The presenter, 46, said she was 'inspired' and 'so full of admiration' for Kate, 54, and commended her for staying strong and remaining professional while going through so much in her personal life.
Speaking to Prima magazine about her pal, Charlotte said: 'I’m so full of admiration for Kate. She inspires me. She’s gone through so much in her personal life, and yet is able to carry on and it doesn’t affect her professional life.
Praise: Charlotte Hawkins has heaped praise on her pal and Good Morning Britain co-star Kate Garraway for the way she's handled things amid husband Derek Draper's covid-19 battleInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'I knew how desperately heart-breaking it was and for her to be able to come into Good Morning Britain and to carry on presenting was incredible. I think she found that it focused her mind.'
The TV personality went on to describe how can seamlessly switched from speaking to her husband all night to speaking to politicians and other guests on the show who had been affected by the virus.
She said: 'Sometimes she’d be up all night, she’d be talking to Derek on FaceTime, then she’d be straight into Good Morning Britain. She’d be speaking to politicians and people whose relatives had died and were going through it.'
Inspired: The presenter, 46, said she was 'inspired' and 'so full of admiration' for Kate, 54, and commended her for staying strong and remaining professional while going through so much in her personal life (pictured together in 2019)
The beauty added that she's 'amazed' at how Kate has managed to cope in the way she has.
Read the full interview with Charlotte Hawkins in the August issue of Good Housekeeping on sale now. It is available in all supermarkets and online at MagsDirect
During the chat, Charlotte told how she still 'keeps in touch' with former co-star Piers Morgan, who quit the show earlier this year after a row about Meghan Markle.
She recalled how they met up recently with cheeky Piers, 56, texting her beforehand to inform her that he couldn't wait to 'annoy' her again.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
But Charlotte added that she 'loves' Piers' 'mischievousness' and joked that he could annoy people a way that 'no one else