Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper finally returns home after over a year in hospital with coronavirus

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Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper is home from hospital (Picture:ITV)

Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper has finally been allowed to return home after spending over a year in hospital. 

Derek, 53, had been one of the worst-affected coronavirus patients to survive, and is now off all machines but will still receive round-the-clock care at the family’s home in North London which has been extensively adapted for his needs. 

A friend of the Good Morning Britain host told The Sun: ‘Kate’s dreamt of this day for so long, and can’t thank wonderful NHS staff enough.’

The family have been warned that Derek’s recovery will be ‘long and gruelling’, but the couple’s children – Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11 – cried tears of joy to finally be reunited with their father. 

The source added: ‘This past year has given Derek and Kate an absolutely unbreakable bond — she has been such a rock, and a total inspiration to everyone in Britain battling their own horror stories with the pernicious disease.’

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