Kate Garraway has been absent from Good Morning Britain over the past few weeks while her husband, Derek Draper, is critically ill in hospital, but her co-stars spoke about her hopes for her husband on Wednesday's show. Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were speaking to a woman who had recovered from the virus after spending a lot of time in hospital, and Piers revealed that these stories give Kate "huge hope".
Kate with her husband Derek
The TV presenter explained: "One of my colleagues, Kate Garraway, her husband has been very critically ill for a long period of time now. And these sort of stories, I have to say, think give Kate huge hope when she hears and sees them." After their guest admitted that her husband was told to prepare for the worst, Piers added: "'She was in the very same position that Clive was in, you can't see your loved one. You just have to muddle through, I guess."
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The dad-of-four recently opened up about why they had stopped updating viewers on Derek's condition, explaining: "We haven't talked about it much because Kate... is going through a living hell like many people. Her husband has been in a very serious condition for many, many weeks. We can all just hope and pray he comes through it, but it's been very, very difficult for Kate and her family.
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"We miss her here at the show, but obviously we stay in touch with her a lot. We send her and the kids all our love and we just wish Derek all the very best." Susanna added: "We haven't said much, we leave it up to Kate, because she updates fans on Thursdays after the Clap for Carers and then Ben Shephard updates viewers the next day."
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