Kate Garraway gives update on husband Derek Draper as he continues coronavirus battle

Kate Garraway has given fans another update on her husband Derek Draper as he battles coronavirus.

Derek is currently in intensive care, but 53 year old Kate has assured fans he is "fighting so hard."

The Good Morning Britain presenter took to Instagram to share a video of her street taking part in the weekly clap for carers.

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Kate's neighbours used flares to turn the street red, white and blue to tie in the clap with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Sharing a video of the scenes, she wrote to her 723,000 followers: "The neighbours turned into 'red arrows' tonight for #clapthecarers #nhs & #keyworkers.

"Have taken so much comfort & inspiration from the spirit of the country beautifully personified by Captain Tom these past few weeks………and with VE Day tomorrow it's a reminder of the strength and resilience that we all have within us if we pull together and keep going.

"Derek is still with us, fighting so hard to beat this virus & everyday I am awestruck by how hard every member of the nhs team is fighting to turn things around & bring him (& so many others) home to their loved ones.

"You are amazing – thank you thank you Sending love to you all in these terrible times," she continued.

Kate's Good Morning Britain co-host Ben Shephard recently sent a message of support to the I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star after she spent her birthday without Derek.

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Kate updated fans last week as she shared a photo of a birthday cake adorned with biscuits and an old photo of her husband from a newspaper clipping from his younger years.

Kate wrote alongside the snaps: "So yesterday was always going to be a tough one – 1st birthday in 16 years without Derek – so for the kids & I, his absence was very present.

"But we resolved to do what I think we are all having to do at the moment aren't we – treasure & be grateful for the love around us – however distanced we are from it.

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"And focus on the joy of life & love in the moment – the small things that are huge & really should be at the core of everyday but usually the everyday gets in the way."

She continued: "So THANK YOU so much for all your messages they mean such a lot, to the friends @itv who sent chocolate for the kids & uplifting smellies for me, to mates who dropped off food, posh teabags & milk & made me smile at silliness (derek is a great believer in the healing power of silliness), to my amazing family, to derek's friends who sent me messages of fun times they have had with him."

Taking to the post, Ben wrote: "We're sending you loads of love, all of you."

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