Kate Garraway talks "overwhelming responsibility" of husband coming home

Joe Anderton
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Photo credit: ITV - ITV
Photo credit: ITV - ITV

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has opened up about the "overwhelming responsibility" of having her husband Derek Draper back home, as she discussed the specific reasons why he's been allowed outside of hospital to be with his family.

The TV presenter revealed last week that a decision was made to bring Derek home in order to stimulate him and aid his recovery.

Speaking about what it's like having him home on Monday's (12 April) GMB, Kate said: "Derek came home on Wednesday evening and, yes, it's extraordinary. \

Photo credit: Jon Furniss - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jon Furniss - Getty Images

"We sort of feel over the moon and overwhelmed in equal measure. It is quite an overwhelming responsibility. It's been completely overwhelming but also wonderful.

"It was a medical reason for coming home, as well as obviously our desire and I'm sure his desire too, to try and encourage a more normal environment to stimulate his recovery and cognition and consciousness better. It's been great actually."

Derek had been in hospital since March 2020, having had one of the most severe reactions to coronavirus, and is still suffering from the ramifications of having contracted it. She chronicled the difficulties of the situation in a recent documentary.

As Kate is obviously still going to work, Derek has round-the-clock care at home with an alarm system set up.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV. Kate Garraway's book The Power of Hope, reflecting on the family's journey, is available to pre-order now.

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