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Kate Garraway flashes smile as she takes cover from the rain with a newspaper


Kate Garraway wasn’t going to let a little rain dampen her spirits as she stepped out in London on Friday. 

The Good Morning Britain, 54, presenter was spotted heading to Global Studios to host her Smooth Radio show and flashed a smile as she took cover from the wet weather with a newspaper. 

Her appearance comes after Kate opened up about her husband Derek Draper’s Covid battle and revealed doctors had told her he ‘wouldn’t recover’, if he didn’t make any progress within two years.  

Powering on: Kate Garraway didn’t let a little rain dampen her spirits as she braved the streets to head to her Smooth Radio show in London on Friday

Kate’s husband was first hospitalised in March 2020, when he fell ill after contracting coronavirus, and spent 12 months in hospital after suffering complications from the virus.

Derek, 53, is now at home and Kate has been juggling taking care of the former lobbyist, with looking after the couple’s two children – Darcey, 15, and William, 11 – and her working commitments. 

Seeming in good spirits, however, the TV star was seen flashing a smile as she arrived for her latest radio show in the rain. 

Kate cut a stylish figure in a leopard print midi dress and tailored white coat, which she teamed with nude court heels. 

Taking cover: The Good Morning Britain presenter, 54, was seen shielding herself from the downpour with a newspaper on her head

Taking cover: The Good Morning Britain presenter, 54, was seen shielding herself from the downpour with a newspaper on her head

Kate appeared to have her hands full as she toted a large cream bag on one shoulder and was seen pulling a travel case behind her. 

Shielding herself from the downpour, she made sure to protect her blow-dried locks and held a newspaper on her head as she made her way through the capital. 

Her appearance comes after Kate shared an update on Derek’s recovery and explained how doctors had informed her he needs to make significant improvements in order to recover.

She was told that Derek probably ‘wouldn’t recover’ if her didn’t make progress in the two years after he caught Covid. He has already spent a year in hospital and continues to recover from the deadly infection. 

Smile: Seeming in good spirits, Kate flashed a smile as she made her way to Global Studios

Smile: Seeming in good spirits, Kate flashed a smile as she made her way to Global Studios

Stylish: Kate looked lovely in a leopard print midi dress and white tailored coat

Stylish: She finished off her outfit with a pair of nude court heels

Stylish: Kate looked lovely in a leopard print midi dress and white tailored coat

Kate disclosed that Derek’s neurologist, known as Dr W, also said ‘time and waiting are your friends’ because he ‘had never seen anything like this before so can’t personally chart the recovery’, reports The Daily Star. 

She had pressed Dr W on how much time to allow for Derek’s recovery and was shocked to learn his estimated time frame of two years. 

Writing in her new book, The Power of Hope, Kate recalled her conversation with the neurologist: ‘I had already waited so long, “How long before you know more? Not how long will it take for him to recover, because you don’t know if he can even recover, but how long before you might know more?”

On the move: Kate appeared to have her hands full as she toted a handbag and pulled a travel case behind her along the street

On the move: Kate appeared to have her hands full as she toted a handbag and pulled a travel case behind her along the street

Brave face: Her appearance comes after Kate shared an update on husband Derek Draper's Covid battle, as he continues to recover at home

Brave face: Her appearance comes after Kate shared an update on husband Derek Draper’s Covid battle, as he continues to recover at home

Long road ahead: Doctors have said Derek probably 'won't recover' from Covid if he doesn't make significant improvements in the two years since contracting the virus

Long road ahead: Doctors have said Derek probably ‘won’t recover’ from Covid if he doesn’t make significant improvements in the two years since contracting the virus

‘It was a confusing question, but I knew what I meant and he seemed to as well.’

She continued: ‘After another long pause, he looked straight at me, then away. “Well, Kate” – the first time he had used my name – “I think it’s fair to say if he is still like this after two years we will know there is very little chance of him making any meaningful recovery.”

‘”TWO YEARS!” I screamed inside my head. Up until now I had been living by the minute, hours on the phone monitoring infection levels and statistics, trying to get a handle on where Derek was, wondering every time I went to sleep if he would still be alive in the morning.’

Tough: Derek has spent 12 months in hospital - he was first hospitalised in March 2020 when he caught coronavirus and put into a medically induced coma

Tough: Derek has spent 12 months in hospital – he was first hospitalised in March 2020 when he caught coronavirus and put into a medically induced coma

‘How could I go on like this for another two years? Worse still, how could Derek be trapped like this for two years? The timescale winded me and I’m sure I must have slumped a bit in the chair,’ she penned.

On his hospitalisation, Derek was placed into a medically induced coma before he woke in July, four months later. 

Coronavirus had caused havoc throughout his entire body and resulted in him suffering from kidney failure, as well as damage to his liver and pancreas.  

On more than one occasion his heart stopped beating, he battled bacterial pneumonia and fought multiple infections which punctured holes in his lungs. 

Derek is considered to be the longest surviving Covid-19 patient in the UK and now at home, he still requires round-the-clock care. 

Family: Kate shares two children - Darcey, 15, and William, 11 - with husband Derek

Family: Kate shares two children – Darcey, 15, and William, 11 – with husband Derek



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