The 52-year-old former labor counselor is currently fighting COVID-19 in intensive care – and Kate is not allowed to visit him due to strict rules regarding patients with coronavirus in hospitals.
A representative for Kate said, “Kate’s husband Derek Draper has been taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive care with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
“He was admitted on Monday and has since tested positive for the virus. Kate has not been tested, but she has also had mild symptoms, also since Monday, and has therefore been in strict isolation with her children at home. ” ”
“It is a desperate situation for Kate who is worried about Derek’s health,” a source told The Sun.
“He is in intensive care against the coronavirus and for obvious reasons, she is out of it.
“Kate also has symptoms but they are mild, so she isolates herself at home with the children.
“She’s obviously out of TV too. Everyone at GMB is so worried about her. “
The newspaper reports that Derek is “gravely ill” with the virus, which has infected more than a million people worldwide.
Kate will not be allowed to return to work until at least seven days after her symptoms of coronavirus appear.
Derek was rushed to hospital on Monday where he was tested for the highly infectious disease.
It is not yet known whether the couple’s children – Darcey, 14, and William, 11 – also have symptoms.
Kate had previously expressed concern about being in close contact with Prince Charles just days before her positive coronavirus test.
“In fact, I saw him on March 11. It was the first day he had stopped shaking hands, and we saluted the prince at the Prince’s Trust, “she told Good Morning Britain.
Speaking to pictures of herself meeting the first in line with the throne, Kate said, “We are relatively close to it, as are all the others involved.
“I have no symptoms, so I don’t blame him at all, but people will be worried. He’s a man who meets a lot of people. “
Derek and Kate married in 2005 and have two children together.
Last month, she revealed their plans to have a second marriage after Derek re-offered her when she stepped out of the I’m A Celebrity jungle last December.
She said to Prima, “We are going to have a second marriage and Darcey is going to plan everything. She is 13, so it might be very interesting, but we’ll see.
“I think she will probably want me to look like Kendall Jenner on a tough day … I would love to look like Kendall Jenner too, so good luck with that!” “
Kate also talked about her and Derek’s spreadsheet about sex, which helps them keep track of their love affairs.
She confessed to the magazine: “When you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, the physical side of things can be very spontaneous.
“So the idea is to plan sex and force yourself to do it once a day and make it the focal point of your journal. “
Derek found himself making headlines in December when he was spotted naked on camera while Kate frantically called GMB studio.
She woke up late for her first day back on the air after the jungle and apologized extensively to viewers.
Apologetics Kate, who feared being fired, took studio presenters around a room in her house.
But she was forced to frantically hijack the camera “to save everyone” when husband Derek appeared.
Kate explained that Derek had “hurtled down the stairs” thinking it was 2:00 am to see what the commotion was.
Said, “He woke up thinking,” It’s two in the morning, why did she wake the whole house? She’s been selfish since she’s been in this jungle. “
“Descended the stairs without his glasses and naked. “Shut up, do you want to wake everyone up?” “