Kate Garraway and kids enjoy Cornwall holiday as Derek Drapers parents nurse him – The Mirror

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Kate Garraway has revealed she managed to enjoy a holiday over half term with her children while her husband Derek Draper stayed home.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 54, took to her Instagram account on Sunday night to post a video of her kids Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11, playing football with her family.

In the caption, she revealed that Derek’s parents had stayed behind at the family home in London to look after him so Kate could have a well-earned holiday.

Derek, 53, still needs round-the-clock care after catching coronavirus last year left him seriously ill.

In Kate’s video, Darcey and Billy could be seen having fun on their break by the sea.

Kate Garraway took a well-earned holiday to Cornwall with her children Darcey and Billy over half term while her husband Derek Draper's parents looked after him at home
Kate Garraway took a well-earned holiday to Cornwall with her children Darcey and Billy over half term while her husband Derek Draper’s parents looked after him at home
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The sun could be seen setting behind them as the group enjoyed a game of football.

Kate could be heard chatting from behind the camera as she filmed the family fun.

She captioned the video: “#paradise Thanks to the wonderful mum dad & sisters draper for coming down to be with Derek (with nurses too ofcourse) so I could take my mum dad , Darcey & Billy to Cornwall .

“And thanks so so much to @peugeotuk for lending us a car to get us there!

Darcey and Billy played football with their family
Darcey and Billy played football with their family
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Kate filmed the football game
Kate filmed the football game
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“We got to see my brother aunts uncles cousins & new baby cousins!

“None of us have been able to get to see each other since Xmas 2019.

“So much love & v emotional – not that it made our annual football match any less competitive!!!

“Hope you have all had a great #halfterm xxx #specialmemories.”

Derek Draper
Derek has recently returned to his family home in London following a year-long battle with Covid-19 and its lasting impact in a hospital bed
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Derek is now back at home after spending a year in hospital.

In March 2020 he tested positive for coronavirus, which wreaked havoc on his body, leaving him with clots in his lungs, holes in his heart and diabetes.

He was also in an induced coma for several months.

Derek came home in April, but doctors have warned Kate that it will be a long road to recovery.

Derek's parents looked after at him while Kate and the kids went away
Derek’s parents looked after at him while Kate and the kids went away
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Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show last month, Kate said Derek “can’t really move” and only has minimal communication.

She explained: “He came home on April the 7th so we’re a few weeks into it now. How is he? Look, he’s devastated by Covid.

“He can’t really move, his communication is very minimal. There are moments where there’s up, you feel you know he’s in there. He has a lot of memory.

“But the accessing of it is very limited. He’s a long way from the Derek Draper that you know Andrew but he’s home and he’s alive, he’s asleep now.”

 

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