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Kate Garraway has revealed she's been banned from visiting her husband Derek Draper in hospital.
The 53 year old, who recently headed back to work following the festive period, explained to her Good Morning Britain co-host and friend Ben Shephard that the new coronavirus lockdown has made it impossible to see her husband, also 53, in person.
Ben, 46, started the conversation by asking the mum-of-two: "How was Christmas in the end? Because we were all very concerned."
The blonde beauty replied by revealing it was the first time her children Darcey, 14, and 11 year old Billy were able to see their father since he fell ill with the deadly virus back in March 2020.
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"I mean, you know, it was tough for everybody. I knew it was gonna be tough," she said.
"There was a lovely moment, which we did have, which was, we did – over the period – get to see Derek and the children did, which is the first time they've been able to do that. So that was amazing."
Kate, who recently revealed her house flooded in the lead-up to her first Christmas without her other half, continued: "Of course, it was very heightened with emotion, because he's very changed.
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"So all the routines that we would normally do… It was one of those moments where it was wonderful but it also sort of amplified how sad everything was – does that make sense? And how different it is."
The TV presenter went on to explain that she's now unable to see Derek after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England is back in lockdown for the third time.
She said: "It was still fantastic and I'm very grateful to have had that opportunity. And then instantly, now I'm in a position where even I can't visit. I'm not able to see him."
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She added: "There was the ability, with very carefully controlled situations, that you could have some sort of access.
"Now, I don't know if it's every hospital, but certainly where Derek's being treated, there are no visitors at all, which is tough."
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The news means she may not be able to visit her husband for six weeks until the lockdown is over, but Kate said she hopes the government will make exceptions for those with loved ones in hospital.
"Into lockdown, no visits at all, which I hope doesn't continue for the whole of lockdown because I think that will be very impactful," she said.
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