Kate Garrarway reveals husband Derek Draper has lost eight stone in six months as he remains in hospital

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Kate Garraway has revealed her husband Derek Draper has lost eight stone in six months after he has been left fighting for his life.

Good Morning Britain star Kate’s husband Derek, 53, was rushed to hospital in March after he contracted coronavirus.

Derek was put in a medically-induced coma and has beaten the disease but remains in hospital following complications.

Speaking to YOU Magazine, Kate recalled the first time she got to see him on FaceTime as he remained in hospital.

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Kate explained: “When I finally got to FaceTime him, seeing him unconscious was a big shock. He’s lost nearly eight stone in weight, a lot of it muscle throughout his body.

“He looked worn-out,thin and pale with dark circles under his eyes and there were lots of tubes.”

The GMB star, who was recently defended by Kerry Katona as she was targeted by cruel trolls, wasn’t able to visit her husband in person until July.

She explained: “I see him quite infrequently, not as often as I’d wish.”


Kate also revealed her husband has shown signs of consciousness recently, including opening his eyes.

But, the star is unsure if her husband’s condition will improve.

She said: “We hope and believe he will come out of it, but we just don’t know.

“The heart of the family has been ripped out and we don’t know if we will ever get it back.”

Kate revealed she doesn’t get her hopes up if Derek has a good day anymore.

Mum of two said: “If they say this has improved today you don’t feel the euphoria you’d like because you have this feeling the next day something else will have gone wrong.

“At first it was all about Derek’s lungs, but then his kidneys started failing and he was on dialysis.

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“Now they’ve realised Covid can affect every cell of the body.”

But the journalist, who has been supported by Peter Andre, still hopes one day Derek’s condition will improve.

She said: “What you have to keep thinking is there were so many moments when doctors thought we’d lost Derek or were about to, and he’s still here. There is still hope.”

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