Kate Garraway has issued an “emotional” update on her husband Derek Draper who continues his recovery from coronavirus.

Derek Draper, 53, fell ill in March 2020 after contracting coronavirus and has required a long recovery in intensive care, during which he was placed in a coma.

After more than a year in hospital, he was considered well enough to return to his North London home in April.

The Good Morning Britain presenter and former I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant has been open about how her family has coped since her husband’s diagnosis.

Posting to her fans on Instagram, Kate provided an update on how she has coped with the prospect of packing up her husband’s things as the family move house.

Kate Garraway issues 'emotional update on husband 

Sharing a picture alongside a smiling removal man, she said: “So… one of the things have been tackling is packing up Derek’s therapy rooms & office. Had been dragging my feet because I knew it would be so emotional & because didn’t want to seem to be giving up hope of him returning to the work he loves one day.

Then the building was put up for sale and we had to clear out - fate! Next problem was the huge task of packing up all his files, his cuttings, books and furniture he’s treasured for decades.”

The mum-of-two added: “Thanks a million chaps - will be definitely calling you when Derek is setting up his new venture!”

The couple share two children together, Darcey and Billy.