GMB host Kate Garraway thanks Emma Willis for saving her Christmas after she put food on her table

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When Kate Garraway was facing a Christmas Day dinner disaster, Emma Willis really stepped up to the plate.

The TV presenter had her first Christmas without beloved husband Derek Draper, who is continuing his recovery in hospital after Covid-19 left him fighting for his life.

Derek, 53, was hospitalised in March and was put into an induced coma, finally waking in July but he continues to need around-the-clock medical support.

So Kate had to do Christmas without him – and it certainly wasn't without its complications.

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The 53 year old couldn't get a delivery slot and shielding, she was unable take a trip to the supermarket herself to fetch food.

Emma found out about the struggle and arrange for a huge festive meal to be delivered to Kate's home.

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Grateful Kate returned to social media and thanked those who came together and made this Christmas more bearable – and revealed the former Big Brother host really saved the day.

"Well here we are folks #newyearseve the last day of a year few will be sorry to see the back of," she wrote on Instagram.

"Have been quiet for a while – getting through Christmas has been a challenge hasn’t it with all the emotions it stirs in our strange world & no where really to put them – except in hope. And there is still so much real hope out there.

"Not just in the extraordinary health care workers & researchers who definitely hold a bright light for the future. But in all the little kindnesses."

Kate revealed some "wonderful people" eased what was a very stressful time – Emma included.

The Good Morning Britain host said: "We had a calamitous few days in the run up to Christmas – but we got through thanks to some wonderful people.

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"The guys from @bondconstruction who literally got on their hands & knees with me to bucket out water after we had 2 pipe leaks that flooded our home.

"Also @emmawillisofficial & @marksandspencer who made sure we had #gorgeousfood for our Christmas dinner when I couldn’t get a delivery slot anywhere.

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"Also the guys from @britishgas who spent hours on the phone helping me to get a fridge & freezer to put the food in."

Kate added: "The guys from @skyhelp who talked me through getting our WiFi & tv working on Xmas eve. Your kindness & spirit is overwhelming.

"And all @itv & @global for their constant support. Sending love & virtual hugs to all of you who have sent messages – spreading the love is what will give us all a truly happy new year."

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