Addressing her first day back at work in the summer, Kate explained: “I came off air thinking, ‘Phew! I got through it,’ and just wanted to call and tell [Derek] And I couldn’t. And I burst into tears.
“Everyone was, like, ‘Oh my God, what have we done? Why are you crying?’”
She continued to The Times: “And I had to explain, ‘No, it’s because I want to share the fact you’ve all been so lovely.’ It’s sharing the good that you miss the most, isn’t it?”
Derek contracted coronavirus in March last year and has battled with health complications ever since.