Kate Garraway called 'an inspiration' by emotional 'Life Stories' viewers

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Kate Garraway spoke to Piers Morgan for 'Life Stories'. (ITV)

Kate Garraway has been praised as "an inspiration" by viewers of her Life Stories interview with Piers Morgan last night.

The final episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories aired on ITV on Sunday evening before his old Good Morning Britain co-star Garraway takes over as host and the programme marked the change by signing up Garraway as Morgan's last interviewee for the show.

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Garraway, 54, spoke movingly about her husband Derek Draper, the UK's worst affected living COVID patient who spent 13 months in hospital and still needs round-the-clock care now he is back at home.

LONDON - APRIL 03:  TV Presenter Kate Garraway and husband  Derek Draper arrives at the Galaxy British Book Awards at Grosvenor House on April 3, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Derek Draper and Kate Garraway have been married for 13 years. (Jon Furniss/WireImage)

Viewers of the programme commented on how much they loved the TV presenter and how inspirational they thought she was.

One person tweeted: "I’m completely blown away by the amazing @kategarraway Her inner strength, courage, love, dignity and total humility in the face of such trauma is inspiring. I just know she will be giving so many others so much hope in the face of their own struggles. #inspiring #LifeStories"

Someone else added: "In floods of tears watching Kate Garraway on Piers Morgan’s life stories. What an amazing inspirational woman. Cannot believe what she’s been through but she’s still going. Truly humbling."

Another viewer agreed: "I mean you couldn’t love @kategarraway anymore really…what an amazing inspiring lady #LifeStories beautiful inside and out."

The audience included members of Garraway's family and her two children with Draper, Billy and Darcie, who shared how proud they were of their mum.

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One viewer tweeted: "Always loved @kategarraway, but love you more than ever now , you are an inspirational woman Kate , full of personality and fun , really hope Derek gets well , he has a lot to live for , lots of love to you and your beautiful family xxx"

Someone else added: "Just realised how much I love Kate Garraway. What a lovely woman. Sending lots of love, she truly deserves happiness."

Another fans said they thought she was the perfect replacement for Morgan: "Decided to watch #LifeStories and can I say what an amazing inspirational woman @kategarraway is? And shes replacing Piers? Couldn't find a better replacement if I'm honest!! Shes gonna do a fantastic job! Much love and respect to her and her family!!"

Watch: Kate Garraway dedicates award to husband Derek Draper