Kate Garraway’s GMB co-stars praised the star for ‘keeping hope alive’ amid her comatose husband Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle.
The Good Morning Britain presenter, 53, wiped away tears as she took part in a nationwide applause in honour of the NHS key workers on Thursday night while her critically-ill husband Derek continues to fight the disease in hospital.
The morning after the clap – which is the last of the weekly tributes – co-stars including Ranvir Singh, Ben Shephard and Piers Morgan praised Kate for ‘keeping hope alive’ following her heartbreaking and moving updates.
Heartache: Kate Garraway’s GMB co-stars praised the star for ‘keeping hope alive’ amid her comatose husband Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle
Ranvir read out her message, which read: ‘We movingly and openly said the NHS are keeping Derek alive. Hope has to keep us all going.’
Ben added: ‘We are sending our love to them and to all of you out there’.
After announcing Kate’s update, they shared her video with her kids – with Ranvir sweetly joked: ‘We’ve got some video of Billy on the drums. They’ve got good rhythm just like their mum and dad.’
Piers meanwhile tweeted: ‘This breaks my heart. Few happier, more positive people than [Kate[. Or a more loyal, decent friend & colleague…
Battle: The Good Morning Britain presenter, 53, wiped away tears as she took part in a nationwide applause in honour of the NHS key workers on Thursday night while her critically-ill husband Derek continues to fight the disease in hospital
‘So many families like hers going through so much unimaginable anguish in this crisis. Sending all my love to Kate & continuing to root for Derek.’
On Thursday evening, Kate lamented the fact the weekly salute was ‘coming to an end before Derek’s ordeal’ and said that she was finding it hard to ‘stay strong’ for their two children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 10.
The star put on a brave face as she joined millions across the nation at 8pm for the 10th week in a row and went all out for the ‘final’ applause with a toy tambourine.
Critically-ill: Kate’s supportive husband and former lobbyist, Derek, was taken into hospital on March 30 and is understood to be in an unresponsive condition as he remains in a critical care unit (pictured together in December)
The GMB star emotionally penned: ‘Hear this might be the last clap for carers so Billy thought we should get the drums out to go out in style!…
‘Its been such a source of weekly comfort for them & me & I must admit I felt the tears come tonight to think it’s coming to an end before Derek’s ordeal with us. .
‘But whether we clap or not next Thursday my eternal thanks to all in the #nhs goes on. They are keeping Derek alive & everyone of them is fighting as hard as Derek is to give us the chance to be reunited. Hope has to keep us all going doesn’t it?
Honour: Piers meanwhile tweeted: ‘This breaks my heart. Few happier, more positive people than [Kate[. Or a more loyal, decent friend & colleague’
‘I am having to find new ways of staying strong everyday for Darcey & Billy , as I know Derek would want me to. It’s not easy but when I think of how hard Derek is fighting & the bravery of all in the #nhs it helps.
‘Thanks so much for all your messages & thanks for sharing on club Garraway.com . Standing together & learning from each other has to get us all through. #hope #love #clapthecarers #wherethereslifethereshope.’
Kate’s supportive husband and former lobbyist, Derek, was taken into hospital on March 30 and is understood to be in an unresponsive condition as he remains in a critical care unit.
Heartache: Kate was seen getting emotional during the clap
Last week Kate shared another update about Derek in a heartfelt Instagram post, revealing that while her ‘heart sinks everyday’ her husband is ‘still here’ although his battle is ‘far from over’. He remains in ICU.
Her GMB colleague Piers Morgan revealed Kate has been given ‘huge hope’ as she hears stories from coronavirus survivors.
The lead presenter, 55, spoke about his close friend after hearing from a woman called Jo Tillbrook who survived coronavirus after a long stint in hospital.
Sweet: Kate shared a video of her two children clapping and playing on drums for their father during the weekly salute for NHS key workers
He said: ‘One of my colleagues, Kate Garraway, her husband has been very critically ill for a long period of time now. And these sort of stories, I have to say, think give Kate huge hope when she hears and sees them.’
Jo’s husband Clive had been told to ‘prepare for the worst’ by doctors, who were concerned that Jo wouldn’t be able to recover – however she made a full recovery.
Piers added: ‘She was in the very same position that Clive was in, you can’t see your loved one. You just have to muddle through, I guess.’
Marriage: Kate and Derek have been married for 14 years (pictured in 2010 with their son Billy)
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