Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid says Kate Garraway is "hoping for a miracle" amid husband Derek's coronavirus battle

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Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid has said that her co-star Kate Garraway is "hoping for a miracle" as her husband Derek Draper remains extremely ill following a battle with coronavirus.

Writing in her Daily Mail column following Kate's recent appearance on the ITV morning show, Susanna said that watching Kate describe Derek's condition during the interview was "heartbreaking".

"She has such strength even to be able to put into words what she and their children are going through," Susanna wrote.

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"Kate is hoping for a miracle in his recovery and for him to break through. After her moving interview, so many people got in touch with Good Morning Britain to send their support. They were moved to tears at her anguish, but inspired by her courage.

"Derek is a strong, clever, insightful man devoted to his gorgeous wife and children. Kate feels stronger just by knowing that all our support is there."

Derek was hospitalised with the virus at the beginning of April and, in the GMB interview earlier this month, Kate shared that while her husband is now testing negative for coronavirus, he is still "very, very sick".

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"The fight with the virus has been won, and he's still here. But it's wreaked extraordinary damage on his body and we don't know if he can recover from that," Kate explained.

Meanwhile, Susanna isn't the only GMB star to praise Kate's strength amid her husband's coronavirus battle as fellow co-star Ben Shepard also recently reflected on Kate's interview, calling her "remarkable".

"For her to speak with such eloquence and honesty and positivity in the face of truly horrific circumstances for her and her family is testament to what an incredible person she is," he added.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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