Kate Garraway ignores Good Morning Britain amid concerns over Derek Draper’s condition

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Kate Garraway was absent from her usual Monday presentation slot on Good Morning Britain this week.She normally presents the show alongside Adil Ray or Ben Shephard, while Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid are on summer vacation.

But instead, Adil was joined by Charlotte Hawkins, so viewers didn’t get their normal update on Kate’s husband Derek Draper.

He was in intensive care after a horrific coronavirus battle put him in a medically induced coma.



Kate has been open about the difficult recovery process after Derek’s COVID-19 battle

Now in a barely conscious state, Kate recently revealed that her recovery was much slower than she had hoped.

She said she was desperate for a “step forward” but had been warned by doctors that she was grateful there had not been a major setback.

Kate had asked healthcare professionals about donating her blood in April, but were told at the time that they were “months away” from being confident enough to “clean the blood.”

Speaking on today’s show, Kate said, “The blood plasma treatment is too late to help Derek, but the idea that we can broadcast the things that work on this show is wonderful.



Adil Ray and Charlotte Hawkins were at the helm instead

“For me to be positive at this point and now is wonderful and it’s something that all of us who have had the virus can do, feel that we are helping.

“I see Derek today and I’m going to talk to him about it, but actually I know I got a little echo from the team that helped him, because I didn’t give them a mention. .

“So hello to you, thank you for everything you do and hello to Derek too.”

“We don’t know what he can see or hear, but we know the program is on. ”

After a visit two weeks ago to see Derek in the hospital, Kate said, “It was a pretty tough visit yesterday, it had a tough few weeks, and it’s frustrating. ”

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. .

* Good Morning Britain broadcast weekdays on ITV at 6 a.m.

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