Kate Garraway has revealed how she’s found new ways to keep strong for her children as her husband Derek Draper battles coronavirus in intensive care.

The Good Morning Britain star is said to be “going through hell” as her husband of 15 years battles the virus in hospital, where he has been critically ill for two months.

Kate, 53, has now bravely opened up on how she’s been coping as Derek is still unable to communicate with his family.

  • Kate Garraway speaks to husband Derek on the phone every night as he battles coronavirus in intensive care

  • Kate Garraway breaks down in tears as she gives emotional update on husband Derek's battle against coronavirus

The TV presenter wrote on social media as she looks after son Billy, 10, and daughter Darcey, 14: “I felt the tears come to think it’s coming to an end while our fear for Derek goes on.”

She added, referring to the weekly Clap For Carers: ”But even if we don’t clap next Thursday it won’t diminish my eternal thanks to all in the #NHS. They are keeping Derek alive & every one of them is fighting as hard as Derek is to give us the chance to be reunited.

"Hope has to keep us all going doesn’t it? I am having to find new ways of staying strong everyday for Darcey & Billy, as I know Derek would want me to.


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"It’s not easy but when I think of how hard Derek is fighting & the bravery of all in the #NHS it helps."

It comes after her ITV colleague Lorraine revealed that Kate speaks to her husband every night on the phone while he’s in hospital.

Speaking on Friday’s show, Lorraine said: "We should mention our Kate, our Kate Garraway who was out there clapping last night as usual with her children Darcey and Billy," said Lorraine.

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"She has been quite remarkable throughout all this is. As I'm sure you know her husband Derek is still in intensive care.

"He's still with us, there's still hope, but it's very very emotional for her. She said last night she's trying to find new ways to stay strong.

"She calls him every night but she's not sure he can hear her. The staff put the phone to his ear.

"I'm sure on some level he does, Kate. We're sending you all our love."

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