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Kate Garraway reveals husband Derek Draper's sweet reaction to her new dress

The GMB star is now caring for Derek at home

Gemma Strong

Kate Garraway had a very special story to share during her appearance on Good Morning Britain on Thursday.

The mum-of-two opened up about husband Derek Draper's condition following his return home after a year in hospital and had some positive news for viewers.

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She said: "It's been wonderful having Derek at home - and lots of little positives, I think. And whether those are positives because it is genuinely helping his cognition being at home or whether it's just because I'm there to see the little things – whereas I couldn't go in [to hospital] before and we were on Facetime and stuff, I don't know. But it feels positive, so little moments of reaction."

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Derek recently returned home to his family after a year in hosptial

The TV star continued: "And he actually said something the other day. I walked in the other morning just before I left to go to Smooth [radio] and I said, 'I'm off to Smooth now,' and he said, 'New dress?' which was just amazing. And it was, actually!

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"And I thought that was amazing on so many levels because he recognised it, second, he realised to remember that I need a lot of flattery," Kate added, laughing. "So there was some emotional connection there and some basis of what our relationship has always been based on. And it was just a little moment..."

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Kate and Derek have been married since 2005

The presenter, 53, then spoke about Derek's round-the-clock care. "[It's] a very busy home now with lots of experts and teams of people coming in and out," she shared, describing the carers as an "extraordinary bunch of people".

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"We all know, don't we, that carers are incredible – we've said it so much this year," Kate continued. "But for them it's learning about him – they don't know the details - learning about us, learning about me, big learning curve there! So, so far so good, but I don't want to tempt fate, so yeah…"

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The couple are parents to Darcey, 15, and 11-year-old Billy

Lobbyist Derek, 53, spent more than a year in hospital after contracting coronavirus in March 2020. He returned to the couple's home in north London earlier this month.

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