Kate Garraway admits she feels bad for 'having fun' on GMB while husband Derek Draper is in hospital

Danny Thompson
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Kate Garraway returns to the Smooth Radio studio in London to present her first national show since her time in the jungle on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kate Garraway in the Smooth Radio studio in London. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Kate Garraway has revealed she “feels bad” for enjoying herself on Good Morning Britain while husband Derek Draper remains in hospital following his coronavirus battle.

The presenter told GMB viewers it is a “difficult balance” to strike while Draper, 52, is in “a minimally conscious state”.

Draper was hospitalised after contracting COVID-19 back in March, and though he no longer has the virus, it has had a severe impact on his body.

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Garraway was urged by doctors to return to work, and has been a regular on GMB since her return last month.

Speaking to co-host Adil Ray on Monday’s show, she said: “I feel conscious of not... I know everyone has been so lovely and concerned for him, and it's difficult, isn't it.

“There's so many people out there with people who are sick that you don't want to talk about it on Good Morning Britain all of the time.

"It's then not cheering up everybody that's trying to cope with COVID.

"But then on the other hand last week when we were having fun and games, you feel almost bad because you think, 'I’m laughing and he’s still there in a minimally conscious state,' it's a difficult balance.”

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 their children at Heathrow Airport after the 2019 series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

Updating viewers on Draper’s progress, Garraway admitted his recovery is still “a waiting game”.

She added: "I'm worried about him and he still has lots of challenges.

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"Challenges in terms of food, challenges with everything, lungs and everything, and we just want him to wake up.

"The nurses are putting this show on in the morning for him, in the hope that it might trigger something.

"It's a waiting game, but at least I am lucky that I have the chance to wait, because he is still with us."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV from 6am.