Kate Garraway pulls out of Good Morning Britain after husband Derek Draper takes ‘serious turn for worse’

Kate Garraway has reportedly been forced to cancel work commitments after husband Derek Draper was rushed to hospital (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Kate Garraway has reportedly been forced to cancel work commitments after husband Derek Draper was rushed to hospital (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Kate Garraway was forced to pull out of Good Morning Britain after husband Derek Draper was rushed to hospital, according to reports.

The TV presenter, 55, was noticeably absent from Wednesday morning’s episode and is also believed to have pulled out of her Smooth FM radio show, with a source now claiming that it was due to a family emergency.

“Derek has been taken back to hospital this morning in a very serious condition,” the insider told The Sun.

“The family are very worried about him but Derek is in the best hands.”

Derek Draper contracted Covid in March 2020 and he is believed to be Britain’s longest-suffering Covid patient after spending 13 months in hospital (ITV)
Derek Draper contracted Covid in March 2020 and he is believed to be Britain’s longest-suffering Covid patient after spending 13 months in hospital (ITV)

They continued to say that the star was by his side and is “keeping it together as best she can,” and that while she is devoted to her work, Garraway had “no choice” but to step away from her work commitments as it’s an “incredibly difficult time” for her and their family.

The couple have been married since 2005 and share children Darcey, 16, and Billy, 12.

Mr Draper contracted Covid in March 2020 and he is believed to be Britain’s longest-suffering Covid patient after spending 13 months in hospital.

He was finally allowed home in April 2021.

His recovery, which requires around-the-clock care and daily medication, has been documented in two ITV films, Finding Derek and its follow-up, Caring For Derek.

Earlier this month, Garraway revealed that her husband was back in hospital, but did not disclose why.

The Standard has contacted a representative for Kate Garraway for comment.

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