Kate Garraway returns to work after sharing a sad update about Derek

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Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Kate Garraway returned to work at Smooth Radio on Monday after a well-deserved summer break.

Smooth Radio tweeted a picture of the presenter with the caption, “She’s back! It may be Monday morning but that also means @kategGarraway playing you nothing but fantastic songs until 1pm."

Fans were thrilled, commenting, “Radio just got better” and “You look amazing Kate!”

Watch: Kate Garraway describes the 'devastating' effects of long COVID as her husband Derek suffers from extreme fatigue

Just days before, the Good Morning Britain presenter gave fans another update about her husband Derek Draper’s progress. 

Talking with Dr Hilary about Long Covid on GMB, the 54-year-old presenter explained, the fatigue that Derek has, I know he is an extreme case because he’s got multiple organ challenges, but even in some milder cases it happens.”

Heartbreakingly, Kate revealed that Derek is still suffering, saying, “Derek sleeps 20 out of 24 hours a day, he has 10-minute windows when he’s awake. And it’s not just feeling abit tired. He goes white, pale and it’s like everything shuts down so you don’t want that kind of fatigue, even ruling out all the other things that people are suffering with, with Long Covid as well. 

Photo credit: Smooth Radio
Photo credit: Smooth Radio

Kate shared the update about Derek five months after her returned to their family home, after spending over a year in hospital receiving around-the-clock care. 

Thankfully it seemed Kate was thrilled to be back at work, as she posed with the microphone wearing a beautiful floral print dress and a big smile.  

We’re pleased to have you back too Kate!

Watch: What is long COVID?

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