Kate Garraway embraces nurse after realising she cared for husband Derek Draper live on GMB


Kate Garraway was lost for words upon realising she was sitting across from a nurse who saved her husband Derek Draper’s life, during Friday’s Good Morning Britain.

The broadcaster, 54, was interviewing Michael Rosen, 75, and his former carer Beth Dixon, who worked in the intensive care unit while he was in a coma with Covid in 2020.

Derek, also 54, returned home from hospital in April 2021 after a year-long battle with the virus, and still requires round-the-clock care in the midst of his lengthy recovery.

‘I’m quite overwhelmed!’ Kate Garraway was lost for words upon realising she was sitting across from a nurse who saved her husband Derek Draper’s life, during Friday’s GMB

Beth had written the author letters while he was unconscious to help when he woke up, but the pair had never met before.

The ITV morning show welcomed her onto the set as a surprise, before it came to light that Michael and her husband Derek were only two beds away from each other.

Asking Beth if she would have cared for her husband, she replied: ‘I would have cared for him, yeah, we did everything we could.’

Her response left Kate emotional as she stood up and hugged Beth, thanking her, saying, ‘God that is amazing. Thank you so much by the way.’

Wow! The ITV morning show welcomed her onto the set as a surprise, before it came to light that guest Michael Rosen and her husband Derek were only two beds away from each other

Wow! The ITV morning show welcomed her onto the set as a surprise, before it came to light that guest Michael Rosen and her husband Derek were only two beds away from each other

Group: The broadcaster, 54, was interviewing Michael, 75, (right) and his former carer Beth Dixon (right), who worked in the ICU while he was in a coma with Covid in 2020

Group: The broadcaster, 54, was interviewing Michael, 75, (right) and his former carer Beth Dixon (right), who worked in the ICU while he was in a coma with Covid in 2020

‘We tried, we did everything that we could. We put our all into it,’ said Beth.

Kate replied: ‘Thank you so much. That is amazing. Gosh, I feel quite… I don’t know whether I can leap up and hug you but I’m going to. Thank you so much – that’s amazing.

‘I’m quite overwhelmed as I’ve not seen the faces of anyone from that time so it’s lovely.’ 

Michael, who spent 47 days in intensive care with Covid, revealed his heartbreaking recovery, as well as the selfless work by those on the NHS frontline in the documentary 2020: The Story Of Us.

Kate recently detailed how she struggles with ‘loss’ amid her husband Derek continues his lengthy recovery from Covid. 

Amazing: Asking Beth if she would have cared for her husband, she replied: 'I would have cared for him, yeah, we did everything we could'

Amazing: Asking Beth if she would have cared for her husband, she replied: ‘I would have cared for him, yeah, we did everything we could’

Inspirational: 'We tried, we did everything that we could. We put our all into it,' said Beth

Inspirational: ‘We tried, we did everything that we could. We put our all into it,’ said Beth

Beaming: Kate (right) told Beth (left): 'I'm quite overwhelmed as I've not seen the faces of anyone from that time so it's lovely'

Beaming: Kate (right) told Beth (left): ‘I’m quite overwhelmed as I’ve not seen the faces of anyone from that time so it’s lovely’

The former Daybreak presenter spoke candidly about the struggle during Wednesday’s episode of Your Body Uncovered, detailed how his ongoing health battle has put strain on their relationship.

Kate was joined by guest Paul on the show, who suffered a stroke three years ago and now battles symptoms such as neuro-fatigue, which produces an overwhelming feeling of tiredness, making everyday activities extremely difficult.

Paul’s story resonated with Kate, who related her husband Derek’s neurological health battle with Paul’s.

Kate shared: ‘When something is neurological, it’s not just caring for the physical problem, it affects the relationship as well’ 

Hug: Her response left Kate emotional as she stood up and hugged Beth, thanking her, saying, 'God that is amazing. Thank you so much by the way'

Hug: Her response left Kate emotional as she stood up and hugged Beth, thanking her, saying, ‘God that is amazing. Thank you so much by the way’

Shocking: Michael, who spent 47 days in intensive care with Covid, revealed his heartbreaking recovery, as well as the selfless work by those on the NHS frontline in the documtary 2020: The Story Of Us

Shocking: Michael, who spent 47 days in intensive care with Covid, revealed his heartbreaking recovery, as well as the selfless work by those on the NHS frontline in the documtary 2020: The Story Of Us

She took time to chat to his wife Lynn, who was going through a similar struggle to Kate as a partner, with Lynn sharing: ‘And you don’t know how it is going the affect the non-affected person, as it was, because you’re still the same and they might not know how different they might be’

Kate agreed that there is a loss for both sides of the relationship: ‘There’s a loss I think, there’s a loss for them in the fact that they’re changed in some way, but there’s a loss that you have to adjust to as well, as a partner,’ she explained.

Kate also spoke on Derek’s condition during Wednesday morning’s Good Morning Britain, while chatting to The Bill star Chris Ellison, who has been diagnosed with the speech-debilitating condition aphasia.

Open: The former Daybreak presenter spoke candidly about the struggle during Your Body Uncovered, detailed how his ongoing health battle has put strain on their relationship

Open: The former Daybreak presenter spoke candidly about the struggle during Your Body Uncovered, detailed how his ongoing health battle has put strain on their relationship

She revealed how Derek can say some words, but not express himself completely, sharing: ‘In a sense Derek – because of Covid – has a version of this where he can understand, sometimes do odd words, but can’t express himself.’

Derek is currently in critical condition and needs round-the-clock care, with Kate previously admitting that if left unaided for over three days, he could die. 

He is bed-stricken, with Kate doing much of the caring herself as she insists she won’t ‘ever give up on him’. 

Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway is now available on BBC iPlayer.

Tough: Derek, also 54, returned home from hospital in April 2021 after a year-long battle with the virus, and still requires round-the-clock care in the midst of his lengthy recovery

Tough: Derek, also 54, returned home from hospital in April 2021 after a year-long battle with the virus, and still requires round-the-clock care in the midst of his lengthy recovery 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk