Kate Garraway's sex woes
Kate Garraway has revealed how her 14-day sex marathon with husband Derek Draper was called to an early halt after a trip to A&E
Kate Garraway's sex marathon ended after a trip to A&E.
The 'Good Morning Britain' presenter was told by her friend Sylive about the "14-day sex challenge" and was keen to try it with her husband Derek Draper but disaster struck after day eight when her spouse was rushed to hospital after slipping on some leaves when he took their children to the park.
She revealed: "He has always been very romantic, but over the course of a fortnight you don't always find the time. So I was ready to give Sylvie's challenge a try. When I told Derek he was nonplussed. 'You mean, sex every two weeks?' he said nervously. But when he got the idea, he was all for it.
"Derek is a very practical person - so he sat down and made a spreadsheet. Oh, the romance. We did something similar when I was on Strictly and had to squeeze in rehearsals, a full-time job and toddler, but this was different. An adventure just for us.
"Once the schedule was established, it was time to get down to business. Day one went well. It was rather fun, actually ... Then disaster struck on day eight ... Derek had told me to take a long bubble bath, with lots of candles, while he took the kids to the park - lovemaking scheduled for later.
"But when he came home his face was ashen. He'd slipped on wet leaves and needed to go to A&E. Four hours later he emerged with four broken bones, a full leg of plaster, a wheelchair and instructions 'not to put any pressure on the foot at all, possibly for as long as three months' ... Our 14-day challenge had stalled."
And Kate admits she was "intrigued" by the idea from the get go as she felt it was a way to spend more time with her husband.
Writing in an extract from her new book 'The Joy of Big Knickers', as published in The Sun newspaper, she shared: "The rules are simple - you must have sex once a day for two weeks, no matter how inconvenient or unromantic the situation. It can be over in seconds or last an hour, it can be in the bedroom or the kitchen ... or anywhere else. The idea is to put sex back as the focus of your relationship.
"I was intrigued. When you've been with someone for a very long time, even though you still love them and fancy them, you may not be making space for the act of love. Some days my husband Derek and I barely have time for a conversation about anything apart from the business of life - who's picking up who and who's cooking dinner."