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Kate Garraway: Derek has told me he loves me

Kate Garraway has opened up on the traumatic year her family has had in her new book The Power of Hope after her husband Derek Draper was admitted into hospital with COVID-19. Derek has recently returned home after spending over a year in hospital but the Good Morning Britain presenter revealed to Iain Dale on LBC there were several moments were she broke down. 

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The LBC presenter quizzed Kate on those emotional moments after the GMB host shared advice to radio listener Shelagh, who had tragically lost her son. 

Kate told the listener how important it was to open up to someone and allow yourself to cry. 

Iain said: “There’s nothing wrong with a few tears and there must have been moments when you literally had to howl you eyes out?"

“Yes,” Kate replied. “I locked the bathroom door and howled my eyes out and there’s moments were you think, ‘Why me?’

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“But there’s also moments where you think, ‘Why not me?’ And also, ‘Why has Derek survived when others haven’t survived?’

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Kate Garraway Derek Draper LBCKate Garraway opened up about her husband Derek on LBC (Image: LBC/ITV)

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“It’s a tough world and actually every day nothing to do with Covid people are facing challenging things and actually if you reach out there is love there.”

Iain remarked: “You made a decision to go back to work, that must have been quite a difficult thing to do and you must have also been a little bit worried about what the public reaction to you doing that might be?”

“Well it was sort of around the end of June beginning of July when the doctors said it wasn’t just would he live or would he die but there was this third challenge that he might never wake up,” Kate answered. 

“When I was given the sense of not just living minute by minute but this might go on for weeks, months, years.”

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