Kate Garraway has shared a heartwarming Christmas moment with husband Derek Draper as she presented Good Morning Britain.
The 54 year old Smooth Radio presenter, who recently opened up about her plans for Christmas, Kate spoke to co-host Richard Bacon, 46, about the touching moment that her family realised that Derek ‘does understand’ as he continues his recovery from Covid-19.
Kate, who shares children Darcey, 15, and Billy, 12, with Derek, 54, and lives in North London recalled the moment that she shared with her husband and children along with her parents.
Speaking on GMB on Christmas Eve, Kate told Richard: “There was a little moment yesterday where, because obviously he still has extraordinary problems with communication, mobility is very limited, massive problems with fatigue and sometimes he doesn’t go unconscious at all, it is the wrong word, but it is like he is not present.
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“And we were playing a silly, silly game – one of those moral question games. ‘Who is most likely to have a secret criminal record’. Do you know those games?
They said: “‘Who is most likely to find money on the floor and keep it?’ Was the question and everybody in the room, we were playing it in his bedroom, so that he could sort of be part of it, everyone that was in the room which was my mum and dad, Darcey, Billy and myself all said at the same time: ‘Darcey!'”
“And he started to laugh! And it was just, honestly, it was just the most lovely moment. So you thought: ‘He does get it, he does understand.”
It comes after Kate opened up about the Christmas she has planned with Derek as he continues to suffer from the ongoing effects of Covid-19 after he spent a year in hospital fighting for his life after contracting the virus last year.
Kate continued: “Of course, he’s not going to be putting on his Santa costume going out with Darcey for a father-and-daughter Christmas shop or the same with Billy.
“None of those things are on the horizon at the moment so it’s adjusting to a new normal but also grateful he’s here at all which we didn’t have at all last year and feared would never happen.”
Kate said she was hoping to bring Derek to Chorley in Lancashire to visit his family this Christmas but “moving him is a big problem”.
She added: “The dream would be to get Derek to Chorley but at the moment, moving him is a big problem. It’s exhausting for him.
“If not, maybe the Drapers could come to us for a big gathering, Covid permitting. And certainly I’ll be seeing the Garraways but my oven is broken so I’m not sure anyone wants to come to me.”