Kate Garraway says kids are ‘heroes’ for supporting her in Derek’s Covid battle

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has praised her kids for supporting her as their dad recovers from coronavirus in hospital.

Derek has been in hospital for the past seven months after contracting the deadly disease.

Kate earlier this week revealed Derek has spoken his first word – "pain" – after being admitted to hospital.

The Good Morning Britain presenter's kids Darcy, 14, and son, Billy, 11, haven't seen their dad since he went into hospital.

When she was quizzed on her kids' welfare by her pal Lorraine Kelly on her ITV show today, Kate praised the youngsters, saying they were her "heroes".

She said: "I think so. I think they are remarkable.

"They are my heroes, really. They are my absolute heroes."

The presenter also discussed the family's life before Derek contracted the virus – after a family photograph flashed up of her with the kids after she appeared on I'm A Celeb.

"It's another life," Kate said.

"It's wonderful to see Derek like that, but of course he does look so different now.

"He's lost eight stone in weight and he's very weak.

  • Kate Garraway hailed 'extraordinary woman' after husband Derek's coronavirus battle

"He's also lost quite a lot of hair too. I think that's the least of his worries so none of us care about that but you look back and think 'gosh'.

"I'm lucky because Derek is still here with us."

She also assured fans she was eating after some recently expressed concerns she has lost a lot of weight during the past few months.

  • Kate Garraway 'fears for Derek's survival' after he said first word in Covid battle

"I'm aware people are saying I look a bit thin. I know it, but I am eating. I promise you I am eating.

"I think you just have that 'pinched' look when you're dealing with stuff. I promise I am feeding myself."

Kate discussed with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain on Monday how Derek said his first word since going into hospital seven months ago.

Kate explained Derek mouthed the words "pain" when nurses asked if he was in any discomfort.

Kate, 53, said: "The power of hope is huge but you're constantly trying to think, at what point do I have to start being real?

"Way back in April when we chatted for the first time and I said 'look he seems to have survived so far, so I know I already have my miracle."

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