel angry,” she admitted.

“And I understand that this pandemic has been devastating for people in lots of different ways.

“I still feel acutely sorry for the friends whose businesses have gone under, for example.

“I also get why people feel they should be allowed to make decisions about their own bodies.”

Pausing, she wondered if people would see it differently if they were on the other side.

“But all I would say to those people is, ‘Come and spend an hour in our house,'” she said.

“Because if you knew that two shots would prevent that happening to somebody you loved…



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