Kate Garraway fights back tears as she thanks Derek’s nurses who saved his life

Kate Garraway fought back years today after coming face to face with the ICU carers who helped to save the life of her husband Derek Draper.

In March Derek was hospitalised with Covid-19 and placed into intensive care.

Due to social distancing restraints, Kate had never been able to meet those directly caring for her husband.

Speaking via video link on Thursday's edition of Good Morning Britain, Kate, 53, was able to personally thank those who battled to keep Derek with her in his darkest days.

Speaking via video links up and down the UK, a group of ICU carers appeared on the show to promote their charity cover of Sting classic Every Breathe You Take which they hope will make it to Christmas number one.

Kate said to the staff: "It is so great to talk to you as I didn't realised that you had cared for Derek when he first got sick.

"I am going to get emotional about it so thank you so much.

"I had never spoken you as it was very chaotic – you weren't chaotic but it was a very chaotic time.

"It was pressurised and I was getting information often third hand.

"Thank you so so much."

Keen to stress her gratitude, the former I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star continued: "We are going to go to Lorraine but I want to talk you too more and personally thank you.

"You are savours of Derek and so many others, it is so wonderful. Let's hope the single gets to number one."

Speaking earlier in the show, Kate explained how last week she was forced to self isolate after one of her children was exposed to Covid-19.

"It's lovely to be back, I'm sorry I've been absent for a couple of weeks now," she told co-host Ben Shephard.

"Well, a few challenges kicking off, challenges with Derek as there always are.

"So we had outside of Derek a little bit of a scare. In the sense that, we found out the children had come into contact with somebody who after they came into contact with them, tested positive for coronavirus – isn't seriously ill.

It's happening a lot because of schools, so just to be ultra, ultra, ultra cautious, kept them at home, kept me at home until we got negative tests.

"We got two negative tests actually, because you know me, more is more. So all three of us had negative tests, mercifully."

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