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Kate Garraway's close friend Clare Nasir has revealed the Good Morning Britain star's "uncertainty eats her alive" over her husband Derek Draper's health.
The 53 year old's other half has been in hospital since April fighting the coronavirus and the subsequent health issues it has left him with.
While it's been a horrific time for both Kate and their children Darcey, 14, and William, 11, TV presenter Clare, 50, has said they've become stronger by the experience.
Speaking to Closer magazine, Clare said: "Kate is a warrior and she'll do what she has to do to get through this."
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The weather presenter continued: "This is someone who isn't fazed by interviewing the Prime Minister or victims of child abuse, because she can relate to everybody and has the mental capacity to cope.
"She’s incredibly resilient. Some people would've crumbled by now, but this is going to make her stronger."
Clare went on to explain that Kate's number one priority is to keep her children's lives "as normal as possible" under the current circumstances.
However, not knowing if and when her husband will be able to walk out of the hospital in good condition is a truly awful thing for Kate to go through.
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Clare said: "The uncertainty eats her alive, but she doesn't want that to transition to them [the kids]. She's doing an amazing job of keeping them buoyant and positive.
"They're doing amazingly well – they all have that inner Garraway strength, which has sustained Kate over so many months."
Kate's pal also said she "defied all the odds" after remaining calm when their family car was stolen from outside their home. Clare said Kate was "laughing through her anxiety and shaking her head in disbelief" before sorting out the situation.
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While Derek's health is not at it's best, hope is not yet gone as he recently said his first word since being admitted to hospital earlier this year.
Kate told The Sun that the father of her children mouthed the word "pain" twice as doctors moved his body to prevent him from seizing up.
The TV personality, who recently said Derek has "worrying downs", explained: "It’s a case of trying to balance belief, hope, optimism with reality. But we have had a breakthrough which was both amazing yet heartbreaking.
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“It happened when the nurses were moving Derek, as part of his treatment, to trigger the sensation of gravity because he's been horizontal for so long.
“Right from the beginning, when Derek couldn’t even open his eyes, the doctors and nurses have always talked to him to be respectful, and to try to trigger a response.
“As they were shifting him, they asked if he could feel anything – not expecting a response as he hadn’t previously. But suddenly he mouthed in a whisper, ‘Pain’."
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