After a very tough 2020 which saw husband Derek Draper admitted to hospital with coronavirus – where he still remains – Kate Garraway has admitted she’s struggling to homeschool her two children.
The busy mum, who previously headed back to work after Christmas, opened up about the situation while speaking to co-host Ben Shepherd on Friday’s Good Morning Britain.
The 53 year old said: “We have made it to Friday, a collective sign of relief to anybody who is locked into the torture of home schooling.
“First time round, I was somewhat distracted at the time, and a lot of people felt quite nice, the sun was shining, we thought, ‘Great time with the children, let’s see what those teachers are doing’.
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“And very quickly realised how brilliant teachers are, and this time around it’s a really struggle isn’t it?” Kate expressed.
Ben, 46, agreed and responded: “I think it’s really hard this time because of the weather particularly, and the kids just want to get back to school and be with their friends.”
“They want to see other kids don’t they, and it feels like here we go again,” Kate added.
The presenter, and her children Darcey, 14, and William, 11, have had a difficult past year with her husband Derek Draper going through an agonising battle with coronavirus.
Derek was rushed to hospital in March and his health went from bad to worse as his family were left in shock by the situation.
Kate recently gave an update on her husband’s condition and said her children were finally able to see their father.
Ben asked his friend: “How was Christmas in the end? Because we were all very concerned.”
“I mean, you know, it was tough for everybody. I knew it was gonna be tough,” she admitted.
The former GMTV host, who revealed her house flooded in the lead up to Christmas, continued: “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.
“Of course, it was very heightened with emotion, because he’s very changed.
“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,” she divulged.