Kate Garraway opens up about feeling out of control amid Dereks health battle

Kate Garraway says it feels like there is 'no rhythm' to life

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Kate Garraway, 54, has had a hard two years due to her husband Derek Draper, 54, suffering with Covid. The Good Morning Britain presenter has opened up about how she feels “out of control” during her first time away from her family since 2020.

It’s a living theatre isn’t it?

Kate Garraway

Speaking on BBC’s Walking with Kate Garraway, Kate observed nature while taking time to reflect on her own personal situation at home.

Talking about the countryside, she said: “It feels stable and solid but is ever changing and sometimes our lives don’t feel stable and we don’t have control of the change.

“Everything is growing, everything’s a bit longer each day.

“It feels like a rhythm, whereas sometimes with our human lives it doesn’t feel like a rhythm at all.”

Kate however, does see differences with nature to her own life, due to everything not being plain sailing at home for her at the moment.

She continued: “They feel like you’re jolted, out of control and you don’t want to get fooled into thinking you know, this is a picture postcard life without imperfection.

“It’s not a postcard, it’s a living theatre isn’t it?”

In March 2020, Derek was diagnosed with Covid-19 and as of March this year he remained in a critical condition in hospital.

At the time Kate stated that he may never recover and could have had no quality of life due to the numerous complications he has suffered as a result of Covid.

Luckily, Derek woke from his coma and returned home on a temporary basis in April this year.

However, in September Kate reported that he was still receiving round the clock care and sleeping 20 hours a day.

She said to PA News Agency: “Derek is at home and we are learning the new way to live our lives and what he needs next to help him forward.

“Whereas I think Derek’s situation has been very extreme and unique, a lot of the things that we are living with at home now are actually things that a lot of people experience all the time.”

Alongside her presenting jobs, Kate is working on a sequel to her award-winning Finding Derek documentary, which aired on ITV earlier this year.

The documentary details how contracting Covid-19 in 2020 has affected Derek’s day to day life.

ITV hasn’t yet confirmed when the second documentary will hit the screens, but has included it in a line-up of TV programmes set to air in 2022.

Kate has also written a book about her family’s experience, entitled The Power of Hope.

In the book she shares the raw and emotional story of the devastating impact that Covid has had on her family and how they are finding strength to cope.

Kate makes sure in the book that she makes it clear that the Covid has affected many people with her hopes that revealing her own experience will bring comfort to others.

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