Kate Garraway dreaming of a big family Christmas gathering for husband Derek

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Kate Garraway looked radiant in blue and white at the opening night of 'Wonderville' magic show. (Getty Images)
Kate Garraway is dreaming of a family Christmas now husband Derek is beign treated at home. (Getty Images)

Kate Garraway has revealed her dream is to share a big family gathering with husband Derek Draper this Christmas.

The Good Morning Britain presenter's husband is bedbound due to a long struggle with coronavirus and its after-effects, but returned to live at home earlier this year having spent last Christmas in hospital.

Garraway, 54, told Woman's Own magazine: "This year, we have got him home - and fingers crossed we can keep him home. Of course, he's not going to be putting on his Santa costume, going out with Darcey for a father-and-daughter Christmas shop or the same with [son] Billy.

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"None of those things are on the horizon at the moment so it's adjusting to a new normal but also grateful he's here at all, which we didn't have at all last year and feared would never happen."

Kate Garraway, alongside her husband Derek Draper and two children Darcey, 13, and Bill, 10, arrives back at Heathrow Airport after the 2019 series of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kate Garraway with husband Derek Draper and their two children Darcey and Billy in 2019. (Getty Images)

She added: "The dream would be to get Derek to Chorley [where his family live]. At the moment, moving him is a big problem: it's exhausting for him.

"If not, maybe the Drapers could come to us for a big gathering, COVID permitting. And certainly I'll be seeing the Garraways but my oven is broken so I'm not sure anyone wants to come to me."

The TV presenter admitted the changes in her relationship as a result of becoming a carer to her husband have been very difficult to adjust to.

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Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper spent last Christmas in hospital. (ITV)

She said: "It's both emotional and physical because your relationship with the person has changed, but also what I've found is that some of the things that floor me are when there are moments when Derek is very present and then the next moment he is not.

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"You get a strange, overwhelming feeling of loneliness where you suddenly feel the person is lost and you want to grab them, fix them - bring them back.

"But then you realise you're focusing on your own emotions and not their needs."

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