Lorraine Kelly, 62, has spoken about her ITV co-star Kate Garraway’s husband, Derek Draper and given an update on his health in a new interview. The presenter described the news surrounding Covid as “dire,” but said that she tried to include light-hearted features on her show with a focus on kindness during the pandemic.
“There weren’t many bits of light in this whole terrible time.”
Speaking on the Spinning Plates podcast with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, she discussed how the heartbreaking news of Derek’s hospitalisation really “impacted” her.
The daytime TV show presenter explained: “Kate Garraway’s husband was one of the first to get really sick. He’s at home now.”
“Thank goodness he’s at home now, surrounded by his family, but it’s going to be a hard road…it’s going to be a hard, hard road.
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He has been faced with a devastating health battle ever since he was hospitalised with Covid in 2020.
Also on the podcast episode, the duo discussed ‘cancel culture’ and Lorraine spoke out about how she feels the phenomenon leaves people afraid to share their opinions in fear of a public backlash.
On Spinning Plates,Sophie interviews “busy working women, who also happen to be mothers”.
In 2021, Kate Garraway allowed cameras into her home as a documentary was being filmed, Finding Derek.