Kate Garraway says not knowing if husband will recover hit her dramatically

Kate Garraway has admitted not knowing if and when her husband Derek Draper will ever fully recover from Covid-19 has impacted her dramatically.

The struggling Good Morning Britain star has accepted any possible recovery remains "incredibly uncertain".

Former lobbyist Derek, 53, was rushed to hospital last March after contracting coronavirus.

Nearly a year on, Kate has said the level of uncertainty surrounding his health has really taken its toll.

Speaking on 5 Years Times The Podcast by Darcy and Harry, she said: "I think it's been a really tough year for everyone, hasn't it? Everyone is hoping 2021 will bring a little hope and relief.

"The vaccine is here now so everyone is hoping that will help Covid and help everyone regain some normality.

"It's been really tough for us because Derek got really sick in the beginning of March.

"Even though we're hoping he can recover it's taking a very very long time. We don't know how much he can recover.

"That's impacted on us obviously, dramatically. It has been really difficult."

Kate, 53, says her husband's body is "ravaged by Covid" – and accepts any possible recovery remains "incredibly uncertain".

In July, it was reported that he was in a minimal state of consciousness, having come out of a "deep coma".

Even though the improvement is minimal, Derek no longer has the virus, she confirmed.

It has left Derek suffering from diabetes and with holes in his heart and lungs.

Kate admits she has been really struggling lately.

She spoke to her co-stars Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid last week and she said: "It's been a strange time.

"I've been a bit low since Christmas – physically low, I felt physically at the end of my tether and had to regroup a bit.

"This week, a friend of mine's mother-in-law, who is 51 – younger than me – died from Covid. She got it at Christmas, it went down very quickly and she died, I just thought I can't believe that here we are so far on."

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