Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper has been admitted to hospital in a “very serious condition” with the ITV Good Morning Britain presenter “by her husband’s side”.

Derek Draper 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.

Since then, Kate has kept fans updated on her family’s situation as Derek, a former political advisor, continues to recover.

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However Derek has taken a turn for the worse and has returned to hospital.

A source told The Sun: “Derek has been taken back to hospital this morning in a very serious condition. The family are very worried about him but Derek is in the best hands.

“Kate is by his side and is keeping it together as best she can. She’s a total professional and devoted to her work – both on Good Morning Britain and Smooth - but she had no choice but to step away this week to be there with him.

“This is an incredibly difficult time for her and their family.”

An ITV spokesperson has told the Metro that Kate will not be appearing on GMB but did not confirm the reason for her absence.

They said: "Kate is taking some time off work over the next few days, and is hoping to be back to her normal presenting duties as soon as possible."