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Susanna Reid says Kate Garraway has ‘done Derek proud’ with new book amid his Covid-19 battle

Susanna Reid told Kate Garraway that she’s ‘done Derek Draper proud’ during a sweet moment on Good Morning Britain

The presenter has just released her book The Power of Hope, which documents her experience amid her husband Derek’s coronavirus battle, which left him in hospital for a year.

Mentioning the release of her book, Kate said: ‘I’ll tell you what is something to celebrate – the fact that I’ve finally written it! I got some copies the day before yesterday.’

Susanna revealed that she was able to have a ‘speed-read’, describing it as a ‘beautiful book’ and telling her friend: ‘I absolutely love it. You’ve done Derek proud.’

Kate, 53, previously said of the book: ‘Whilst my experience of Covid is an extreme/extraordinary one, I am only too aware that this virus has impacted every single one of us.

‘We are all going through this, to a greater or lesser degree. By telling the story of Derek’s illness and how it has altered our lives, I hope to be able to reach out to others who are suffering.’

Derek, 53, went into hospital last March and stayed until this month, when he was able to return home.

The presenter recently shared an update on his health, and said the pair’s children, Darcey and Billy, were ‘beside themselves’ to have him home.

Speaking to Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2, the Good Morning Britain star said: ‘He isn’t really able to speak at the moment so he can’t tell him off, I have to be the bad guy!

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Derek was in hospital for a year (Picture: James Gourley/ITV/REX)

‘They are besides themselves to have him home. They are my heroes.

‘They know instinctively how to talk to him but not ask too much from him. In a way that grownups want to see the old Derek, they have an instinct, there is a lot of love there.’

While Derek isn’t able to speak like he used to, he has been able to utter a few words, leading to sweet moments with his wife.

Kate shared on GMB: ‘He actually said something the other day. I walked in the other morning just before I left to go to Smooth [radio] and I said, “I’m off to Smooth now,” and he said, “New dress?” which was just amazing. And it was, actually!

‘And I thought that was amazing on so many levels because he recognised it, second, he realised to remember that I need a lot of flattery.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.


Credit: Original article published here.

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