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Kate Garraway doing ‘exercises’ with husband Derek as she gives promising health update

Kate Garraway pays tribute to nurses at Who Cares Wins Awards

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Kate Garraway took to the stage to present the award for Best Nurse at the Who Cares Wins Awards which took place earlier this week. In the ceremony, which will air on Channel 4 on Sunday night, the Good Morning Britain host delivers a promising update on her husband Derek’s recovery from coronavirus.

As Kate prepared to present the award, host Davina McCall asked: “Kate, I would love to ask on behalf of all of us, how is Derek doing?”

“He’s had a good day today, we did some exercises together before I came out,” she revealed.

“A day at a time, but today’s a good day. Thank you for asking, that’s really kind of you.”

Kate swiftly moved on to praise those working on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

She explained: “I’m here to talk about nurses. I mean, where do you begin, there is absolutely no doubt that everything nurses do every day is utterly breath-taking.

“But sometimes it’s the little moments of thoughtfulness that make all the difference and it’s one of those that’s lead to tonight’s recipient being nominated.”

Kate’s update on husband Derek comes not long after she revealed he “understands everything”.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Kate, 54, revealed: “His eyes lit up.

“We are very clear now that he does understand everything really, and understands everything that I tell him about.

“He can’t respond still and communicate, and Derek’s been having lots more tests of things.

“We went to hospital a few weeks ago, (which was) the first time he’d seen medics outside of the home.”

However, Kate added it has been a “very long day” for her husband as his breathing was tested.

“(They) asked him to hold his breath and release his breath, he asked absolutely everything they asked of him,” she continued.

“Also just reactions to things and reactions to the children, his responses are appropriate.

“It does really feel that way as if he is reacting.”

Thanking viewers for their support, the mother-of-two added: “I think it’s reflecting on that double thing of living with it and reporting on it.

“I think coming in here and the support from all of you has been amazing.

“I think its been very helpful when talking to political (figures) and talking to people who have been affected in all different ways.

“Not necessarily an asset I would have wanted to have.”

The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards air tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 4 and All 4

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