Lorraine Kelly reveals that Derek is “still seriously ill”

Kate Garraway recently visited her husband in the hospital on Christmas Day, but it appears that Derek Draper is “still so seriously ill”.

According to Lorraine Kelly, the 53-year-old is still having a hard time dealing with the aftermath of the coronavirus in the hospital.

The ITV star gave an update on Derek’s condition, admitting that she was inspired by Kate’s “sheer strength”.


Kate Garraway’s husband, Derek Draper, is “still so seriously ill” (Photo credit: SplashNews.com)

Kate Garraway husband: what did Lorraine Kelly say?

In her HI THERE! pillarLorraine, 61, said: “There are so many women I admire and when I feel a little overwhelmed by what is going on in the world, I am inspired by their courage and tenacity.

“First of all there is my friend and colleague Kate Garraway.

Derek is still so seriously ill

“She handled it incredibly that her husband Derek is still so seriously ill.

“He was hospitalized last March after contracting Covid-19 and is still fighting for his life.”

Lorraine Kelly on the red carpet
Lorraine admitted she impressed Kate (Photo credit: SplashNews.com)

In addition, the television star said: “Kate had to stay strong for her children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11.

“I am in awe of their sheer strength.

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“She comes to work at GMB early in the morning, is always an absolute professional and just tries to make her children’s lives as normal as possible.

“Kate has never lost hope and, like all of us, can’t wait for the day Derek is well enough to go home.”


Kate and husband Derek share two children (Photo credit: SplashNews.com)

Lorraine defends co-star Kate

It’s not the first time Lorraine has spoken about Kate, 53.

Back in August 2020, the presenter hit Trolls back for molesting Kate while working on GMB again.

Lorraine said, “I know it has not been easy for Kate to return to Good Morning Britain assignments. There was a couple of wiggles when she gave updates on how Derek is doing, but we’re all so proud.

“That’s why the evil, malicious carp of idiot trolls is so annoying.


Lorraine previously spoke about Kate (Credit: ITV)

“How dare you try Kate to host the show and have the ‘audacity’ to smile and laugh at funny things with your co-hosts.”

She also concluded, “It’s disgusting. No matter how hard anyone tries to ignore such malicious Cretans, Kate will have been deeply hurt. “

What’s the latest about Kate’s husband?

Kate’s husband Derek has been in the hospital since March after contracting the virus.

Recently, however, the Derek family was able to visit over Christmas.

Kate said of GMB, “I knew it was going to be difficult. There was a nice moment we had, over time we saw Derek and the kids, which was the first time they could.

“Of course it was very emotional because he has changed a lot.

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“It was so wonderful, but it also somehow reinforced how sad everything was and how different it is.”

Now that the nation is in a third lockdown, Kate cannot visit Derek.

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