Kate Garraway’s moving Father’s Day tribute to husband Derek

Kate Garraway has shared a touching tribute to her husband Derek, as well his father and her own this Father's Day.

The Good Morning Britain presenter admitted it was a "tough day" for her and her family, but was grateful for the support she has received throughout her husband's illness.

Kate's husband Derek Draper continues to fight for his life after the 52-year-old was taken to hospital at the end of March.

He has been in hospital for more than 11 weeks.

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Though he has now tested negative for coronavirus, he still remains incredibly ill.

Kate is hopeful he will "keep fighting" and "eventually" make a recovery.

On Instagram, Kate said: "Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful Daddys out there.

"A tough day for us but am filled with so much love & gratitude to still have for my Dad “Trinity “ – thats my Dad Gordon, Derek’s dad Ken and of course Derek himself (officially the Best Dad in the World according to Darcey & Billy.) all three of them never happier than when they are with their children.

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"I’m so grateful to have you still in our lives – & know so many today don’t have that.

"But the love is there – no separation can change that."

In an interview on Good Morning Britain earlier this month, Kate explained Derek is now Covid free but is still suffering the consequences of the virus.

She said: "It's wreaked extraordinary damage on his body and we don't know if he can recover from that."

Kate said she has "huge hope and massive positivity" but the doctors "don't know" if her husband will make a full recovery.

On social media, she added an apology for remaining relatively silent on social media but said it was because she "needed a little time" and was feeling quite "overwhelmed by the long road that lies ahead".

Providing an update on Derek's condition, the mother-of-two added: "Whatever happens next I’m afraid it IS going to be a long road, with an uncertain end that isn’t even nearly in sight right now.

"BUT. This week I am refocusing on hope that as a family we are going to pull together with the support of friends and get through everything come what may.

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"Hope – because I know that the amazing people keeping Derek alive, stand shoulder to shoulder with me in NEVER giving up on him and, of course, hope that my wonderful Derek is going to keep fighting this and eventually start to slowly recover.

"After all we are all having to do that aren’t we in one way or another – this ghastly time has affected us all & life deals us blows that we just have to bounce back from & celebrate the good.

"This Father’s Day I am sending you all the love & positivity in the world – let’s seek out the joy!"

Kate and Derek were married in 2005 and have two children together, Darcey and Billy.