- ITV presenter Kate Garraway has expressed fears that she may be forced to leave her Good Morning Britain show to care for her ailing husband, Derek Draper
- Her fears come in the wake of an ITV documentary christened Finding Derek, which highlights her year-long struggle with Draper's condition
- When Draper was hospitalised last year, Garraway missed several episodes of GMB before medics told her to get on with her life
ITV presenter Kate Garraway has expressed fears that she may be forced to leave her Good Morning Britain (GMB) show to care for her ailing husband Derek Draper.
Draper has been in hospital since March 2020 where he is bedridden after testing positive for Covid-19.
According to doctors, who put him in a medically-induced coma, Draper is the most critical patient they have encountered who remained alive for the period he has, with the good news being that he is slowly improving.
Garraway's fears come in the wake of an ITV documentary christened Finding Derek, which highlights her year-long struggle with Draper's condition.
"If I have to give up work to care for him then it is best to do it now when I am earning money," she said.
She reveals in the programme that for a while the idea of her leaving her show never crossed her mind, but it is now becoming a reality that she will seemingly have to accept.
The documentary also shows Garraway renovating the ground floor of their house to allow wheelchair access as the family looks forward to Derek's return.
"If he needs 24-hour care I will be the primary carer. I have a fear of the reality of that life. It is a completely different dynamic to our relationship," added Garraway.
The TV presenter also offers hope and inspiration to other families and recovering patients who are still recovering from long-term symptoms of Covid-19.
She is also alive to the fact that the family dynamics may change when her husband returns home, but the fact that he is still alive despite his condition is something to be thankful for.
"I am very aware that I am very lucky because Derek is still here. And we have got the chance to battle on."
Also featured in the documentary is Sir Elton John, who offers support to Garraway via the phone.
"I pray for him every night, in my prayers, and you and your family. He is an amazing man, please give him my love when you talk to him next time," he said.
Whenever Garraway visits Draper in hospital, she plays him Sir Elton's music, hoping that he will respond.
When Draper was hospitalised last year, Garraway missed several episodes of Good Morning Britain before medics told her to take a break from the hospital and get on with her life.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a young man has taken to social media to announce that he recently acquired his first house at the age of 22. With the Twitter handle @mariiiwrld, he shared adorable photos of himself in and outside the beautiful house.
In one of the photos, @mariiiwrld can be seen holding keys to house and in another photo, he stands in front of the building, smiling and feeling fulfilled that his dream has finally come true. He captioned the photos:
"Blessed to be a homeowner at 22."
Tweeps soon flooded the comment section with congratulatory messages and their opinions.
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