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Kate Garraway says husband has had 'tough old week' in ongoing coronavirus battle

Julia Hunt
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Watch: Kate Garraway on her husband Derek’s ‘tough week’

Good Morning Britain star Kate Garraway has said her husband has had “a tough old week” as he remains in hospital amid his coronavirus battle.

Derek Draper, the TV star’s husband of 15 years, fell ill in March and has been in hospital since then.

Updating viewers on the ITV show, Garraway said it had been a tough few days for Draper – but she also shared some good news, revealing that people had been offering to lend her their cars after her own was stolen.

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People have been “so nice”, Garraway told her co-presenter Ben Shephard.

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“And it's been kind of a bit of a tough old week for Derek so I haven't got back to anybody, and I haven’t sorted it out yet,” she added.

“But it's just so lovely, some viewers are offering to lend me their cars!”

Kate Garraway (Brett Cove / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Kate Garraway (Brett Cove / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Shephard then read out a string of messages from people offering up their vehicles to Garraway.

“I am constantly blown away by how lovely you've all been through this,” she said. “And it’s that kind of kindness and generosity that will get us through.”

Garraway’s family car, which she and her two children lovingly call “Vicky the Volvo”, was swiped earlier this month.

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She previously said on GMB that she initially assumed the car’s absence was down to a parking ticket that may have been overlooked while Draper was in hospital but discovered it had actually been stolen.

File photo dated 10/01/08 of Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper. Kate Garraway says she is "desperate" to see improvement in husband Derek Draper's condition from the effects of coronavirus. The Good Morning Britain co-host, 53, visited Draper in hospital, where he has been since March.
Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper (PA)

“It was such a body blow, particularly to [son] Billy, because that’s our family car, it’s just another thing that has been grabbed away,” she said.

Garraway also told viewers that one of the nurses at the hospital where Draper is being treated has also had her car stolen.

“I know times are tough and people turn to things they shouldn't do but it is heart-breaking, it is an intrusion, it's something that's yours,” she said.

Watch: Kate Garraway reveals her car has been stolen