GMB’s Kate Garraway releasing book about husband Derek’s horrific Covid battle

Kate Garraway is writing a book about her husband’s hellish Covid-19 battle.

The TV host has penned The Power Of Hope, which will tell the family’s "raw and emotional" story.

Derek Draper, 53, is still in hospital after Covid-19 made him lose eight stone, develop diabetes and suffer holes in his lungs and heart.

Mum-of-two Kate, 53, said: "I hope to be able to reach out to others who are suffering."

Kate, who had her first Christmas without Derek present in 2020, recently opened up about the struggles of homeschooling her children without her husband around to help.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain last week, she shared: "It's Friday and I think its a collective sigh of relief to anybody who's locked int the torture of homeschooling.

"I think first time round, I was somewhat distracted at the time, some people found it quite nice.

"The sun was shining, they thought great time with the children and see what those teachers are doing and quickly realised how brilliantly teachers are.

"This time around it's a real struggle isn't it?"

Kate’s co-host and close friend Ben Shephard added: "I think it's really hard because of the weather particularly and I think, second time round and the kids are itching just to get back to school."

Kate continued: "They just want to see the other kids don't they and it feels like here we go again."

Kate also recently shared that she has been unable to see Derek in recent times due to tighter lockdown restrictions.

"We’re into lockdown, no visits at all, which I hope doesn’t continue for the whole of lockdown because I think that will be very impactful," she said on the ITV programme.

"Now, I don’t know whether it’s every hospital, but certainly where Derek is being treated there are now no visitors at all, which is tough."

Kate and Derek’s children Darcey, 14, and William, 11, were able to see their Dad over Christmas though.

Kate revealed: "There was a lovely moment which we did have which was, we did over the period get to see Derek and the children did, which was the first time they’ve been able to do that.

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