KATE GARRAWAY has been absent from Good Morning Britain for some weeks now as her husband is currently being treated for coronavirus. With Derek Draper still in a comatose condition, her co-star Piers Morgan revealed his colleague was going through a “living hell”.
Kate Garraway, 53, is one of Good Morning Britain‘s most beloved presenters and ITV viewers have certainly been missing her presence on the show. Since the end of March, the broadcaster hasn’t been on screen as her husband Derek, 52, was admitted to hosptial with coronavirus and has since been comatose, with the former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! camp mate sharing updates with her followers on social media. On this morning’s edition of the show, host Piers Morgan, 55, gave a message to his co-star as he said she was going through “a living hell”.
The host and Susanna Reid, 49, were joined by a number of guests to discuss the day’s headlines, including Conservative MP, Iain Duncan Smith.
Wanting to offer his best wishes to Kate, the latter began his appearance by sharing his thoughts on Derek’s condition with the presenters.
Piers said: “We haven’t talked about it much because Kate Garraway is going through a living hell like many people.
“Her husband has been in a very serious condition for many many weeks,” he continued, referring to his seven week admittance in hospital so far.
“We can all just hope and pray he comes through it, but it’s been very, very difficult for Kate and her family,” Piers continued as he sent a message to Kate.
“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 also 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.”
Viewers also sent their messages of support to the Good Morning Britain presenter as she has to stay at home whilst her spouse is in hosptial.
Taking to Twitter following Piers’ update, one of those watching at home posted: “@kategarraway praying for your Derek and am sure most people in the country are thinking of you and your family.
“@GMB lovely of IDS to send his best to @kategarraway and family, made me well up,” a second added.
Whilst a third wrote: “@kategarraway You are doing amazing for your family and husband ! The highs and lows of this virus are overwhelming! Stay strong.”
Speaking before the host shared his message, Iain Duncan Smith said: “Can I send my very best wishes to Kate at this difficult time because it must be horrible for her at the moment.”
Kate has been communicating with her husband via phone calls, although he is unable to provide a response, as she stays at the couple’s home with their two young children.
Derek was first admitted to hospital at the end of March, where he tested postive for COVID-19 and was quickly moved to intensive care.
For this reason, the broadcaster was forced to self-isolate as she too presented with symptoms of the virus.
Even though this has been a very difficult time for the family, the journalist has managed to share brief updates with followers via her Instagram page.
In her most recent, Kate posted a video of her son as she paid tribute to front line workers, explaining she wasn’t able to video the clap as her husband was on FaceTime the whole time.
The broadcaster admitted she “wasn’t sure” if Derek could hear what was happening, but thanked the team looking after him.
Showing a video of son Billy, the presenter then went on to add how the youngster was paying tribute to the front line workers looking after his father.
She then told her followers going through the same ordeal to “stay strong” and once again thanked them for their support.