Kate Garraway returns to GMB, opens up about illness amid absence fears
Kate Garraway returned to Good Morning Britain today and raised concerns about her absence from the show.
The 53-year-old has not been seen on the show for weeks after the Christmas break, which has raised concern among viewers.
But today, she was back alongside co-star Ben Shephard and revealed she took a break after falling ill.
As Ben welcomed him back to the show, Kate said, “It’s nice to be back. ”
“A lot of people have been very worried,” said Ben.
Kate Garraway returned to GMB today alongside Ben Shephard.
“I took a while,” Kate explained. “On ITV, they kindly gave me some free time. I don’t feel very good – I think maybe this is one of those things where the chickens come home to roost after a long year that we have all had.
“I just took time off – at home, I know the holidays are controversial – within the four walls of my house. I got a lot of sleep and a little medicine and I feel a lot better, thank you. ”
“Well, well, you have to keep in mind that a little free time for you is a little free time for us too,” Ben joked.
It was an incredibly difficult time for Kate as she spent her first Christmas at home without her husband Derek for years.
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Kate said she hadn’t been able to see him since Christmas and said it had been “hard.”
Kate’s husband, Derek Draper, 53, was admitted to hospital early last year after contracting the virus and going into an induced coma.
He shocked hospital staff in October by speaking for the first time – whispering that he was in pain – but he remains in a form of coma called PDOC (prolonged disorder of consciousness), which means he doesn’t usually not respond.
“And how is the situation? How’s Derek? “
“Well, I couldn’t see it, Ben,” Kate said. “I haven’t seen him since Christmas, which of course means he’s back in a situation where he’s staring at strangers in masks. And I think that’s the situation for everyone, they have someone in the hospital right now, it’s not unique.
” It’s difficult. The same is also true for people in nursing homes. And when you’re someone like him who faces a problem of conscience and tries to emerge, I can’t help but fear that it won’t be helpful. ”
Ben replied, “Because it helps to have people he knows …”
“I think so,” Kate agreed. “And of course it’s very difficult and there’s no end in sight. ”
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Billy filmed the clip and after setting up the camera he said, “Today I’m going to climb on this, don’t tell anyone, but I’m supposed to take online classes but I watch TV. ”
As he climbs onto the couch, Kate can be heard asking, “Bill, are you really doing a job? ”
Billy cheekily replies, “Yes”, but Kate is not convinced and yells back, “Are you sure? ”
She then enters and catches him red-handed, shouting: “You’re not! ”
As she throws a few balls at him, Billy yells, “What the fuck is this !? ”
Billy, 11, is clear with his homeschooling plan
At this point, he grabs his lightsaber and chases a squealing Kate out of the kitchen.
The TV presenter captioned the adorable clip, “Where are you at with homeschooling in your home? This is where we are! Think I learned a lesson here – don’t play with an 11 year old with a lightsaber !!!
“Glad it’s #friday tomorrow join us on @gmb from the 6th for all the latest #covid news, #love in #lockdown with @joeyessex AND a #burntout parent talk!” ”
Kate returned to Good Morning Britain on Thursday morning and told viewers she had been away for a while as she was having trouble sleeping.
Kate Garraway catches Billy in the act
Kate Garraway is chased by her son with a lightsaber
Stricter rules due to the lockdown had meant she hadn’t been able to visit Derek for months and it had taken its toll.
She said: “I haven’t been able to see it since Christmas, we’re back in the situation of looking at masked strangers.
“This is the situation for everyone right now. It’s difficult. When you are someone like him, faced with a problem of conscience and trying to emerge, I cannot help but fear that it is not helpful.
“There is no end in sight to this. There is no one to blame or to be angry at. It’s difficult. “