Kate Garraway fears she won't be able to see Derek Draper over Christmas after Tier 4 restrictions are enforced
KATE Garraway has voiced fears she won't be able to see her sick husband Derek Draper over Christmas.
It follows news that 18million people in London and the South East will be plunged into Tier 4 and banned from mixing households.
A worried fan tweeted Kate: "I truly hope in all of this @kategarraway & her children gets to form a bubble and to see Derek.
"It's hard for all of us, but harder for her as her situation is unique."
Kate replied: "I hope so too Fatimah.
"Not quite clear at the moment but thank you for thinking of me and the others in the same situation xxx."
Former political lobbyist Derek, 53, was placed in an induced coma after being admitted to hospital in March with coronavirus.
Derek is now the country’s longest-fighting Covid-19 patient after marking six months in hospital.
Kate agonisingly watched through FaceTime as Derek mouthed the word “pain” while doctors manipulated his body to prevent him seizing up.
It was his first word after 214 days in hospital.
Kate has spoken frequently about how much she and their children Darcey and Billy miss him.
The 53-year-old has been forced into being a single mum to Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11, while Derek battles back from his coronavirus coma.
Kate was this week given the award of Inspiration Of The Year at the HELLO! Star Women Awards following her bravery throughout her family's tragedy.
Speaking at the virtual awards ceremony, the Good Morning Britain star said: "It has brought us closer but also they miss their dad, so I guess I'm trying to be mum and dad as well and obviously can't be.
"It's sad as well, so it's making sure there's enough laughter going on as well. That's so important.
"You find yourself laughing at the silliest things and that's kind of a release."
She added: "I obviously hope that Derek can recover and come back to us, I mean that's the big one.
"I hope that we can as a country fight our way out of this pandemic. We don't give in to bitterness and anger.
"I hope we can keep that community spirit we had at the beginning where we were all clapping for carers."
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