Kate Garraway says Derek's legs are 'like sticks' after 8st weight loss and was left with no muscle in Covid battle
22nd March 2021

GOOD Morning Britain's Kate Garraway has said her husband Derek has legs like "sticks" after coronavirus ravaged her body.

The 53-year-old star explained that her husband, who has been in intensive care for a year, now has no muscle left.

Kate was speaking ahead of her ITV documentary Finding Derek airing tomorrow night.

Kate told the Mirror: "He has changed. Derek is physically very affected.

"His legs are like sticks, he has no muscle left. In terms of his movement, he’s physically affected.”

Kate, who shares children Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11, with Derek added that his recovery has slipped back in recent months.



She said: Things have regressed a little bit this year since January, but how much that is to do with the restrictions of not being able to visit, is unclear.

Derek is heard warning Kate from his hospital bed that there may be no way out for him.

He says: "I’ve got to the point where I just think f*** it. Just f*** it.'"

There are fears that former Labour Party adviser Derek may never fully recover following his illness.


Speaking on The One Show last week, Kate explained that his brain is "no longer his friend".

She said: "He is somebody who both in this time before I knew him, when he was in politics, and also since in all the work he has done in mental health, because that’s his thing now.

"His brain has always been his best friend and he's lived on his wits and now suddenly his brain – as we all know controls his body – is no longer his friend and he's fighting to get out."

Kate began working on the documentary in August and had hoped she'd be reunited with her husband at home before it aired, but that has not been the case.

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