Kate Garraway shares big life update in heartfelt tribute to late husband Derek

Kate Garraway
-Credit: (Image: Instagram/@kategarraway)


Kate Garraway is set to hit the road for a family staycation in Cornwall, showing off her new four-wheeled friend on Instagram. Kate shared that she's up sticks and heading to the coast on an "annual family trip" accompanied by her parents and extended kin.

In quite the lengthy post, Kate shared nostalgic feels over her shiny new number, penned as a special tribute to late husband Derek Draper, who passed away early this year, stating he would surely give his approval of the sleek new car. The Good Morning Britain star fondly noted: "We haven't had a car since Vickie Volvo was stolen and Percy Peugeot had to go back but thanks to some amazing friends who've helped me loan a brand new @volvocaruk C90 - I absolutely love it! ! ! !".

She clarified, though enthusiastic: "Not an advert just a passion! Feels like old times with hands on an @volvocars wheel, although bitter sweet as this would have been the perfect car to carry Derek in and out of with plenty of room for a hoist and wheelchair in the back." Want less ads? Download WalesOnline’s Premium app on Apple or Android.

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"But I know he would approve and it's come just in time to take my mum and Dad away on our annual Cornwall trip with ALL the Garraways! Dad slightly tense about me driving but relieved that it beeps every time near an obstacle! Now just have to find a name for it? ! Hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday xxx."

Heartfelt comments rapidly followed Kates video reveal, with one fan saying: "Enjoy you beautiful soul. Have a great family time. Derek will be with you all on the journey." "Enjoy your family time, well deserved make lots of memories, I think you should call your car destiny! " another added, OK! reported.

A third said: "You should call the car Derek as he would have loved it, and hope you and Darcey and Billy and rest of the family have a brilliant chilled relaxed holiday you all deserve x." Following reports, Kate is grappling with a devastating £150,000 bill due to the closure of her late husband's business, Astra Aspera.

Earlier in the year, Kate opened up about feeling "ashamed" for being in debt despite having an "incredible" and "well-paid" job at ITV. For the latest TV & Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter.

She disclosed that she had to dip into her pension to manage the outstanding bills related to her husband, who has since passed away. During a segment on Good Morning Britain discussing the NHS and private care, she revealed: "I have had to withdraw the bit you can get tax free from my pension to pay for belated bills for my husband, who has now passed away. People are having to do things - it wasn't a huge pension in the first place - which aren't what they saved for."