Kate Garraway admits she didn’t sleep before GMB interview after staying up all night with husband Derek Draper

KATE Garraway has not slept since her husband Derek Draper came home after more than a year in hospital.

On Friday Kate confirmed Derek was back home, and spoke on Good Morning Britain that caring for him is an around the clock job.

"It’s not just help with looking after him, because it is 24-hour care, and I haven’t really slept as you can probably tell," she told hosts Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh.

"I will ease off, I’m just very aware at the moment and it’s a whole new team. So he’s probably got a little bit used to the people in hospital and so it’s a new team now that are working with him and helping him to come through."

The family will continue working with "physiotherapy, occupational therapy, neuropsychology and speech and language therapy" at home.

With a whole host of medical staff attending to Derek's needs, presenter Kate re-arranged the family home to accommodate him.

"We're in the kitchen – we've got sofas in the kitchen and our front room is now his bedroom," she continued, pointing towards the background.

"I thought I'd got it really ready and then the experts arrived and said, 'Right, we've got to get all this out', you know chairs and sofas."

Kate explained there was a "huge amount of kit" that Derek needs at all times that she had to find space for, putting the rest of the existing living room furniture "in plastic boxes".

The 53-year-old spoke on the ITV show this morning about Derek's return home following a year in hospital after a severe case of Covid-19.

Kate is due to return to screens next week after getting used to a new routine and a "whole team" of medical staff to help Derek, 53, in his recovery.

Speaking on GMB about the "unique" but "amazing" situation, which sees Derek need 24-hour care, she told her co-hosts she would "see them soon".

"I'll see you next week," she told ITV Ranvir and Ben, implying she will be back in the studio after settling in wit her husband back at the family home.

Kate told of the emotional moment Derek burst into tears as he was reunited with his kids.

She said: “As we pulled up [to the house], I could see two little faces of Darcey and Billy looking out of the window and I could literally see them go, ‘He’s here!’ They ran out and opened the door.

"He immediately burst into tears, there was a lot of hugging and got him inside. He absolutely knew he was home."

She later added: “They’ve both just not stopped cuddling him and actually it was a very late night… all lying in a bed, I came back downstairs to sleep in the same room as Derek. Bill said, and Darcey agreed, they both just said, ‘Mum, he is home, let’s just take that in, he’s home’ and I said, ‘Yes, he is, that’s great’.

"They’re just delighted he’s home. I’m trying to balance the emotions of the next stage.

“We’ve got to stay positive and have hope. We’ll get there. He’s here!” 

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