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Kate Garraway reveals she’s writing ‘raw and emotional’ book about her husband’s Covid-19 battle

Kate Garraway has revealed she’s writing a “raw and emotional” book about her husband Derek’s Covid-19 battle.

Derek was admitted to hospital on March 30 after contracting Covid-19, but sadly he remains seriously ill.

The Good Morning Britain presenter will open up the “devastating impact” the virus has had on her family in a book entitled ‘The Power of Hope’, set for release in April.

“While my experience of Covid is extreme and extraordinary, I’m only too aware that this virus has impacted every single one of us,” Kate said.

“We’re all going through this, to some degree. By telling the story of Derek’s illness and how it has altered our family’s lives, I hope to be able to reach out to others who are suffering.

“If writing about my experience of facing fear, coping daily with an uncertain future and finding strength for the sake of my kids can help another person feeling lost or in despair, it’ll mean a lot.”

Kate with husband Derek and their two kids | INSTAGRAM

Kate’s publishers said she will “share the raw and emotional story” of Derek’s “long fight against Covid-19 and the devastating impact it continues to have on him and on their family”.

The 53-year-old will also “write about how she is coping with the uncertainty of their future, how she has found strength in community and how she strives to hold on to hope, even at the darkest of times”.

An excerpt from the book reads: “I stood at the start of the new year feeling renewed, thinking that having got through the challenges of I’m a Celebrity … I had survived the toughest experience of my life, faced my worst fears and thrived.

“Surely 2020 would be a breeze. How wrong I was. It hadn’t been anything close to the toughest experience of my life. My biggest challenge was just around the corner, and it was, for the most part, going to take place in my own home.”


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