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Myleene Klass reveals emotional story behind Kate Garraway’s son's birthday party 

Derek Draper is still critically ill in hospital after contracting COVID-19 

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
21 July 2020
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Myleene Klass has opened up about being there for her good friend Kate Garraway - and why Kate's son Billy's birthday party has inspired her. 

The mum-of-three held a Q&A on Instagram Stories where she spoke about Kate, praising her bravery while her husband, Derek Draper, is in hospital after contracting COVID-19. 

WATCH: Kate opens up about her son Billy's emotional birthday party

READ: Kate Garraway enjoys mum chat with Myleene Klass as they finally reunite

After asking about Kate, Myleene wrote: "She's incredible. I don't know what it feels like to walk in her shoes, but I do know what it feels like to be a mum, alone and vulnerable, without all the answers.

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"You need your friends and you need heaps of practical support. Keep cheering for her."

Speaking about celebrating Apollo's first birthday in August, the singer wrote: "Wasn't planning anything big as everything's so up in the air, I don't even know how many people I could have there... then after doing Kate's son's birthday, I've decided to go all out! Even if it's just for a handful of us!" 

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Kate also spoke about celebrating Billy's 11th birthday on Good Morning Britain, saying: "He was completely overwhelmed. He was emotional too, of course, but I said we're going to do it all again when dad gets back."

READ: Myleene Klass speaks out to defend breastfeeding photos of baby son

She previously spoke about how she was apprehensive to throw Billy a party, and how Myleene helped explaining: "I was super nervous about Bill's birthday this year - we usually have a family do with grandparents & a few of his friends but obviously this is not possible. So we are seeing grandparents separately but wanted to do something for him & his mates in the garden. 

"Derek is so brilliant at this, organising treasure hunts & boys own adventures so mentioned to @myleeneklass really didn't want to let Bill down & did she know anyone with a tent we could borrow in case it was wet. Little did I know what I was unleashing! She is in her element!" 

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