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Kate Garraway is all smiles as she returns to Smooth radio for the first time since Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle

KATE Garraway was all smiles as she returned to Smooth radio for the first time since her husband Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 53, looked stunning in her pink ensemble as she made her way to work.

The star donned a pink-and-white striped top, matched with a pair of pink trousers and a blazer of the same colour.

Kate wore blue hoop earrings, with her hair naturally flowing down.

When she got to the front door of Smooth radio, she posed for the camera, putting her hands on her hips and smiling.

Kate presents the morning show on the radio station, with Myleene Klass filling in for her while she looked after kids Darcey and Billy. .

It will be a relief for Kate fans to see the star smiling as she continues to hope for her husband Derek to pull through his serious illness.

Derek was rushed to intensive care with coronavirus back in March, and he was put into a coma shortly afterwards – and he remains in limited consciousness.

He is still unable to speak, with doctors warning he may stay in his current condition – but there are signs that he can hear so nurses play Good Morning Britain for him when his wife is on.

The journalist told Good Morning Britain viewers last week that she was reading all her husband Derek’s loving cards after their 15th wedding anniversary.

She told Susanna Reid and Adil Ray: “We did our best to make it special. We had him on Facetime. My mum and dad are on childcare duties overnight while I’m here and they were there as well and we raised a glass and said happy anniversary.

“I have a card to take to read to him. It made me go through all the cards he’s written to me. He was a prolific card writer for birthdays and things. He’d always remember… And hopefully he’ll do it again. 

“It will be strange reading to him, but this time I have made a bit more of an effort.”

Kate admitted that not being with Derek for the occasion was “tough”.

The 53-year-old shared her disappointment on GMB, before considering that it might have been “strange” anyway.

She said: “It’s actually Derek and I’s wedding anniversary today, unbelievably – 15 years today.

“What an extraordinary thing. I won’t be able to see him today, I kind of hoped I would but it wouldn’t work out that way for a visit… But maybe it would be a bit strange anyway.

“So yeah, it’s a tough day but he’s still here. There’s not a huge amount of change.”

Addressing Susanna, Kate continued: “I haven’t seen you for ages, Adil I haven’t seen you for a couple of weeks either… So much happens in those couple of weeks, there’s so many seeming positives, but actually when I see people again it’s just the same.

“But you have to think, at least he’s here with you – you have a flicker and then a bad day but you have just got to keep going really.”

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