Kate Garraway has revealed her two children are ‘as good as can be’ while their father Derek Draper remains hospitalised with COVID-19.
The presenter, 53, offered an update on her daughter Darcey, 15, and son William’s, 11, wellbeing during Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, after being praised for her moving ITV documentary.
It comes after Kate marked her ‘hard’ second Easter without Derek at home as he reached his 13th month in hospital after battling coronavirus, but told fans she’s grateful he’s ‘still here’ after a lengthy battle with the disease.
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Getting better: Kate Garraway has revealed her two children are ‘as good as can be’ while their father Derek Draper remains hospitalised with COVID-19
During an interview to promote the new series of his Running Wild show, Bear revealed he’d just watched Kate’s moving programme, Finding Derek, which offered a glimpse into her life while Derek remained hospitalised.
As Bear asked about how the family was doing amid Derek’s Covid battle she said: ‘All good, as good as can be.’
Kate was also clearly touched by Bear’s kind words towards herself and her children, as he spoke to her and Adil Ray about the return of his National Geographic series, which returns to UK screens this weekend.
Sweet: The presenter offered an update on her daughter Darcey, 15, and son William’s, 11, wellbeing during Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain
Sweet: During the show Kate was asked about her family by presenter Bear Grylls, who revealed he’d just watched the moving ITV documentary Finding Derek about his Covid battle
Bear’s TV appearance came after he paid an emotional tribute to his ‘one in a million’ friend after the wilderness guide died in a motorcycle accident.
Joshua Valentine worked with the TV personality on NBC’s ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls.’
The show stars famed outdoorsman Grylls, 46, roughing it in remote locations with celebrities including Don Cheadle, actor Terry Cruz, and tennis ace Roger Federer.
But the 37-year-old was killed on Friday when he overtook a slowing truck on his Harley-Davidson and collided with a car in Ohio, America.
New Jersey State Police say he was thrown from his bike after he overtook the truck and smashed into a Nissan car turning right into a truck stop.
Positive: As Bear asked about how the family was doing amid Derek’s Covid battle she said: ‘All good, as good as can be’
Tragic: Bear’s TV appearance came after he paid an emotional tribute to his ‘one in a million’ friend Joshua Valentine (far right) after the wilderness guide died in a motorcycle accident
Joshua’s motorcycle flipped after smashing into the Nissan truck’s door, leaving the driver with minor injuries.
He was pronounced dead shortly before 6pm, according to the New Jersey Herald.
Police investigating the crash confirmed he was wearing a helmet before the fatal collision.
TV star and former SAS tropper Grylls has led the tributes to the self-professed survivalist, saying he is ‘heartbroken’.
He described the death of Mr Valentine, one of his ‘core safety crew’, as a ‘tragic loss’ who died in ‘an accident that has shook us all.’
RIP: The 37-year-old self-professed survivalist died in a motorcycle accident in Ohio, America
Upset: On Tuesday Bear took to Instagram to pen a moving tribute to his late friend
In his emotional Instagram post, he said: ‘He was one of those genuine one in a million. Strong as a lion, dependable, kind to everyone, humble, super skilled, and loyal to the end.
Grylls added: ‘A true friend to many. He will never be forgotten. And his example of how to live, will be with us for ever. We are all heart broken.’
In addition to his work with British adventurer Grylls, Joshua also worked on films and TV shows for Discovery, Netflix and NBC.
He provided stunt work and survival skills on set to shows including Face the Wild and also helped behind the scenes on shows aired during the Discovery Channel’s popular ‘Shark Week.’
Moving: Bear posted a heart-breaking tribute to the wilderness expert on Instagram, sharing pictures of the crew when they worked together
In addition to his passion for the outdoors, Joshua was trained in survival, mountaineering, expedition paddling, crevasse rescuing skills, and avalanche rescues.
Meanwhile on Monday Kate took to Instagram to reveal she’d spent her Easter Sunday delivering Easter Eggs to friends with her children Darcey and William.
She celebrated being loaned a new set of wheels after her family car was stolen from outside her London home in November.
The Good Morning Britain star looked in good spirits as she shared a snap of herself alongside the vehicle and said it was ‘lovely to be out and about’ after months of lockdown.
New wheels: Meanwhile on Monday Kate took to Instagram to reveal she’d spent her Easter Sunday delivering Easter Eggs to friends in a loaned car after her Volvo was stolen
She wrote: ‘Then the day got even better – thanks to the fantastic gang @peugeotuk who have loaned me this car after ‘Vickie Volvo’ was pinched we are mobile again!
‘It arrived just in the nick of time for us to deliver some #eastereggs to friends. Lovely to be out and about a little bit.
‘The car is super sporty and I promise to be super careful with it so you have it back in mint condition! Hope you have all had a lovely day & are stuffed full of chocolate.’
Kate previously told how she and husband Derek Draper’s car ‘Vicky Volvo’ was taken by thieves overnight.
Battle: It comes after Kate marked her ‘hard’ second Easter without Derek (pictured) at home, but told fans she’s grateful he’s ‘still here’ after a lengthy battle with the disease
The broadcaster penned a heartfelt note insisting it was a ‘hard’ day, but added that she is thankful he is ‘still here’ as he continues to battle COVID-19 in hospital 13 months after contracting it.
She wrote: ‘#happyeaster everyone – so hard that it’s the second we’ve lived through in Lockdown/restrictions and of course our second without Derek home with us.
‘But he is still here so we have so much to give thanks for and there’s lots to hope for isn’t there.’
Kate also thanked her thoughtful neighbour, who turned on the doorstep with a delicious-looking cake.
‘Our day started with sun shining and our wonderful neighbour who we call ‘Cakesuzy’ bringing round the most amazing #easter cake ever she had made herself!’ Kate added.
Kate was showered with praise last month when her documentary, Finding Derek, was aired on ITV, recounting the harrowing year she has experienced as her husband continues to battle the coronavirus.
The programme was ITV’s most-watched factual show in three years, after 4.5 million viewers tuned into it two weeks ago.
Following the broadcast, Kate said she’d been ‘absolutely overwhelmed’ by the positive reaction she’d received following the documentary as she continued to offer an insight into Derek’s recovery.
Tough: The star was showered with praise last month when her documentary, Finding Derek, was aired on ITV, recounting the harrowing year she has experienced