Kate Garraway Kids, Husband & How They're Coping In COVID-19

By Cara Dudgeon

22nd April 2020

Kate Garraway Kids, Husband & How They’re Coping In COVID-19

Kate Garraway’s kids and husband have been struggling more than most during COVID-19 – and the reason why is heartbreaking.

Kate Garraway kids and husband in a posed photo

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Who are Kate Garraway’s kids?

Celebrity Kate Garraway shares children Darcey and William with her husband Derek Draper. Derek served as a political advisor who is generally known for being part of ‘Lobbygate’.

Their daughter is Darcey (birthdate March 10th 2006) and they also have a son William – who is known as ‘Billy’ (born 2009).

Also, Derek is not the TV star’s first husband. She was previously married to her boss at ITV Meridan, Ian Ramsey, from 1998-2002.

How the coronavirus affects them

However, Kate says that Derek tested positive for COVID-19 in April.

Kate’s fellow Good Morning Britain host, Piers Morgan, tweeted:

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The newsreader posts videos on her Instagram account of herself and her children clapping for the key workers who are taking care of the main man in their life.

Kate Garraway reveals that Derek is still in a critical condition as he battles coronavirus and remains in intensive care.

Due to Derek’s condition, Kate and her children are now in isolation from the coronavirus pandemic.

Kate’s background

Kathryn Mary Garraway was born on May 4th, 1967 in Berkshire. Attending Bath Spa University, Kate earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History.

In 1994 she got her first taste at journalism. First, Garraway was part of the South edition of ITV News Central as a journalist, reporter and news presenter. Later, she was ‘talent-spotted’ in 1996 after presenting a three-minute bulletin. Consequently, Garraway earned a promotion to become co-presenter of the South East edition of ITV News Meridan.

From there she went on to join Sky News’ Sunrise, before gaining public recognition in 2000 when she became the co-presenter of GMTV Today. She c0-presented the show until its departure.

When GMTV’s follow-up show, Daybreak, launched, she was originally just the entertainment editor but later took over from Christine Lampard as the main presenter. However, she was soon replaced with Lorraine Kelly.

When Daybreak was cancelled, Kate got a new job on the show’s replacement, Good Morning Britain.

Wedding bells?

Kate revealed that the pair are set to marry for the second time after Derek proposed after she left the I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! jungle.

It also seems like it’s going to be a family affair, as their daughter will be the one planning the wedding!

“She’s [Darcey] 13, so it could be very interesting, but we’ll see’.

Kate’s kids convinced her to do I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Kate Garraway’s kids are the reason why she was part of the nineteenth series of the survival show.

In an interview the blonde bombshell admitted:

‘It’s all their fault.

‘Darcey really got into the last couple of series and kept saying “You should so do this mum”, and things like “You should eat that slug from the garden, or jump off of that wall, to practise”‘.

Kate managed to last 22 days in the jungle but they came with many trials (and screams):

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Kate Garraway’s kids and Derek appeared on Good Morning Britain to weigh in on her jungle progress.

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How the show changed Kate’s life

Speaking to ITV colleague, Lorraine Kelly, Kate revealed how being on the reality show changed her life for the better.

In order to mimic the sense of community that she had in the jungle, the fifty-two-year-old has created a wellbeing group: Club Garraway. On the website she states:

‘When I left the jungle I told Ant and Dec that I was pressing the reset button on my life – vowing to treasure even more the things that are most important, feel as fabulous as possible and find the joy in every moment however tough life gets. It’s going to be a challenge – fancy doing it with me?

‘That’s why I’m creating my new wellbeing club Club Garraway to share my personal journey and share videos, tips and tools on how to be stronger and happier’.

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