Who is Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper? All you need to know amid his heartbreaking health battle

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Recently, Kate Garraway shared the touching moment her husband Derek Draper woke from his induced coma.

The Good Morning Britain star, 53, has shared updates on her husband Derek’s battle with Covid-19 and its lasting affects for the duration of his illness.

Derek, 53, has been in hospital for more than a year. He was placed into an induced coma to help him battle the virus and has since beaten it, but has been left with health complications.

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Kate’s husband, who has “no muscle left” and has lost eight stone in his health battle, was left with kidney failure, damage to his liver and pancreas as well as heart failure after beating the virus.

Here’s everything you need to know about Kate’s husband Derek…

Who is Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper?

Derek Draper, 53, is a PR who used to work as a political adviser.

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Derek is from Chorley in Lancashire and he worked as a political aide to former Labour cabinet minister Peter Mandelson.

During this, Derek was at the centre of the scandal known as "Lobbygate" in 1998.

He retrained as a psychotherapist in California for three years, and began working as the Political Editor of the Modern Review in the late 90s.

After this, Derek briefly worked as a columnist for the Daily Express and presented on TalkRADIO UK.

Inside Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway's home she shares with her husband and two children

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He was also the founder and editor of of the blog LabourList but he stepped down following a scandal involving leaked emails.

Derek is also a published author who has written books including Blair's 100 Days and Life Support.

When did Kate Garraway marry Derek Draper?

Derek and Kate married in 2005 in Camden, London.

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Before marrying Derek, Kate was married to former Meridian boss Ian Rumsey from 1998 to 2002.

The pair share two children together, Darcey May Draper who was born in 2006, and William “Billy” Draper who was born in 2009.

Discussing her sex life during a candid chat with the Mail’s You Magazine, Kate previously said she keeps things interesting by “making him a little bit jealous every now and again.”

The television star also revealed her sex life is better in her 50s than it was in her 20s.

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