Kate Garraway was lost for words at Good Morning Britain on Friday after being praised for her resilience amid her husband Derek Draper’s Covid battle.
The 53-year-old presenter who has spoken openly about her husband’s health concerns gushed that it was “so nice” about Sergeant Brian Wood after calling her an “incredible woman.”
It comes after Kate revealed that her husband Derek is still unable to speak after being taken home from the hospital to continue his recovery from the coronavirus.
Moving: Kate Garraway was lost for words at Good Morning Britain on Friday after being praised for her resilience amid her husband Derek Draper’s Covid battle
Sergeant Wood was a guest on GMB to discuss his involvement in the BBC drama Danny Boy, which follows a public inquiry into allegations of prisoner abuse by the British military in Iraq.
Wood was himself charged with war crimes after serving abroad, but in 2017 the Iraq Historic Abuse Team (IHAT) was shut down.
During his interview, which comes ahead of Danny Boy’s airing, Wood praised presenter Kate for maintaining such a positive outlook in the aftermath of Derek’s protracted Covid battle.
Challenging: The presenter who has spoken openly about her husband’s health problems was labeled an ‘incredible woman’
Amazing: Kate had interviewed Sergeant Brian Wood ahead of a BBC drama with the soldier after he was charged with war crimes in Iraq
He said he would buy a copy of her book The Power Of Hope and said, “Kate epitomizes ‘Keep Attacking.’ Continuing to attack has a very subliminal significance. It is one that is very unique to the individual.
So if you want to be the best in your arena, be it sports or business, you have to earn it. If you are going through challenging times, you have to show up every day.
‘You have to take that step forward and attack the day as best you can. We launched it from what we had been through to try to inspire others to grow and stay positive and look ahead. And you know what, it got supersonic.
“We’re all going through it and like I said, what an ambassador Kate is.”
Sweet: During his interview, Wood praised presenter Kate for maintaining such a positive outlook in the aftermath of Derek’s long Covid battle.
Sweet: He said, ‘I’m definitely going to buy your book because you’re an incredible woman’
Kate and her co-host Ben Shephard were visibly stunned by his words, with the mum of two saying, ‘Wow, I don’t know.’
Wood then added, “Absolutely, and I will definitely buy your book because you are an incredible woman.”
Kate said clearly moved, “Oh, that’s so nice of you, my goodness. Thank you very much. ‘
CHILD: Clearly moved, Kate said, “Oh, that’s so nice of you, my goodness. Thank you very much ‘
After Wood’s tribute, Kate seemed cheerful when she went to Smooth Radio in London.
She chose a stylish white sweater with a chic royal emblem on the front, comfortable blue jeans, white boots and a navy blue blazer.
To protect herself during the Covid pandemic, Kate opted for a medical face mask when she arrived at Global Studios.
Happy: After Wood’s tribute, Kate seemed cheerful when she went to Smooth Radio in London
Off to work! She opted for a stylish white sweater with a chic royal insignia on the front, along with comfortable blue jeans, white boots and a navy blue blazer.
Protected: To keep herself safe during the Covid pandemic, Kate opted for a medical face mask when she arrived at Global Studios
Derek has been confirmed to be Covid’s surviving hospital patient in Britain after being first admitted with breathing difficulties on March 30 last year.
He was on a ventilator and was in a coma for months before uttering his first word ‘pain’ in October last year.
The father of two’s body has been ‘universally affected’ by the condition, meaning it targeted his lungs, heart, kidneys, liver and pancreas.
Lobbyist Derek spent more than a year in intensive care, but returned to the couple’s North London home on April 7 and burst into tears seeing his children.
Challenging: Kate revealed earlier this week that Derek has still struggled to speak since returning home from hospital
There’s still a long way to go: she said, ‘He can’t really talk right now, so he can’t tell him, I must be the bad guy! They are beside themselves to have him at home. They are my heroes’
Kate revealed earlier this week that Derek has still struggled to speak since she got home from the hospital, but praised her children for knowing how to interact with him.
She explained on BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday: ‘He can’t really talk right now so he can’t tell them, I must be the bad guy!
Kate praised her “heroic” children Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11, for knowing how to communicate with their father during his recovery.
The broadcaster added: ‘They instinctively know how to talk to him, but don’t ask too much of him. In a way that adults want to see old Derek, they have an instinct, there’s a lot of love out there. ‘
Important: Kate praised her ‘heroic’ kids Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11, for knowing ‘how to communicate with their dad’ during his recovery