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Kate Garraway details ‘great loneliness and fear’ amid husband Derek’s recovery

The GMB host is hoping for a 'miracle'

Kate Garraway has detailed her “great loneliness” as husband Derek Draper continues to recover from COVID-19.

The Good Morning Britain presenter appears on new BBC Two show Walking With… tonight (November 10).

During the show, she’ll be seen opening up about Derek, and her “fears” for the future.

Ahead of the show, Kate has opened up about Derek’s health and revealed how she’s coped over the past 20 months since he contracted the virus.

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Walking With… Kate Garraway will see the star reflect on husband Derek’s health battle (Credit: BBC)

What did Kate Garraway say about husband Derek?

Speaking to The Mirror, Kate revealed she has “moments of great loneliness and fear”.

Read more: Kate Garraway cries as she visits church amid husband Derek’s health woes

She added that there’s one person she wants to turn to for support, and can’t… her beloved Derek.

Kate said: “I’ve had moments of great loneliness and fear. It’s hard because the person I wanted to give me a hug is the person that can’t – and that’s Derek.”

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Kate – in happier times with Derek and their kids Billy and Darcey – revealed she’s hoping for a ‘miracle’ (Credit: Splash News)

GMB host Kate ‘very grateful for today’

However, she said practising mindfulness has helped her to feel “very grateful for today”.

Kate, who’ll be seen walking int he Cotswolds countryside, added: “There’s something about coming here and reminding yourself that you can feel the countryside wrapping its arms around you and giving you love back. I feel very grateful for today.”

Read more: ‘Grateful’ Kate Garraway enjoys rare night off from nursing husband Derek Draper

The show marks the first time Kate has had the whole day to herself since Derek fell ill.

She appears to have relished the chance to have the whole day to herself “with no purpose other than taking in the sights and sounds and joy of the countryside”.

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Filming for the show marked the  first time Kate had a day to herself since Derek fell ill (Credit: BBC)

Kate’s hope for a ‘miracle’

It also appears filming the show gave Kate a renewed hope for Derek’s future.

She concluded: “It’s much easier to do when you’re somewhere like this. It is much easier to hang on to the hope of a miracle. A great sense that anything can happen.”

Walking With… Kate Garraway airs tonight (November 10) on BBC Two at 7pm.

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