Kate Garraway's Christmas wish
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 December 2020
Kate Garraway hopes to form a bubble with husband Derek Draper so she can see him on Christmas Day (25.12.20), after the British government introduced new lockdown restrictions
Kate Garraway hopes to form a bubble with husband Derek Draper so she can see him on Christmas Day (25.12.20).
The 'Good Morning Britain' star's spouse has been hospitalised since March after contracting Covid-19 and Kate admitted that things aren't "quite clear" at the moment after the government introduced new festive lockdown restrictions.
Following the announcement, Kate's colleague Charlotte Hawkins tweeted: "Just when we thought this year couldn't get any worse.... #christmasiscancelled."
One Twitter user replied, saying: "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 – who has children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11 with Derek, 53 – retweeted the message and wrote: "I hope so too – not quite clear at the moment but thank you for thinking of me and the others in the same situation xxx."
Speaking recently about her tough year and Christmas plans, Kate, 53, said: "If you've lost someone due to COVID or lost someone for whatever reason, I think Christmas is very tough.
"So I'm lucky that Derek is still with us and we still have hope for next year but it is hard to know how to plan because we have very specific traditions.
"We'd always go to Derek's parents' on Christmas Eve and we'd go to church. I don't think any of that's possible because we need to stay close to Derek in the hospital.
"So I've been talking to the children about forming new traditions and I think we're going to have a Christmas season, so we've already watched Nativity. Key moment.
"We do have a ten-foot high inflatable Santa, obviously, and a ten foot high inflatable penguin. You can imagine how delighted the neighbours are when that goes up – I think Ben Shephard's offered to come and help."