Kate Garraway smiled as she left Smooth Radio in central London on Thursday, after tearfully hitting out at coronavirus rule breakers on Good Morning Britain.
The presenter, 53, looked chic in black denim dungarees and a pretty floral shirt, and completed her outfit with a white overcoat as she strutted into Global Studios.
On GMB earlier in the day, Kate said she wants to show lockdown rule-breakers a picture of her husband Derek Draper ‘in his current state’ as he continues to battle COVID-19.
Stepping out: Kate Garraway looked chic as she headed to work at Smooth FM after issuing a stark warning to lockdown rule-breakers amid husband Derek’s coronavirus battle
The mother-of-two put on a brave face as she made her way to work, carrying all her essentials in a large cream bag.
She elongated her legs with a pair of black suede boots and made sure to put safety first by donning a face mask as she left the building after her shift.
Kate wore her blonde tresses in a smart bob and looked typically radiant with a natural makeup look.
Radiant: The presenter, 53, opted for black denim dungarees and a pretty floral shirt, and completed her outfit with a white overcoat as she strutted into Global Studios
Style: The mother-of-two put on a brave face as she headed to work, carrying all her essentials in a large cream bag
Earlier on Thursday, Kate said she wanted to show lockdown rule-breakers a picture of her husband Derek Draper ‘in his current state’ as he continues to battle COVID-19.
Visibly fighting back tears, she revealed her husband’s parents had been unable to visit the former lobbyist, 53, since he was hospitalised on March 29, and urged viewers to maintain government guidelines.
In a stark warning to those flouting the rules, Kate said: ‘You don’t want this in your life. You don’t know who it will affect and how.’
Lovely: She elongated her legs with a pair of black suede boots as she strutted out of the studios in central London
Pretty: Kate wore her blonde tresses in a smart bob and looked typically radiant with a natural makeup look
Kind-hearted: Kate waved as she left the studios
The daytime television star’s words of warning come amid reports Derek’s battle with coronavirus has become the ‘longest in the UK,’ after spending 184 days in and out of intensive care.
An emotional Kate urged viewers to keep following the guidelines, after host Susanna Reid asked for her feelings on the nation’s growing fatigue towards masks and social distancing.
She said: ‘I have huge sympathy with people who are fed up with it.
Gorgeous: Kate nailed daytime chic in her lovely autumnal outfit as she continued her busy day in London
Stylish: The presenter looked classy in her monochrome outfit which she teamed with a big leather handbag
Best foot forward: She appeared to be in a good mood despite issuing the stark warning about coronavirus earlier in the day
Out and about: At one point Kate took a break from her stroll to check her phone on the pavement
‘I think if you haven’t been directly touched by it, you haven’t seen the devastation, your life has been devastated, your livelihood, your ability to feel a sense of joy, you’re going to get frustrated.
‘It does make me tempted to show a picture of Derek in his current state and say “You don’t want this in your life. You don’t know who it will affect and how”. So stick to it.’
‘There’s huge confusion around it, but we kind of know wearing a mask, social distancing, we know the basics, and we have to do our best in the muddle.’
‘There are so many shades of grey. If we stick to basics we can hopefully get through it.’
Toned: The mother-of-two showed off her lithe legs in the black dungarees which she teamed with black boots
Busy day: Kate had all her essentials with her as she left the studios after her presenting slot
Serious: Earlier on Thursday, Kate admitted she wants to show lockdown rulebreakers a picture of her husband Derek Draper, as he continues to battle COVID-19
Struggling to fight back tears, Kate then added: ‘Derek’s mum and dad haven’t been able to see Derek.
‘If they can go six months without giving a hug to their son, who’s so desperately ill, the rest of us can probably get through.
‘Sorry, I didn’t mean to depress everybody. That’s the reality of getting caught up in the virus directly.’
The discussion came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s father Stanley was pictured shopping without a face covering, and former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was revealed to have attended a dinner party with nine guests, more than the legal limit.
Hard: Kate urged viewers to keep following the government guidelines, after host Susanna Reid asked for her feelings on the growing fatigue towards masks and social distancing
Fighting it: The presenter revealed her husband’s parents had been unable to visit Derek since he’d been hospitalised back in March (Kate and Derek are pictured in December 2019)
Earlier this week Lorraine Kelly also threw her support behind Kate as she lambasted anti-lockdown protesters as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘irresponsible.’
She said: ‘I was fuming at the weekend! The protests! I absolutely would love to take these people by the hand and show them the reality [of COVID-19]!’
‘Wouldn’t you like our Kate Garraway to have a wee word with [the protesters] and tell them about the hell she’s been living through with her husband!’ Lorraine hissed. ‘It’s absolutely ridiculous and totally irresponsible!’
On Monday it was reported that Kate’s husband Derek has become the longest surviving patient with coronavirus, after spending 184 days in and out of intensive care.
Important: Fighting back tears, Kate added: ‘If they can go six months without giving a hug to their son, who’s so desperately ill, the rest of us can probably get through’
The former lobbyist was first hospitalised with the disease on March 29, he was on a ventilator and put in an induced coma shortly thereafter before he was woken up in July, but progress is said to be ‘very slow.’
According to a report from The Sun on Monday, Derek is one of ‘only a handful’ of people to be in hospital for six months with coronavirus.
A source speaking to the publication claimed: ‘Kate has been so brave and her strength is awe-inspiring. But the truth is that progress is very, very slow.
‘Derek has now been hospitalised for six months which makes him one of only a handful of people who have been in hospital for this long.
‘It’s incredibly tough for Kate though because some days he shows signs of improvement, and then 24 hours later he has taken a worrying turn for the worse. It’s literally one step forward, two steps back.’
The source went on to claim that Kate is thankful Derek is ‘still here’ as it means she has hope he will pull through after so many have lose their loved ones.
Derek was hospitalised after suffering serious complications from Covid-19 and has remained in intensive care ever since, in a minimally conscious state from which no one knows if he will ever recover.
Speaking to the Mail On Sunday’s YOU magazine about the family’s ordeal earlier this month, Kate revealed doctors had warned her Derek wouldn’t survive, and expressed her shock at seeing his appearance as his ‘worn-out and thin’ body struggled to fight the virus.
Illness: Derek was first hospitalised with the disease on March 29, he was on a ventilator and put in an induced coma shortly thereafter before he was woken up in July
Derek, who she revealed has lost eight stone during the battle, is one of an estimated just five people in the world whose bodies have been damaged so much by Covid.
Kate recalled: ‘Doctors were saying, “He’s not going to make it.’Unable to breathe, he was put into a medical coma to give his lungs a rest. Before he went under, he called Kate and said, “I love you, you’ve saved my life.”
For several weeks, the family’s only contact with Derek was through hospital staff, so when Kate first saw her husband, she found him unrecognisable.
Kate recalled: ‘When I finally got to FaceTime him, seeing him unconscious was a big shock.
‘He’s lost nearly eight stone in weight, a lot of it muscle throughout his body. He looked worn-out, thin and pale with dark circles under his eyes and there were lots of tubes.’
In July Derek emerged from his deep coma and started showing some signs of consciousness, occasionally opening his eyes.
Only a few weeks ago, Kate was finally allowed to visit Derek in hospital. Coronavirus precautions mean the children and Derek’s parents haven’t been able to yet.
Kate and Derek married in 2005, and share daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 11.
Earlier this year, Kate took a break from work in order to look after their children in lockdown and be there for Derek, but has since returned to Good Morning Britain, and her mid-morning slot on Smooth Radio.
Doting mother: Kate and Derek married in 2005, and share daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 11 [pictured in December]
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