Kate Garraway received an unexpected message of support from Bear Grylls live on Good Morning Britain as he sent his ‘heart and prayers’ to her family during her husband’s battle with Covid-19.
Kate’s husband Derek Draper has been in hospital for over a year after contracting coronavirus, which has caused lasting damage to his body.
In the documentary Finding Derek the TV presenter shared an intimate look at what she had been through over the past year since Derek was put into a coma. He regained minimal consciousness in July.
In his interview on Monday the explorer asked about the past year and being in lockdown.
Bear said he and his wife had watched Finding Derek before reassuring her that ‘the storm will pass’.
The TV star also asked after her children, Billy and Darcey, who she shares with Derek.
Derek has been in hospital for over year after contracting the virus (Picture: Rex)
Speaking to Kate and co-host Adil Ray, he said: ‘Lockdown has been incredibly hard for so many people. It was a year like no other, super mindful of Kate obviously and your journey.
‘I was just saying to our team here me and Shara watched your programme the other day, and really heart and prayers up for you.
‘I look at this year and I think if I’ve learned anything from the wild it’s that storms come, and when you’re in them they can be intense and almost overwhelming but they don’t last forever and it will pass. That thing when the it breaks and the skies clear it can be a beautiful moment.
Bear had some unexpected words of support for Kate (Picture: ITV)
‘But we’re all cheering for your and rooting for you. How are your kids by the way?’
Thanking him for his kind words, the mum-of-two replied: ‘Thank you very much that’s very sweet of you.
‘We probably haven’t got time to go into it but all as good as can be I think. That’s the best way to do it.’
Bear isn’t the only famous face to reach out, with the likes of David Beckham and her Good Morning Britain colleagues also sending support after her film aired on ITV.
Her appearance on the daytime programme comes after she opened up on another ‘hard’ Easter weekend in lockdown as Derek remains in hospital.
She said on Instagram: ‘#happyeaster everyone – so hard that it’s the second we’ve lived through in Lockdown/restrictions and of course our second without Derek home with us. But he is still here so we have so much to give thanks for and there’s lots to hope for isn’t there.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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