Kate Garraway has shared the poignant reason that gardening has become a comfort to her while her husband remains in hospital.The Good Morning Britain star’s husband, Derek Draper, was taken to intensive care in March after contracting Covid-19, where he was placed in an induced coma.Derek has been in hospital since then, and Kate has regularly updated viewers about his condition while appearing on GMB.During a new interview on Gardeners’ World, set to air on Friday night, Kate speaks about how gardening has given both herself and her two children Darcey and Billy, a sense of hope throughout their ordeal. “It was rather sad because the radishes came, they’re one of Derek’s favourite vegetables, and we ate them and he still wasn’t better,” Kate explained.“So I then thought, we’ve got to go more long-term, planting things that were going to take longer to bear fruit.“And I’d say, ‘Dad will be better [by the time they grow]’... And of course now that it’s been so long, we’ve got a huge basket of bulbs, so that when dad comes home, the place will be full of colour.”She continues: “When you’re living day-to-day on a knife edge, doing something that gives you a future just helps with a sense of progress, where there is actually none from the direct situation.”“You don’t plant something unless you believe it’s going to come up, so by planting something and believing Derek will see it when it comes up, that gives us a sense of future,” Kate adds.Back in August, Kate fought back tears as she revealed to GMB viewers that her co-presenter Charlotte Hawkins had recently gifted her with a rose bush, which came to flower on Derek’s 53rd birthday.In the last week, Kate has repeatedly criticised Donald Trump amid his comments about coronavirus, following his own Covid-19 diagnosis.On Thursday, Kate admitted she was stunned by the US president’s suggestion that him having contracted coronavirus was a “blessing”, stating: “You can’t say something’s a blessing when more than 200,000 people in your own country and more than a million worldwide have died from it.“It’s not the way we hope our elected representatives feel. You’d hope they can sense the horror before they actually go through it.”Gardeners’ World airs on Friday nights at 9pm on BBC Two.READ MORE: 'It's Heartbreaking': Kate Garraway Blasts Donald Trump Over His Latest Coronavirus Advice Dominic West Apologised To Kate Garraway After Comments About Trump's Coronavirus Diagnosis 'You Don't Want This In Your Life': Kate Garraway Makes Impassioned Plea To Follow Coronavirus Guidelines
Kate Garraway has made an impassioned plea for people to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of her coronavirus, after her husband Derek Draper remains in intensive case six months after contracting Covid-19.During Thursday’s edition of Good Morning Britain, Kate spoke about the nation’s attitude towards the ongoing restrictions, saying she has “huge sympathy” for those who feel “fed up”.“I think, if you haven’t been directly touched by it, and you haven’t seen the devastation, but your life has been devastated – your livelihood, your ability to feel a sense of joy – then of course you’re going to get frustrated,” she said.She then added that she wished she could give those who doubt the seriousness of the pandemic a glimpse at her life as things stand.“It does make me tempted to show a picture of Derek in his current state and say, ‘You don’t want this in your life’,” Kate revealed.“You don’t know who it will affect and how, so stick to it.”Kate also admitted she understands the confusion surrounding what is and isn’t allowed under the current restrictions, blaming misinformation for people’s lack of understanding.She explained: “I think there’s huge confusion around it and we’ve been told different messages at different times.“But we kind of know that wearing a mask, not mixing with people, social distancing…we know the basics and we just have to do our best.”Kate’s husband Derek was first admitted to hospital in March, after contracting Covid-19, and was placed in an induced coma.Kate later said that while Derek is now “Covid-free”, he’s still recovering from the serious damage done by the disease, and noted recently that he’s in a “minimally conscious state”.Good Morning Britain airs every weekday from 6am on ITV.READ MORE: 'It's A Tough Day': Kate Garraway Discusses Not Being Able To See Husband Derek On Wedding Anniversary Kate Garraway Discusses 'Difficulties' Of Returning To Work While Her Husband Remains In Hospital Kate Garraway Fights Back Tears As She Discusses Challenges Of Marking Husband's Birthday
We don’t know about you, but when it comes to eyes and people talking about things getting stuck in them, it sets our teeth on edge. Which is why Friday’s Good Morning Britain proved to be an uncomfortable watch, as Kate Garraway discussed an injury she recently suffered at the hands of a rogue contact lens. The presenter said she was left “embarrassed” after a doctor removed a six-day-old lens from her eye that had become stuck.Kate explained that it happened after she’d forgotten to take them out one night, which to be fair, most of us who wear them have done at one point or another. Speaking about her trip to the doctors on GMB, Kate said: “A team of eye nurses were baffled, absolutely baffled. Then eventually, after having drops, they found it was actually a contact lens stuck in my eye that’s been in there for about six days.“I felt embarrassed – I thought I had taken it out, but there was a bit still in there – just by root cause untidiness.“Kate’s diagnosis came after she appeared on the ITV breakfast show wearing glasses, admitting she was having trouble reading the morning news, describing it was “a bit of a lottery” as to what she could see. She said: “Let’s have a look at the front pages now, if, that is, I can see them. If you haven’t noticed [the glasses] ... I’ve injured my eye.“I don’t know what I’ve done to it, but I’m going to get it checked out today. But it means it’s all a bit of a lottery at the moment as to whether I can read anything.”During Friday’s show, Kate also revealed it had been a “tough week” for her husband Derek Draper, who has been in hospital since March after contracting coronavirus. While Derek, who is a former lobbyist and political adviser, no longer has Covid-19, he still remains seriously ill in an induced coma.However, he has shown signs of consciousness in recent weeks, even occasionally opening his eyes. Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV. READ MORE: 'It's A Tough Day': Kate Garraway Discusses Not Being Able To See Husband Derek On Wedding Anniversary Kate Garraway Fights Back Tears As She Discusses Challenges Of Marking Husband's Birthday Kate Garraway Discusses 'Difficulties' Of Returning To Work While Her Husband Remains In Hospital
Kate Garraway has announced she’s taking a short break from presenting on Good Morning Britain, to focus on looking after her family.Earlier this year, Kate took three months off work after her husband Derek Draper was taken to intensive care, after contracting Covid-19.The daytime presenter returned to GMB in July, and revealed during Friday’s show that she’ll be taking next week off to spend time with her children, William and Darcey.“I’m actually not here next week,” she explained. “I’m taking a bit of time off to help Billy get sorted for secondary school. Darcey as well. And also Derek, look after things on that.”She continued: “I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for absolutely being brilliant since I’ve come back through challenging times.”Earlier this week, Kate revealed that she and her family had an emotional weekend as they marked Derek’s birthday while he remains in intensive care.She told co-host Adil Ray: “[It] was obviously a challenging one under the circumstances.“We managed to FaceTime him and sing happy birthday, and we had a cake, which we had on FaceTime. So we tried to mark the moment.”When Adil questioned whether it had been a difficult day for the couple’s two children, Kate told him: “It’s very challenging, they’re doing brilliantly with it, though.“We managed to do it with Derek’s family as well, we managed to technically hook up and sing happy birthday and just hope that the love seeps through.”Good Morning Britain airs every weekday from 6am on ITV.READ MORE: Kate Garraway Discusses 'Difficulties' Of Returning To Work While Her Husband Remains In Hospital Kate Garraway ‘Shaken’ After ‘Utterly Terrifying’ Ordeal That Saw Her Car Tyre Blow Out On Motorway Kate Garraway Shares Hopeful Update On Husband Derek Draper's Recovery From Coronavirus
Make the most of your time indoors with a daily dose of celebrity news and guides to the best shows. Sign up to the entertainment newsletter.Kate Garraway has revealed how Jeremy Kyle has stepped in to help as her husband Derek Draper continues to be treated for the effects of Covid-19.The former host of The Jeremy Kyle Show, which was axed last year, gave Kate the use of his driver to take the couple’s children, Billy and Darcey, to their grandparent’s home after she put stringent safety measures in place to keep them all safe.Speaking on Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Kate said: “My children for the first time are staying away from home. They’ve gone to stay with Derek’s mum and dad.“They’ve been shielding since the beginning of March because they both feel vulnerable so this is a very big deal to have the children stay.“One of the things we did was plan over several weeks what to do. They isolated the days before they needed to travel. I washed and packed clothes and sealed them.“They travelled up not with me, because they’ve not even had contact with Derek’s sisters, so I didn’t want to be an extra person coming into their lives.“So thanks to Jeremy Kyle they travelled up because he said my driver has been isolating and keeping the car very clean so I’ll take the children up.”She added: “Very, very kind of him, thank you very much Jeremy.”Derek is still in intensive care following his coronavirus battle and remains stable. On Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Kate revealed he had missed their son’s birthday.“I did go and see him yesterday and it was quite a tough visit,” Kate said.“He’s had a tough couple of weeks and you know it’s the first birthday he has missed. It’s Billy’s birthday today so I think I was extra emotional.“And you think of you know, he was there when (Billy) was born and how Derek would like to be present today.”She added that doctors had assured her Derek’s condition had not worsened.“They said sometimes a day when nothing has gone backwards, and nothing has gone wrong is a positive day.“I am desperate for a step forward and I’m sure he is always too. But it’s always lovely to see him and so it’s wonderful to have the chance to do that.”Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.READ MORE: Kate Garraway ‘Shaken’ After ‘Utterly Terrifying’ Ordeal That Saw Her Car Tyre Blow Out On Motorway Kate Garraway Shares Hopeful Update On Husband Derek Draper's Recovery From Coronavirus Kate Garraway Returns To Present Good Morning Britain After Three-Month Absence
Kate Garraway has said it was “emotional” celebrating her son’s birthday without her husband Derek Draper, as she revealed the sweet surprise Myleene Klass set up for 11-year-old Bill. Derek remains seriously ill in hospital after contracting coronavirus in March, but said he would be “proud” of the celebrations Bill enjoyed at the weekend. Kate’s Smooth Radio colleague Myleene arranged for a special jungle camp to be set up in Kate’s garden on Saturday as her son turned 11. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kate Garraway (@kategarraway) on Jul 18, 2020 at 1:28pm PDTShe wrote on Instagram: “So I was super nervous about Bill’s birthday this year – we usually have a family do with grandparents & a few of his friends but obviously this not possible.“So we are seeing grandparents separately but wanted to do something for him & his mates in the garden. Derek is so brilliant at this, organising treasure hunts & boys own adventures so mentioned to @myleeneklass really didn’t want to let Bill down & did she know anyone with a tent we could borrow in case it was wet.“Little did I know what I was unleashing! She is in her element! At 8.30 this morning she arrived with Apollo in tow to supervise the brilliant @sleepyteepeeuk to set up the most amazing jungle camp ever!!! ….”Sharing a video of Bill exploring the teepee, which was set up for a sleepover, she wrote: “When Billy woke up he could not believe his eyes!!!! Thanks @sleepyteepeeuk & @myleeneklass and the fabulous @ariannemerry … feel so emotional but know Derek will be so proud and pleased. Can never thank you enough.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kate Garraway (@kategarraway) on Jul 18, 2020 at 1:31pm PDTKate and Myleene were also joined by the Good Morning Britain presenter’s I’m A Celebrity campmate Roman Kemp, who donned his jungle outfit for the occasion. Sharing a video of Roman playing Nerf wars with the kids at the party, she wrote: “You are a total star & great mate - so lovely to see you & your dad @martinjkemp.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kate Garraway (@kategarraway) on Jul 18, 2020 at 1:50pm PDTSpeaking about the weekend’s celebrations on Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Kate said: “Billy absolutely loved it, he was completely overwhelmed.“He was emotional too of course, but I said we were gonna do it all again when Derek gets back.”Earlier this month, Kate revealed her husband was out of his induced coma, but said he is still “desperately” ill and in a “minimal state of consciousness”, with doctors telling her they’ve never treated anyone so sick.She said though that there were “flickers of hope” as “his lungs are starting to recover, his kidneys and liver are doing better”, but added: “But they don’t know how much better he can get and there’s nothing to compare it to.”READ MORE: Kate Garraway Returns To Present Good Morning Britain After Three-Month Absence Lorraine Kelly Praises Kate Garraway's Strength In Husband's Covid-19 Battle: 'I'm So Proud Of Her' Piers Morgan Says Kate Garraway's Husband Remains In 'Serious Condition' As He Clarifies Health Reports
The team behind Pattern, a two-year-old, Redwood City, Calif.- based startup, has been quietly acquired by Workday, the financial management and HR software vendor that went public in 2012 and now boasts a market cap of $20.9 billion.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Pattern CEO Derek Draper, who announced the acquisition to his network on LinkedIn, declined to comment further.As part of this transition, Pattern ended the Pattern service late last week.Pattern had aimed to lighten the load of managing customer relationships for salespeople and was backed by Felicis Ventures, SoftTech VC, First Round Capital, and various angel investors, who last year provided the company with $2.5 million in seed funding.(If Pattern raised subsequent funding, it never announced it.).
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