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Saturday 8th August 2020

Kate Garraway posts message to fans after giving update on husband Derek's condition

"Derek recovering & coming home is not nearly in sight & very uncertain"

Kate Garraway has broken her social media silence to send a message to fans after updating on husband Derek.

She wrote on Instagram: "Thank you so much to @hellomag for helping me to bring you some of my hopes and plans for the future.

"The future we are really hoping for, Derek recovering & coming home is not nearly in sight & very uncertain.

"But it feels positive to share how we are trying to keep ourselves going as I know so many are dealing with terrible challenges in all sorts of ways as we all try to emerge from these ghastly times, just as we continue to hope Derek can emerge from his minimum state of consciousness.

"I hope reading this helps in some way.

"Thank you everyone for your lovely good wishes and for sending me your stories of how you’ve been coping too.

"I hope that some of the @hellomag piece brings some comfort – we’re all in this together.

"For all of you messaging me on clubgarraway.com who are also having a rough time, keep the hope alive and keep moving forwards.

"I will be sharing more there soon."

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Thank you so much to @hellomag for helping me to bring you some of my hopes and plans for the future. The future we are really hoping for , Derek recovering & coming home is not nearly in sight & very uncertain. But it feels positive to share how we are trying to keep ourselves going as I know so many are dealing with terrible challenges in all sorts of ways as we all try to emerge from these ghastly times, just as we continue to hope Derek can emerge from his minimum state of consciousness. I hope reading this helps in some way . Thank you everyone for your lovely good wishes and for sending me your stories of how you’ve been coping too. I hope that some of the @hellomag piece brings some comfort – we’re all in this together. For all of you messaging me on clubgarraway.com who are also having a rough time, keep the hope alive and keep moving forwards. I will be sharing more there soon.

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Kate yesterday revealed husband Derek Draper has "opened his eyes" as he continues his coronavirus battle.

The Good Morning Britain presenter's other half has been in an induced coma since March, but Kate has now told Hello! that he has emerged into a more conscious state.

She revealed: "I really believe he can hear. When medical staff say: 'Good morning, Derek,' he sometimes opens his eyes."

Derek has opened his eyes (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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The TV host also told how she is planning her return to work.

Kate Garraway to return to work as Derek Draper remains in hospital

"The doctors have been urging me not to put my life on pause," she said.

"They've told me that I need to go back to work and create a routine in our lives again.

"The children and Derek are all I've thought about and they're the most important people in my life, but I must create structure and normality for the children, to clean the bath, put the plates in the dishwasher, and tidy the house.

"I also need to get back to work so that I can provide for the children and we can do things together, to make them feel that the light hasn't gone out of their lives, that there's hope for the future."

Will Derek recover?

Kate has previously told how she doesn't know if Derek will ever recover. In an interview with her GMB colleagues she said: "He is still here, he is holding on. I'm just so grateful he's still here. And I've got the option of praying and hoping."

Kate Garraway gave an emotional interview to GMB (Credit: ITV)

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She continued: "He is very, very sick. And as time goes on... it's a virus... it's a little bit like a computer virus, there seems to be a flicker of hope and then other things emerge and he's fighting that. It's affected him from the top of his head to the tip of his toes.

"He's now COVID-free, the fight of the virus is won.

"It's wreaked extraordinary damage on his body and we don't know if he can recover from that."

Piers Morgan has also revealed that Kate is "living in hope" as she continues to pray for Derek's recovery.

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