KATE Garraway's Good Morning Britain co-stars have praised her "moving" message about "keeping hope alive" as they sent their love to her critically ill husband Derek Draper.
Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh read out Kate's emotional update on Derek, who is still fighting for his life in intensive care with coronavirus.
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He has fallen into a coma since catching the bug – and last night Kate broke down in tears as she joined in on the final Clap for Carers with their kids Darcey and Billy.
Ranvir said: "We movingly and openly said the NHS are keeping Derek alive. Hope has to keep us all going."
"We are sending our love to them and to all of you out there," added Ben.
After reading out Kate's latest update on Derek, Ranvir added: "We've got some video of Billy on the drums. They've got good rhythm just like their mum and dad."
Kate, 53, admitted she was said the weekly clap was ending, telling fans it had "been a source of weekly comfort".
She wrote on Instagram: "Hear this might be the last clap for carers so Billy thought we should get the drums out to go out in style!
"Its been such a source of weekly comfort for them & me & I must admit I felt the tears come tonight to think it’s coming to an end while our fear for Derek goes on.
"But even if we don’t clap next Thursday it won’t diminish my eternal thanks to all in the #NHS. They are keeping Derek alive & every one of them is fighting as hard as Derek is to give us the chance to be reunited.
"Hope has to keep us all going doesn’t it? I am having to find new ways of staying strong everyday for Darcey & Billy, as I know Derek would want me to.
"It’s not easy but when I think of how hard Derek is fighting & the bravery of all in the #NHS it helps."
Kate added: "Thanks so much for all your messages… Standing together & learning from each other has to get us all through. #hope #love #clapthecarers"
The Good Morning Britain presenter was seen wiping away tears during Thursday evening's clap, before she embraced her 14-year-old daughter Darcey.
Darcey and 10-year-old Billy sat on the wall of their front garden as they banged on drums, with Kate waving bells to make as much noise as possible in a showcase of her support for carers.
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