What is Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper doing? Latest updates

KATE GARRAWAY’s husband Derek Draper contracted coronavirus in March 2020, making him very ill.

He’s been in the hospital for over a year, last before going home taken care of by him GMB Star their wives and children.

Kate Garraway with husband Derek Draper, before he got sick - they are seen here with their children


Kate Garraway with husband Derek Draper, before he got sick – they are seen here with their childrenCredit: Splash News

The latest information about Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper?

In February 2022 Kate reveal her Derek’s husband will die within three days if he is not helped without specialist care.

In a new documentary, Care for Derek – a sequel to Kate’s award-winning Finding Derek, viewers will once again see how much money the couple has to pay due to the disabled former doctor’s illness.

The star helped her husband recover after the former Labor adviser finally returned home from hospital in London.

It took months before Derek was able to tell his wife that he “loves her” again – a phrase he was able to say to Kate for the first time.

Viewers will get an insight into all that must be done on a daily basis in taking care of the frail Derek.

While he still requires 24-hour specialist care – he will die within three days if he is not helped – Kate continues to do a superhuman deed on her own.

She used to get up every two hours at night to help the overnight caregiver move him to bed, and she had to wash and change his sheets seven times a day.

Kate revealed her secretly flew Derek to North America to explore medical trial in November.

The GMB star pursues the trip when a world-renowned US doctor contacts her after seeing Derek’s plight on TV.

Timeline of the battle with coronavirus by Derek Draper

Year 2020

  • March 30: Derek is rushed to the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
  • Mid-April: Derek is admitted to the intensive care unit 4 days later. He was in a coma as his condition worsened.
  • May 1st: Kate shares that Derek has yet to respond.
  • May 28: The GMB presenter says Derek is still in a coma and in NHS care but she still has hope.
  • May 31: Kate reveals she has been forced to find new ways to keep her children strong because Derek is still important.
  • June 2: Kate is encouraged to “have hope” when fans submit stories of her spirit.
  • June 5: Kate makes an emotional appearance on GMB to tell viewers that her husband is “very ill” but “well”, and they are unsure if “he will recover”.
  • June 6: Kate tells The Sun that Derek could be in a deep coma forever after the coronavirus “hits everything”.
  • June 7: Kate also revealed to The Sun that her son Billy, 10, slept next to his father’s empty bed while he was in a coronavirus coma.
  • June 14: Piers Morgan writes in his Daily Mail column that Kate doesn’t know when Derek will come home.
  • July 5: Kate reveals that Derek has woken up from his coma and is now opening his eyes.
  • July 8: Kate goes on to GMB to talk about how Derek is out of a coma but it’s “a miracle he’s still alive”.
  • July 13: Kate returns to GMB.
  • July 14: Kate reveals she’s going to visit Derek in the hospital.
  • July 19: Kate reveals her heartbreak when Derek missed their son’s birthday.
  • July 21: Kate reveals her husband heard her voice when nurses put his GMB on. She also revealed that she was going to visit him a second time.
  • July 22: Kate’s Global radio colleague Roman Kemp reveals that her children are going through a “difficult time”.
  • July 27: On GMB, Kate reveals she is at “her limit” following a car tire explosion on the highway. The horrific explosion happened as Kate was driving back to the hospital to visit Derek after taking their children on a trip in Kent.
  • July 28: Kate reveals Derek is stable but not improving, but that she went to the hospital a day earlier despite her car exploding.
  • July 29: Kate’s Good Morning Britain Colleague Alex Beresford said he “admired” her resilience.
  • August 3: Kate reveals Jeremy Kyle helped move her two children, Billy and Darcey, to the parents of their sick father Derek.
  • August 4: Kate reveals how she wants to donate her own blood to save Derek.
  • August 10: Kate reveals how badly she wants Derek to wake up.
  • August 11: Kate says she will be donating “liquid gold” plasma even though it’s too late for it to affect Derek as he is no longer battling coronavirus.
  • August 13: Kate wishes her husband Derek “good morning” as she tells the GMB audience he’ll be watching in the hospital.
  • August 17: Kate missed her spot on Good Morning Britain – even though she was scheduled to take a day off.
  • August 19: Kate returns to GMB after taking a few days off. – she revealed that she was fighting back tears on a “challenging” day when she had to part with Derek on his 53rd birthday.
  • August 20: Kate reveals she was “abused” about “laughing and joking” on Good Morning Britain while Derek remained in intensive care.
  • September 10: Kate reveals it’s been a “tough day” because it’s their 15th Wedding Anniversary and she can’t visit Derek.
  • September 11: Kate reveals Derek is still unable to speak but that she will be visiting him in the hospital to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary.
  • September 25: Kate reveals it’s been a “tough week” for Derek.
  • September 28: Kate’s ITV breakfast colleague Lorraine Kelly rips off Covid protesters saying they need to see Kate’s “hell”.
  • September 29: It has been revealed how Derek’s six-month Covid battle is now the longest in the UK.
  • October 1: Kate says she wants to show a photo of Derek to Covid rule-breakers and warns ‘you don’t want this in your life’.
  • October 30: Derek utters his first word – “pain” after 214 days in hospital.
  • November 20: Kate says she feels “physically ill” spending Christmas alone without Derek.
  • December 7: Kate reflects on her “missed moments” in 2020 as husband continues to battle coronavirus in hospital
  • December 17: Kate tries to hold back tears as she thanks the nurses for ‘saving her husband Derek’s life for the first time’.

Year 2021


  • January 4, 2022: Kate says Derek is an extremely tired and very weak phenomenon, and they have no idea what the New Year will bring.
  • February 21, 2022: It is revealed that Derek could die within three days if left unattended.
  • February 22, 2022: Kate says she fell asleep for the first time in TWO years after moving in with her former GMTV co-star

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