Kate Garraway says hubby Derek Draper is ‘trapped’ after brutal Covid-19 battle

Kate Garraway has said her husband Derek Draper is "trapped" following his lengthy health battle after contracting the coronavirus last year.

The Good Morning Britain star, 53, became a single mum to her and Derek's two children all of a sudden in March 2020 when he was admitted to hospital, before undergoing treatment in intensive care.

After he was put in an induced coma, Kate stepped back from work to look after their kids as her husband fought the deadly virus.

Derek remains in the hospital recovering from the after-effects of Covid-19 and Kate has now said her hubby is stuck in and out of consciousness.

Appearing on The One Show on BBC One on Thursday night, Kate talked about her ITV documentary called Finding Derek.

The show is said to give an "unflinching account" of her husband's horrific fight over the last 12 months.

Kate said he is "trapped in the middle ground" as he can sometimes talk before slipping out of consciousness.

Speaking on the show, she said: "One of the things I'm here to talk about is the documentary and what you will see is that this time last year, I was, like a lot of us, wondering what was coming our way."

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Kate continued: "I was fearing the worst, on air reading headlines about the earliest cases of people contracting coronavirus and then I suddenly found myself right in the middle of it.

"And I'd say there was weeks and months of living minute by minute, wondering if I was going to get the call to say whether he lived or died."

Kate went on to say he can sometimes talk or say words.

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She said: "What I feel like is that I'm on a life boat somehow and he's coming up and down. You're on this precipice trying to hold onto him.

"There'll be moments where he bubbles up and you have contact with him on FaceTime because of the Covid restrictions.

"It feels like you're going to have to fill him with so much positivity because he's going to sink down."

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