Kate Garraway writing book about husband Derek Draper's coronavirus battle

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read
Kate Garraway (Brett Cove / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Kate Garraway is writing a book about her husband's battle with COVID-19 called 'The Power Of Hope'. (Getty Images)

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Kate Garraway is publishing a book about her husband Derek Draper’s battle with coronavirus, sharing her fears and struggles.

The Good Morning Britain presenter – whose husband has been in hospital since March last year after contracting COVID-19 – wants her story, called The Power Of Hope, to help others who have suffered during the pandemic.

Garraway, 53, said: “While my experience of COVID is extreme and extraordinary, I’m only too aware that this virus has impacted every single one of us. We’re all going through this, to some degree.

Kate Garraway and Derek Draper (Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper has been in hospital since March. (Getty Images)

“By telling the story of Derek’s illness and how it has altered our family’s lives, I hope to be able to reach out to others who are suffering.

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“If writing about my experience of facing fear, coping daily with an uncertain future and finding strength for the sake of my kids can help another person feeling lost or in despair, it’ll mean a lot.”

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The TV presenter – who shares daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 11, with Draper – has been opening up about her family’s emotional journey while presenting GMB, after making the decision to return to work in July.

Pre-order it: The Power of Hope by Kate Garraway | £20 from Amazon

'The Power of Hope' will be published in April. (Penguin)
'The Power of Hope' will be published in April. (Penguin)

Draper, 53, fell ill with COVID-19 in March and was placed in a medically-induced coma from which he has still not fully recovered.

In October the former I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestant revealed he had said his first word - which was “pain”.

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Garraway revealed recently that she and her children were able to spend some time Derek over the festive season, which marked the first time the family had all been together for a while.

Kate Garraway, alongside her husband Derek Draper and two children Darcey, 13, and Bill, 10, arrives back at Heathrow Airport after the 2019 series of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kate Garraway with husband Derek Draper and two children Darcey and Billy in December 2019. (Getty Images)

The TV star said the reunion was “wonderful” but that her husband is “very changed”.

Garraway and Draper have been married since 2005.

The Power Of Hope is due to be published by Penguin on 29 April and is available to pre-order now.

Watch: Kate Garraway share details of family’s emotional visit to husband Derek Draper