Hello: Kate Garraway’s husband Derek is ‘out of his coma’ and ‘has opened his eyes’

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Enterprise News and Pictures 17/4/20 PIic shows: Derek Draper, 52, husband, of Good Morning Britain TV presenter Kate Garraway, who is currently in a critical condition battling coronavirus. He was rushed into intensive care on March 30 when his symptoms worsened. The couple have two children, Darcey and Billy, and Kate revealed on Instagram this morning husband Derek, an author and the CEO of CDP Leadership Consultants, is in a "deeply critical condtion, but he is still here, which means there is hope." She praised the NHS for "keeping my Derek alive." Kate wrote: "From the bottom of my heart a billion thank yous to the extraordinary #nhsworkers whose skills, dedication and downright guts in the face of so much personal risk, are keeping my Derek alive, just as they are doing for thousands of covid patients. . I'm afraid he is still in a deeply critical condition, but he is still here , which means there is hope. Sending so much love and support to the thousands who have had that hope for their loved ones stolen by this hideous disease. You are not alone and I hope that helps give you strength to withstand the torture of grief. Thank you, too, to my own little band of "keys workers" , the neighbours who let off fireworks tonight for the #nhs , gave the Easter bunny a helping hand to make life feel a bit more normal for Darcey & Billy, those who have dropped off food, and friends family and all of you who have sent messages of love and support. It's such a comfort. We must all stand together. #clapthecarers #hope #love." Derek is pictured here with wife Kate on her "open" Facebook page. See story...

Good Morning Britain TV presenter Kate Garraway has just revealed that her husband Derek is out of his Covid-19 coma and has opened his eyes.

In an exclusive interview with Hello Magazine she said Derek, who was rushed into intensive care on March 30 when his coronavirus symptoms worsened, has emerged from a deeper coma into a minimum state of consciousness and in a recent breakthrough has now ‘opened his eyes’.

Kate, 53, told Hello: ” “We’re keeping positive and doing everything we can to bring him round. The children and I communicate with him every day on FaceTime, while a nurse holds his iPad.

Derek Draper 

“I really believe he can hear. When medical staff say: ‘Good morning, Derek,’ he sometimes opens his eyes. We and the doctors are doing everything we can so that he can start to recover.”

GMB presenter Kate Garraway with her husband Derek and children Darcey and Billy in Australia following her stint in the jungle

She also said she was preparing to return to work on Good Morning Britain and Smooth Radio to create a sense of routine and calm in her daily life with their children.

Derek is pictured here with wife Kate on their honeymoon in the Seychelles in 2010 

Kate’s husband contracted the virus shortly after her stint in the jungle on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. She recently revealed he was now ‘virus free’ but still in a serious condition in a coma.

Good Morning Britain TV presenter Kate Garraway (bottom centre) with her husband Derek (top left) and her children Darcey and Billy (front), with the other celebrities in Australia in December 2019 following her stint in the jungle on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

“The doctors have been urging me not to put my life on pause,” she told the magazine, and was told on six occasions that she might lose Derek.

Kate and Derek

The couple have two children, Darcey and Billy, and Kate first revealed on Instagram in April that husband Derek was in a “deeply critical condition” and added “but he is still here, which means there is hope.”

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