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Kate Garraway to visit Derek today with sweet surprise after missing anniversary


Kate Garraway has said that she is planning to visit husband Derek Draper today after being unable to visit him on their wedding anniversary yesterday.

The 53-year-old yesterday expressed her heartbreak after saying that she is unable to see husband on their anniversary.

However, she is planning to see him today and has said that she will read him all of the cards he had written to her over the years.

Kate appeared on Good Morning Britain co-host Ben Shephard, who said that they were “thinking of her” yesterday.

She replied that they had “done their best” to make it special despite being unable to see him.

Kate Garraway revealed that she would be visiting her husband Derek today

“We had him on Facetime, my mum and dad were on childcare duties overnight while I’m here and we and the children raised a glass and said ‘Happy Anniversary’.

“I am going to see him today, I have got a card to take in to read to him.

“I’m maybe going to go through all the cards he’s written to me on our anniversary. He was a prolific card writer for birthdays and things, he would always remember.

Kate was unable to visit Derek yesterday

Derek is still recovering from coronavirus, whic he contracted earlier this year

“And when I say ‘was’, it’s not like he’s not still here -he’s still here and hopefully he’ll do it again. When you look back at the stack [of cards] it makes you think.”

“It’s what he took pride in [doing],” Ben supplied.

“Exactly,” Kate replied. “So it will be strange reading toi him because it would always be ‘love you always, Kate’ kind of thing but this time I have made more of an effort.”

Kate is planning to read the cards Derek has written to her over the years

Kate took a break from Good Morning Britain earlier this month to help her children settle into school last week.

She has also been looking after Derek as he continues to recover from Covid-19, which he contracted earlier this year.

Derek still remains in hospital but has awoken from his coma and is recovering from the extensive damage the virus has done.

Speaking to told hosts Susanna Reid and Adil Ray yesterday, she said: “It’s actually Derek and I’s wedding anniversary today, unbelievably.

“15 years today – Richard and Hilary were there on the day, I think. But yeah, what an extraordinary thing.

“I won’t be able to see him today. I kind of hoped he would but it hasn’t worked out that way for the visits. But maybe it would be a bit strange anyway.

“So yeah, it’s a tough day but he’s still here. There’s not a huge amount that’s changed.”

Kate had updated fans in July, announcing that Derek had emerged from his coma into a “state of minimum consciousness.”

She added that she hadn’t seen her co-stars for ages, saying: “There’s so much that happens in those couple of weeks – seeming positives and plungings.”

She told GMB viewers in late August that she’d be taking some time out to help son Billy and daughter Darcey return to school.

Kate has been supporting her children while their father Derek Draper fights coronavirus

Kate also said that she would be looking after Derek.

The presenter went on to thank her thank her co-stars for their support during such a difficult time.

She said: “I just want to say thanks to all of you for being absolutely brilliant since I’ve come back through challenging times.

“Everyone here, you, Ben, Adil and all of the people off and on screen have been amazing.

“The nice thing is everyone talks about ITV and television being this brutal business, and it ‘s not, it’s a family and you’ve all been amazing.”

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV


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