Kate Garraway has shared a challenging update as she confirmed her husband is back in hospital.

The Good Morning Britain anchor has helped care for Derek Draper since he fell critically ill after contracting coronavirus. Kate appeared on today's edition of Loose Women and revealed the former political lobbyist has been readmitted to hospital.

She said: "He's actually back in the hospital at the moment, I haven't talked about this, but not the horrific drama fortunately, because there have been lots of, as we all experience, referrals and cancellations. He's gotten back in for something that he began last year, which he needed the second part of which will hopefully mean he has more movement, physical fractures.

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"So it's a positive hospital thing." Kate is optimistic Derek will be home soon and gave an update on the emotional cost her husband's health battle has taken on the family.

She said: "It's not that you want to be a 'poor me' about it because on the one hand I feel incredibly fortunate because so many hundreds of 1000s of people, everyday people lose people. I talk in the book about grief and it took me a long time to admit that as a family we were grieving because I felt guilty because actual bereavement, so many are going through, that you feel that this is a lesser degree, but really, it is a kind of grief because you go through mini deaths when someone's very ill."

Kate regularly shares updates on Instagram and was supported yesterday when she revealed the last few weeks had been challenging.

She said: "It’s been a challenging few weeks (after a challenging few years !) & at times I think we’ve all looked around and felt the world is on fire, collapsing & bleak."

Susanna Reid responded with a message of support as she said: "Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow."

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