Kate Garraway asks Sky for help as she's isolated at Christmas with no TV or Wi-Fi

Julia Hunt
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Kate Garraway (Getty)

Kate Garraway has pleaded with Sky to help fix her internet issues before Christmas, saying spending the festive period without TV and Wi-Fi feels like the “final straw”.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 53, is facing Christmas without her husband Derek Draper, who has been in hospital since March after contracting the coronavirus.

Because of pandemic restrictions, she will be home with the couple’s two children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11.

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Garraway posted on Twitter: “Hi @skytv - I really hate to do this but can’t get through to anyone on phone for last 3 days - am sure you are frantic - but please can someone get in touch.

“We have no tv or Wi-Fi for kids & me not having that in isolation over Xmas feels like final straw.”

She then received a response from Sky, who said: “Hi @kategarraway can you message us and we will try to help?”

Garraway has previously said she feels sick at the prospect of Christmas without Draper.

File photo dated 10/01/08 of Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper. Kate Garraway is planning to visit her husband in hospital - where staff are switching on Good Morning Britain in the hope of stimulating a response. Derek Draper was admitted to hospital three months ago and although doctors are no longer keeping the 52-year-old in a coma, Garraway has said that "he sort of can't wake-up". The TV host returned to work on Monday after taking time off while Draper has been in intensive care.
Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper. (PA)

She recently told her Good Morning Britain co-host Ben Shephard: "I feel physically sick actually.

“I can sort of feel my chest tightening at the thought of it, and the total panic about the idea of Darcey, Bill and myself on our own at Christmas unable to visit Derek because of potentially restrictions, and that huge emotional hole.

Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper arrive at the National Television Awards 2007, at the Royal Albert Hall on October 31, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper. (Getty Images)

“I don't know how to fill it.

“Without grandparents, without friends helping to fill it.

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“It feels like such a significant moment."

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