Kate Garraway has given an update on her husband Derek Draper who has been hospitalised for the last 10 weeks after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Speaking to her colleagues on ITV's Good Morning Britain, she said: "There will be tears, by the way, I will try to keep them in.

"He's still with us, he has fought the most extraordinary battle and I hate the idea of that but it is a battle.

"The fact that he's still here and holding on, I'm so grateful that he is still here."

She added: "He's very, very sick and as time goes on it's a virus, it's a little bit like a computer virus, the doctors manage one bit extraordinarily well and there seems to be hope and then there is something else.

"It's affected him from the top of his head to the tip of his toes."

Kate Garraway and Derek Draper

Garraway added: "He is now Covid-free, he's testing negative, 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."

She said she was encouraged by her colleague Piers Morgan to treat Draper's illness like a breaking news story and gather all the information she could and get to work helping him.

She said: "That gave me a job, that gave me that breaking news mode when something awful happens and you have to not think about the emotion of it.

"I think about two weeks ago I probably did crash because you can't stay like that forever and the problem is I have huge hope and massive positivity and will never give up on that because Derek is the core of my life, but I have absolute uncertainty and the doctors don't know because they have never seen this before.

"One doctor said to me he's the worst affected person he's had to treat that has lived, thank God he's lived so far."