PUBLISHED: 11:44, Tue, Sep 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:34, Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Kate Garraway, 53, returned to Good Morning Britain in July four months after her husband Derek Draper, 53, was admitted to hospital with coronavirus, which has since led onto further health complications. The presenter was advised to return to work and resume to normal life by doctors, as her husband’s recovery remains unclear.
Kate has now revealed why she was apprehensive about returning to the show, as she addressed a comment which was misinterpreted by viewers.
She explained: “I very consciously didn’t want to talk too much on air about the sadness of Derek.
“I don’t want to bring anybody down; my job is to cheer people up.
“But it’s a balance: I also don’t want anyone to think, ‘There she is smiling and not caring about her husband’.”
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Kate Garraway addressed a comment she made on GMB which was misinterpreted by viewers (Image: WENN•ITV)
Kate Garraway discussed her concerns about returning to Good Morning Britain (Image: ITV)
The mother-of-two mentioned her concerns on-air, but some viewers misinterpreted this as her saying she had been trolled for being cheerful.
“That was taken all wrong,” she explained.
Clarifying her comment, she added: “I anticipated nastiness, but the truth is I haven’t been trolled at all. Everyone has been staggeringly supportive.”
Kate’s husband of 15 years remains in hospital after the coronavirus led to further health problems, including issues with his intestines.
Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper remains in hospital after a battle with coronavirus (Image: PA)
Kate Garraway said 'everyone has been staggeringly supportive'