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Who is Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper and how is his health now?
Kate Garraway has had the nation in tears with her regular updates about the condition of her husband.Derek Draper had an unusually severe form of long Covid which nearly cost him his life.Coronavirus ravaged the former Labour Party adviser’s body from top to bottom, causing brain inflammation, kidney failure, damage to his liver and pancreas and his heart to stop several times. He lost eight stone and was left with holes in his lungs from repeat infections.The 55-year-old did manage to return to the north London home he shares with his radio presenter partner and their two children but requires round-the-clock care.Even two-and-a-half years on from first contracting the virus, his wife — who is on ITV's DNA Journey to learn about her family history on Thursday (October 6) — said he still struggles to communicate.Derek Draper is a PR and former political advisor who was born in Chorley, Lancashire, on August 15, 1967.Draper entered politics after university, securing a job in 1992 with Peter Mandelson, then MP for Hartlepool and a central player in Tony Blair’s New Labour government.He later shifted to head up a lobbying firm called GPC Market Access between 1996 and 1999.While working there, he was embroiled in a scandal known as “lobbygate”.Draper was caught on tape boasting to an undercover reporter from The Observer, posing as a businessman, offering to sell access to government ministers.He denied the allegations and accused the newspaper of attempting to entrap him.The incident saw Draper leave politics to retrain as a psychotherapist, studying for a masters in the US.In 2008, Draper made a return to British politics and a year later set-up the website LabourList, a blog that focused on Labour Party news.
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Kate Garraway shares Derek struggles as she opens up on staggering healthcare costs
Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway has shared her confusion regarding the staggering costs that disabled people are forced to pay following the news of a one off payment for those in need of extra help.Almost six million disabled people will receive a payment of £150 to help with the cost of living crisis, the government says.The one-off payment, which was announced earlier this year, will be paid automatically to people who receive certain disability benefits from September 20.READ MORE: Kate Garraway says Derek Draper took 'frightening turn for the worse' in health updateHowever while discussing the pay-out on the show, Kate, who is currently a carer for her husband Derek Draper who is suffering with Covid-19, agreed that the costs are sometimes ones that you don't "predict".Sharing her thoughts on the show in the presence of Robert Rinder and activist Shani Dhanda, who is also suffering with the rising costs, Kate agreed that £150 may not be enough.She said: Sometimes it's just very confusing and the costs are sort of stuff that you don't even predict, aren't they."And it comes and bites you."She then shared that viewers could find help and support on in the programme, co-host Robert shared his admiration for Kate as she continues to care for her husband.He said: "I just want to say more than anything else, you model the possibility against the backdrop of darkness of being light in every sense."I'm so proud of you today.
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Peter Andre leads support for GMB's Kate Garraway after Derek Draper rushed to hospital
Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has received a wave of support from 1990s pop singer Peter Andre after her husband Derek took an “unexpected and frightening turn for the worse.”The former political advisor, hailing from Chorley, was rushed back to hospital last month after he came down with “severe life-threatening sepsis” after he developed a bad kidney infection.She was on air when the mum-of-two found out that her husband had taken a nasty turn last month and days later announced that she was taking a break from her TV and radio duties.READ MORE: GMB's Richard Madeley sparks fury after telling grieving guest to 'get to the point' Her doting husband’s health complications all started when the 54-year-old tested positive for Coronavirus back in March 2020 which went on to attack his body. Now, Peter has gushed over the broadcaster as he shared his support for her and her family as they continue to put all of their efforts into Derek’s recovery in the pop star’s latest column with OK! Magazine.Peter wrote: “I am sending my best wishes to Kate Garraway after she revealed her husband Derek Draper nearly died of sepsis.“I’ve known Kate for a while and she is one of the kindest and loveliest people you will ever come across.“It still frustrates me so much when I think about all the people who said Covid wasn’t real when you see what has happened to Derek.”Last week, Kate addressed her absence from her presenting duties after she discovered Derek required urgent care.Speaking at the time, she said: “I got a phone call from the person who was looking after him saying, ‘Right, we’re really worried.’“I whizzed home and it just sort of went boom from there.
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Kate Garraway turns to Richard Madeley for support after Derek's 'life-threatening' sepsis
Kate Garraway, 55, finally returned to her slot on Good Morning Britain after a terrifying period of time out when her husband Derek Draper had to be rushed to hospital with extremely severe sepsis.The long Covid sufferer was extremely vulnerable after the infection compromised his immune system, but Kate's co-star Richard Madeley is said to have been a "huge" source of support.Kate is ready to abandon the show at any moment if her husband's condition dramatically worsens, but for now feels ready to return to work - and pals have suggested that's largely down to the supportive atmosphere she has at work with Richard.An insider who spoke to Closer magazine has claimed: "She's telling friends her co-host Richard has been a great support."The hospital has her mobile number and GMB producers would let Kate rush off mid-air if it came down to it."Explaining her decision to return to work, the source continued: "Kate's been in this situation before and knows the agony of just waiting in a hospital waiting room, and didn't want to put her life on hold knowing that it wouldn't actually help Derek."They added that "the best thing" for her to do in the situation was to go back to work, and try to stay strong for Derek and the children.According to the source, her colleagues feel like "family members", and she is accessing an "incredible support system" at ITV.The insider also revealed that Kate is finding and accessing an inner strength she hadn't previously even known that she had.Medics have been fighting to save Derek's kidneys after his immune system dramatically over-reacted to a perceived threat.Sepsis can quickly become fatal but is at first notoriously difficult to diagnose and detect.Tissues can become damaged and
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Kate Garraway opens up on Derek's fight for life in hospital as she returns to GMB
Kate Garraway has returned to Good Morning Britain and revealed details about husband Derek Draper's health after he took a "frightening turn." The I'm A Celeb star, 55, has been notably absent from the ITV show for three weeks, but was back on screens alongside Richard Madeley today (August 1).As the pair opened the show, Kate immediately addressed her absence, saying: "I'm sorry I dramatically disappeared and haven't been here for three weeks now."READ MORE: Charlotte Hawkins replaces Kate Garraway on GMB as Derek Draper's health declines"And it was actually on air on GMB on the 9th of July and Derek had come out of hospital, he's been going in and out of hospital for a while," the newsreader added.The Smooth Radio presenter went on to say that Derek became "really unwell" and she soon received a call from his carer who were concerned about his health."And then he was just really unwell, he'd come out of hospital the day before and I got a phone call from the person looking after him saying, 'right we're really worried'," Kate explained, adding: "So I whizzed home and it just sort of went 'boom' from there."She continued: "We called an ambulance, went to A&E and they said he had very severe sepsis life threatening sepsis."The ITV star called the situation "really dramatic" and applauded A&E for how they dealt with Derek's sepsis."So it was really dramatic," Kate explained.
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