KATE Garraway, 55, has shared fears that husband Derek Draper won’t be home in time for Christmas.

The star, who stunned as she attended the NTAs last night with her 16-year-old daughter Darcey, has recently felt yet more heartache as Derek was taken to hospital with ‘life threatening sepsis.’

Looking ahead to the potential of a Christmas with her husband at home, Kate told The Sun: “Hopefully Derek will be home before. Hopefully before. He seems to be on the right side of it now and he’s desperate to get back home now so I’m really hoping it’s before.”

She discussed whether she’d spend Christmas in hospital with the kids if Derek were to be there over the festive period.

“I don’t know yet, I’m sort of living my life one day at a time if that doesn’t sound too ridiculous, but that’s what we’re doing,” the Good Morning Britain star explained.

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Back in March 2020, Derek, 54, contracted Covid and has been fighting to overcome his health problems ever since.

Derek returned to his family home in April 2021 after over a year in hospital, but was recently rushed back after contracting sepsis.

Last night, Kate was overcome with emotion after winning the award for Authored Documentary for Caring for Derek, the follow-up documentary to Finding Derekwhich received a NTA back in 2021.

In a recent piece for The Sun, the star opened up on how Derek is doing.

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She shared: “Derek is back in hospital after developing sepsis that again threatened his life and we are again fighting to get him home.

"But I remain constantly inspired by those around him – not just for their expertise but for their loving care. 

"On his birthday they wrote in a card, 'We celebrate every day your braveness and strength to keep going through the pain, struggles and setbacks.'" 

Kate, who is now a carer for Derek, has been honest about her struggles since Derek contracted the virus.

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