Kate Garraway has asked Myles Stephenson to be a “big brother” figure to her two children as her husband Derek Draper remains in a coma fighting for his life.
Derek, 52, was put into a coma by doctors in March after being rushed to intensive care battling coronavirus – leaving Kate, 53, and their two kids Darcey, 14, and William, 10, to pray for a miracle.
Though his body is now free from the deadly bug, the damage done has been considerable.
He has a hole in his heart, needs kidney dialysis and is now diabetics following complications involving his pancreas.
Understandably, the situation has left Kate and the kids devastated, so the Good Morning Britain presenter has turned to her I’m A Celebrity co-star Myles for emotional support.
Speaking to Sun Online, Myles said: “It breaks my heart. I have such a close relationship with them all – including Derek.
“Kate knows I am there for her at the drop of a dime – for her and the kids – anything she needs.”
He added: “She has taken me up on the offer a few times, but I don’t really want to say what she’s asked of. It’s just about looking out for the kids and being a big brother to them.”
Kate, meanwhile, recently vowed to “never give up” on Derek, even when “the end isn’t even nearly in sight.”
She’s also been told by doctors that Derek could be in a coma for a year.
Making her return to GMB for a video chat, Kate opened up to colleagues Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh about her husband’s condition in an emotional interview.
The beloved telly host explained: “The fight with the virus has been won and he’s still here but it’s wreaked extraordinary damage on his body and we don’t know if he can recover from that.”
“He’s still with us and has fought the most extraordinary battle.”
She continued: “The fact that he is still here, I am so grateful. He is very, very sick, and as time goes on…it’s a virus, it’s like a computer virus, I think.
“The doctors manage one bit extraordinarily well and there seems to be a flicker of hope, and then other things emerge and they’re fighting that.
“It’s affected him from the top of his head to the tip of his toes.”
Kate added: “Whatever happens next I’m afraid it IS going to be a long road, with an uncertain end that isn’t even nearly in sight right now.
“BUT. This week I am refocusing on hope that as a family we are going to pull together with the support of friends and get through everything come what may.”