Kate Garraway shares emotional Father's Day message amid husband's health battle

Chris Edwards
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Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway has shared an emotional Father's Day message amid her husband Derek Draper's health battle.

The presenter recently revealed that Derek is COVID-free, but he still remains hospitalised and has been since March.

In an emotional Instagram post, Kate paid tribute to her "Dad Trinity", which consists her father Gordon, Derek's father Ken, and Derek himself.

"Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful Daddy’s out there," she captioned an image of the trinity.

"A tough day for us but am filled with so much love & gratitude to still have for my Dad "Trinity" – that's my Dad Gordon , Derek’s dad Ken and of course Derek himself (officially the Best Dad in the World according to Darcey & Billy.)"

"All three of them never happier than when they are with their children. I’m so grateful to have you still in our lives – & know so many today don’t have that. But the love is there – no separation can change that.

Kate went on to thank her followers for all their kind messages of support following her interviews with Ben Shephard on GMB and The Sun a couple of weeks ago. Explaining why she hasn't posted on social media since, she said: "I just needed a little time. They were incredibly emotional experiences & to be honest left me with a range of feelings."

Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

"Whatever happens next I’m afraid it IS going to be a long road, with an uncertain end that isn’t even nearly in sight right now," she continued. "BUT. This week I am refocusing on hope that as a family we are going to pull together with the support of friends and get through everything come what may."

Thanking the healthcare workers who are assisting Derek, she added: "I know that the amazing people keeping Derek alive, stand shoulder to shoulder with me in NEVER giving up on him.

"After all we are all having to do that aren’t we in one way or another – this ghastly time has affected us all & life deals us blows that we just have to bounce back from & celebrate the good. This Father’s Day I am sending you all the love & positivity in the world – let’s seek out the joy! #staypositive #hope #fathersday."

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