Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan have paid tribute to Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper as he battles coronavirus in intensive care.
Good Morning Britain star Kate is said to be “sick with worry” about her husband of 15 years after he tested positive for Covid-19 last week.
Kate herself is isolating at home with their two children, Darcey and William, after experiencing symptoms.
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On Monday’s Good Morning Britain, her co-stars sent their love to Derek and Kate after the sad news of his diagnosis.
Susanna, 49, said during the show: “I know I speak for all of the team and all of our viewers when we send our love to Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper.
“We send him every ounce of strength as he recovers from coronavirus and our love to Kate.”
She continued: “You may have read over the last couple of days that Derek is in intensive care, he's tested positive for coronavirus.
“On Thursday night, Kate posted a video on Instragram when she and her family were clapping for carers, and said that she had an extra reason to do that.
“We thank all of the NHS workers who are working so hard at the moment treating those who are suffering from the virus.”
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Piers added to the tributes, saying it was “agonising” to hear that Derek has contracted the virus.
It was confirmed that Derek had tested positive for coronavirus last week and was admitted to hospital on Monday.
A spokesperson for I’m A Celebrity star Kate said: “Kate's husband, Derek Draper, has been taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive care with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper in intensive care fighting deadly coronavirus
Piers Morgan shares emotional message as GMB co-star Kate Garraway’s husband battles coronavirus in intensive care
“Kate, hasn't been tested, however she has also been displaying mild symptoms, also since Monday, and as a result has been on strict isolation with her children at home.”
A source added to The Sun of the situation: “This is a desperate situation for Kate who is sick with worry about Derek's health.
“She is obviously off TV too. Everyone at GMB is so worried for her.”
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