Kate Garraway has reflected on the "missed moments" she has experienced in 2020 as her husband Derek Draper remains in hospital recovering from coronavirus.
The Good Morning Britain presenter's husband, who is a former political lobbyist, was rushed to hospital back in March after he contracted the virus and fell violently ill.
He was then placed in an induced coma and has no been back to full health since, Kate says.
Today the star opened up on how much she and their children Darcey and Billy miss him.
While talking about how she is going to host GMB's 1 Million Minutes Awards, which celebrates ending loneliness, she opened up on Derek.
Kate said: "There have been so many missed moments haven't there? The first one was not having our chocolate Easter egg hunt that my mum organises every year.
"All the kids go round and the grown-ups set clues. It's been a huge tradition and that was the first event we missed that really hit home.
"Then there was my birthday and then Billy's birthday and Derek's birthday… all those moments.
"Trying to make the most of them over Zoom and FaceTime."
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The broadcast journalist continued: "My two god-daughters have both had babies and I have missed the first birthday, I have missed the christening, I just haven't seen them because I haven't been able to.
"I think I shall treasure all that when we start to get it back.
"Billy also missed all of his end-of-term Year 6 events, along with others in Year 6, which are special because they mark the leaving of primary school and going to secondary school.
"It was such a shame not to be able to say goodbye properly or share those final moments with his schoolteachers and friends."
She finished: "But so many people are missing out on such treasured moments, it really does break your heart thinking about it."
Her co-star Ben Shephard recently spoke out of how he feels for Kate.
Ben said: "There is not a day when I don’t think about her and what is happening that day and whether I can do something to help her today.
"There is not a moment when I’m working with her where that admiration tarnishes.
"Kate is so brilliant and professional and we have fun so you sometimes forget the relentless journey that they are on at the moment."
- Kate Garraway
- Good Morning Britain
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