Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has said her husband, Derek Draper, is still fighting coronavirus after he was rushed to hospital a the end of March.

The TV star shared a video of her children banging drums as they paid tribute to frontline workers yesterday on social media and said the gesture had been "a source of weekly comfort".

With Thursday's clap potentially being the last after organiser Annemarie Plas called for it to stop, Garraway said that she "felt the tears come tonight to think it's coming to an end before Derek's ordeal with us".

"But whether we clap or not next Thursday my eternal thanks to all in the NHS goes on.



"They are keeping Derek alive and every one of them is fighting as hard as Derek is to give us the chance to be reunited."

"It's not easy but when I think of how hard Derek is fighting and the bravery of all in the NHS it helps."

She added that she is "having to find new ways of staying strong everyday" for her children Darcey and Billy "as I know Derek would want me to".

Garraway's colleague Piers Morgan said his heart is breaking for his co-host. Writing on Twitter he said: "This breaks my heart. Few happier, more positive people than @kategarraway. Or a more loyal, decent friend & colleague.

"So many families like hers going through so much unimaginable anguish in this crisis. Sending all my love to Kate & continuing to root for Derek."

This breaks my heart.
Few happier, more positive people than @kategarraway. Or a more loyal, decent friend & colleague. So many families like hers going through so much unimaginable anguish in this crisis. Sending all my love to Kate & continuing to root for Derek. https://t.co/4zhFAR4Ego

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 28, 2020