Kate Garraway reveals her son, 10, sleeps in a fort beside dad Derek Draper's empty bed

Kate Garraway reveals her son, 10, sleeps in a fort beside dad Derek Draper's empty bed

Kate Garraway has revealed her son Billy, 10, sleeps by his coronavirus-stricken father's empty bed every night. The Good Morning Britain presenter's husband Derek Draper, 52, has been in a comatose state in intensive care for the past 10 weeks, after contracting coronavirus. Billy is usually walked to school by Derek and misses him so much that he has made a fort on the former lobbyist's side of the bed. In a heart-wrenching interview with The Sun, Kate said: 'Derek is such an amazing dad, he’s brilliant with the kids, and that’s one of the reasons why this is so hard. It just doesn’t feel right without him. 'One of the things that makes it so sad is that I know he would have loved this, our time together in lockdown, he was never happier than being in this house, just the four of us.' Billy and Derek had been building a Lego Death Star from Star Wars and Billy has left it unfinished so the pair can continue when he is out of hospital. Derek, a psychologist, was hospitalised at the end of March after becoming breathless. Due to hospital hygiene rules surrounding coronavirus, his family haven't been able to visit him. The family FaceTime him everyday in the hopes that he will still be able to hear what they're saying. Although the doting father now doesn't have Covid-19, the illness seriously damaged his major organs. Kate and Derek are also parents to daughter Darcey ...
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