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Kate Garraway’s touching Christmas message with Derek Draper

GOOD Morning Britain host Kate Garraway delivered an emotional message about her Christmas plans with husband Derek Draper.

The TV presenter told her co-host Richard Bacon what the holiday season looks like for her family as Derek, 54, continues recovering from coronavirus.

Kate updated fans on Derek's health on Good Morning Britain

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Kate updated fans on Derek’s health on Good Morning BritainCredit: ITV
Derek was immobilized and unable to speak properly after battling coronavirus last year

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Derek was immobilized and unable to speak properly after battling coronavirus last yearCredit: ITV

Speaking on the ITV breakfast show, Kate, 54 years old, told Richard, 46, of the extraordinary moment they realized that the former lobbyist “could understand” her.

She details what it means that even though he is still recovering physically from his two-year battle with the virus, he will still be involved this Christmas.

“Sometimes it’s like he’s not around for you,” the mother-of-two explains of her husband, who still has difficulty communicating verbally.

But despite the fatigue and mobility issues, Kate revealed that he laughed during a family discussion about money before the festive season.

“Who is most likely to find money on the exchange and keep it?” Her family was asked as part of a fun game at home, which Derek participated in.

“Everybody in the room said at once, ‘Darcy!’ and Derek started laughing,” explains Kate. “It’s a lovely moment because you think, ‘He gets it, he gets it’.”

Richard went on to ask if those moments were happening more often, as the TV star explained she was full of “hope” about Derek’s recent improvements.

“You get these unusual flashes of light, creating a great glimmer of hope,” she explains. “That has to sustain you through those periods where you feel like there’s never been any change.”

Keeping upbeat, she added: “But above all we are fortunate that we have the opportunity, because so many people have passed away.”

She also thanked the NHS staff for helping her through a difficult time, concluding: “You have to remember that in the midst of a pandemic there is good, there is sharing, community and compassion.”

Discussing what their Christmas celebration will be like this year, Kate admitted that she is happy to have Derek home even though they are adjusting to a “new normal” as he continues to recover.

Adding insult to injury, the GMB star also revealed that no one wanted her to host a Christmas dinner because her oven was broken.

She told Woman’s Own: “This year, we brought him home – and we were able to keep him at home.

“Of course, he’s not going to go out dressed as Santa Claus with Darcey at the father-and-daughter Christmas store or with Billy.

“None of that is on the horizon at the moment so it’s adjusting to a new normal but also thankful that he’s been here all that we weren’t there last year. last and feared that would never happen.”

Kate added: “The dream is to bring Derek to Chorley. Moving him is a big deal right now: it’s exhausting for him.

“If not, maybe the Drapers can come to us for a big gathering, Covid allow.

“And I’m sure I’ll get to see the Garraways but my oven’s broken so I’m not sure anyone wants to come with me.”

Earlier this month, viewers watched Host of Good Morning I’m in tears than her husband Derek in appeared on Piers Morgan Life Stories.

Derek was taken to the hospital in March of last year after contracting Covid-19.

He was seriously ill and was hospitalized for over a year, last before going home to be looked after by Kate and their children in April.

Family feared Derek would not survive but he returned home to North London in April

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Family feared Derek would not survive but he returned home to North London in April
Kate Garraway asks if Harry and Meghan’s Christmas cards will be rolled out to ‘usurp the Queen’

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Huynh Nguyen

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