GMB's Kate Garraway reveals it's been a 'tough old week' for husband Derek as she says she's 'blown away' by fan support
GOOD Morning Britain's Kate Garraway has said it's been a "tough old week" for her husband Derek as he remains in intensive care following his coronavirus battle.
The 53-year-old star spoke out after being "blown away" by kind viewers who had offered her their CAR when she revealed their beloved family Volvo had been stolen.
Speaking to co-host Ben Shephard, the star confirmed that the car is still missing, but the generous messages from fans had helped her through.
Kate said of viewers: "They've been unbelievably nice, and it's been a bit of a tough old week for Derek so I haven't got back to anybody.
"But it's so lovely – some viewers are offering to lend me their cars!
"I am constantly blown away by how lovely you've all been through this."
The presenter went on to reveal that one of the nurses at Derek's hospital had also had her car stolen, adding: "There's a premium on second hand cars at the moment, and people are stealing them.
"I know times are tough and people turn to things they shouldn't do but it is heartbreaking, it is an intrustion, it's something that's yours."
Speaking about her own "Vicky Volvo", she continued: "It was the first car we had as a family with [daughter] Darcey, so it's a real shame."
As Kate thanked fans again, Ben reassured fans that while she hasn't had her stolen vehicle returned, the "car situation" had been "fixed" for her family.
Last month, Kate told The Sun that Derek had mouthed the word "pain" – his first word after 214 days in intensive care.
Her close friend Clare Nasir said this week that the "uncertainty" over her husband's health is "eating Kate alive".
She told Closer Magazine: "Kate is a warrior and she'll do what she has to do to get through this.
"This is someone who isn't fazed by interviewing the Prime Minister or victims of child abuse, because she can relate to everybody and has the mental capacity to cope.
"She’s incredibly resilient. Some people would've crumbled by now, but this is going to make her stronger."
Derek is the UK's longest surviving Covid-19 patient after being rushed to ICU in March of this year.
Kate recently told how Derek can finally breathe on his own after seven months in intensive care, with coronavirus ravaging his lungs, heart, kidneys, liver and pancreas.
Derek has also been confirmed as type one diabetic – despite not having diabetes before covid, and remains in a form of coma called PDOC (Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness).
Kate told The Sun that she feels like she's hanging over a cliff-edge yelling "don't let go" as she attempts to pull Derek back after his breakthrough.
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