Kate Garraway says coronavirus is affecting husband Derek ‘in devastating ways’

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Good Morning Britain star Kate Garraway has given an update on her husband Derek Draper, who is still unresponsive in hospital after falling ill with coronavirus.

Sharing a video of herself with their two children, Darcey and William, doing the 8pm Clap for Carers outside their home, Kate shared the news about Derek.

She wrote: “I didn’t even know Darcey had bought this t shirt on line ( with my card !) until she emerged tonight but I do know how grateful she is to the #nhs – I couldn’t be prouder of how she & Billy have coped with these past 2 horrific months for our family – always finding ways of lifting our spirits & staying strong even when they can see me wobbling .

“Its so wonderful to see little green shoots of hope that this dreadful disease is easing and that hopefully soon we might all be able to see each other again and hug our nearest and dearest.

“But the journey for me and my family seems to be far from over as everyday my heart sinks as I learn new & devastating ways this virus has more battles for Derek to fight.

“But he is still HERE & so there is still hope. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who will be affected by this, not just for the next few weeks but for the foreseeable future.

“That will be the case for many who have suffered from the disease, but also the front line workers who have been helping to treat the worst affected.

“The physical and mental scars will run deep and so we need to stick together far beyond the end of lockdown. Thank you so much for all your messages.

“I am going to share more of the things that have been keeping me going on clubgarraway.com . And I would love to hear more of your challenges & thoughts there too.

“Sharing is such a comfort . #hope #staypositive #clapthecarers.”

Derek first arrived in hospital on March 30, and has been critically ill ever since, with Kate revealing that he is unresponsive and on a ventilator.

Her GMB co-stars Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins sent their love to the pair on yesterday’s show, as Ben said: “She’s still going through such an awful time.

“Our hearts go out to her and her family through everything she is going through.

“It is nice to see she had a smile on her face. Everyone has got their fingers crossed and sending so much love.

“They are all in our prayers and so we are just hoping Derek will pull through.”

GMB continues on Monday at 6am on ITV.

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