Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway shares first picture of husband Derek in hospital

Sam Warner
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Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

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Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has shared a first picture of husband Derek Draper in hospital.

The ITV presenter's husband was hospitalised with COVID-19 a year ago before being placed into an induced coma, and still remains in intensive care.

Kate, who has candidly spoken about her and her family's ordeal over the last 12 months, will open up in new ITV documentary Finding Derek. And in a small teaser for the programme, she shared a picture of her husband in a hospital bed.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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"Derek is the sickest person this team of doctors have treated that has lived," she says. "Is he going to be able to come back, or will he be alive but no longer the person he was?"

This clip comes after Kate spoke over the weekend about being in "continual survival mode" amid the horrific ordeal.

Speaking to The Times, she also mentioned their "complicated" legal situation, with the absence of a power of attorney meaning she cannot access Derek's accounts or their joint savings account.

Photo credit: James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock

"I haven't really got my head round the legal situation," she said. "I've been in a continual survival mode. Just thinking, let's get through today. Let's check the children are sane and fed and happy. Let's see what the latest is with Derek. Let's try to research what we can do about Derek.

"I have tried to sort of wake up from that and think about the future. But nobody can tell you what the future is."

Finding Derek will provide an "intimate insight" into how Kate and her family have coped with Derek's illness.

Finding Derek will air on ITV next Tuesday (March 23) at 9pm.

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