Kate has returned to work on the ITV breakfast show for the past fortnight and Alex, who presents the weather forecast, has admitted to being ‘amazed’ by Kate as she faces one of the periods the most difficult of his life.
Meteorologist Alex wrote in The Sun that he found Kate’s return to television “uplifting” and he hopes it “gave her the lift she needs to support herself, her husband Derek and the children” .
The mother-of-two said her last visit to see Derek was “difficult” and hoped doctors would start to make progress with her husband’s health.
Alex said her strength was impressive and admitted, “I can’t begin to imagine what it has been like for her, with Derek battling Covid-19 in intensive care since March. ”
He continued to write: “I was impressed with the way she behaved in public – and like the true professional that she is, Kate’s strength shone. ”
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Alex said he first saw how Kate’s inner strength emerged when she took part in the Prince’s Trust Palace To Palace 45-mile charity bike ride with no training under her belt.
Despite so little practice, Kate overcame “points where her body gave up”, to get a feel for the exercise of the material and Alex said she “crossed the finish line at the castle of Windsor with Ben Shephard and me by his side ”.
Kate showed similar combative skills in the Australian jungle, where she wowed viewers of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Alex continued his praise, writing, “Although what happened to Derek was incomparable, I have seen her fight and I know she has what it takes to keep fighting for her husband. ”
Kate told Good Morning Britain viewers on Tuesday: ‘It was a pretty tough visit [on Monday], he’s had a tough week and it’s frustrating.
“It’s Billy’s birthday, so I think I was very moved, because you think about the day he was born and how Derek was involved and how Derek would have liked to be around, so it was very moving.
Kate continued, “But what the doctor told me is, ‘Sometimes Kate, a day when nothing has backed off and nothing has gone wrong is positive.’
“So it’s a stable day, but I desperately need a step forward.
“But it’s always nice to see him, so it’s wonderful to have the chance to do that. ”
Derek’s recovery will be a slow process as the virus has “attacked everything,” leaving him with clots in his lungs, holes in his heart and making him diabetic, and doctors have warned Kate that Derek may never recover. damage to his body. .
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