Kate Garraway, 53, worries that she might need to give up her job on Good Morning Britain so that she can become her husband’s full time carer. If Derek Draper is able to return home after his year-long stay in hospital following a terrible battle with coronavirus and the aftermath of the illness, the presenter admitted it would be best to do it when she’s earning money.
As the nation gears up to watch tonight’s tear-jerking ITV documentary Finding Derek, which will see the mum-of-two give viewers an “intimate insight” into coping with the impact of COVID-19 on her family, Kate remains hopeful that her husband will soon be able to come home.
But in a clip where she is speaking to her 11-year-old son Bill, the telly star admits she might have to pack in work altogether.
She says: “You know that we are hoping that dad will get better and better, but when he comes home he will probably need to be in a wheelchair, so we are trying to make it so he can do all this.
“And if I have to give up work to care for him then it is best to do it now when I am earning money.”
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After having a few domestic nightmares to overcome, Kate revealed she wants to try and keep everything the same so that he feels comfortable after a year away from his home.
Despite having to replace the fridge-freezer, she made sure the magnets and photos were placed in exactly the same arrangement because Derek was “obsessed” with how they looked.
“Even though we’ve got a new fridge, we took a photo of the old one and put back everything in the exact same position,” she said.
“He was obsessed with the way the pictures on the fridge were.”