GMB's Kate Garraway says Derek Draper had to be carried by production staff to film their garden show

KATE Garraway has revealed that her Covid-struck husband Derek Draper had to be carried by production staff during filming for their Love Your Garden special

The 54 year-old was talking about Tuesday night's episode, which showed her working on a healing medicinal space in their backyard, on this morning's Good Morning Britain.


When her fellow host Susanna Reid commented on how Derek looks "so well" in the show, Kate agreed he looks "great" but told how the show was filmed last year.

Kate, who was wearing green for St Patrick's Day, said: "That was actually Derek towards to end of last summer."

She went on to reveal how she was still getting the house remodelled to help with Derek's care, so the filming crew had to carry him into the garden.

Kate explained: "We still hadn't quite got the lift working to the garden so it did involve the entire Love Your Garden team having to carry him down the stairs, so big thanks to their muscle."

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She then talked about how special it was to get him back in the outdoor space after he spent 13 months in hospital battling the virus and its after effects.

"It was amazing [to get him in the garden]" Kate said. "Absolutely amazing. It was one of the things that when he was in the coma, I would say to him: 'I am going to get you back into your chair in the garden.'"

Kate's been growing plants to keep her family healthy, as well as giving her a hobby while caring for Derek.

"We want to make the garden into something more than just space to be. I really want to grow some plants that will actually improve our health and wellbeing," she said during the episode.

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"If you look past the initial beauty of the plants, it can give you so much more.

"I haven’t quite proved you can grow yourself well but I think I’ve definitely learnt you can grow yourself happier."

It has also been revealed that Kate's next TV project will be fronting the star studded series DNA journey on ITV.

She also took over Life Stories from Piers Morgan earlier this year.

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