Derek, 53, was hospitalised in March final yr after contracting coronavirus and was put into an induced coma, which he woke from in July.
He uttered his first phrases in October, although Kate was left devastated as he had mouthed the phrase “ache” when docs had been shifting his physique and requested whether or not it damage.
The Good Morning Britain host was compelled to endure the hardest yr of her life as she continued to care for his or her two youngsters while engaged on the ITV present and Coronary heart Radio.
And though Derek is now freed from the lethal bug, the illness has wreaked havoc on his physique as he continues to combat for his life whereas Kate picks up the items.
Talking about her expertise, the 53-year-old admitted that heading to the jungle with a number of fellow celebs for the hit ITV present has helped her tackle the final 12 months.
“Forcing myself to do horrifying issues within the jungle was undoubtedly good for my soul, and it made me consider I might do issues I by no means dreamed attainable,” she instructed Good Housekeeping.
“And flippin’ heck! I’ve needed to put that information into observe, haven’t I? So truly, possibly the jungle ready me for getting by means of this.”
When quizzed on the way it’s been taking good care of her daughter Darcey and son Billy whereas Derek is away, Kate admitted that the expertise has been nothing in need of “onerous”.
“I’m undecided I’m coping! I truthfully don’t understand how single mums do it; it’s simply so onerous,” she added. “Loads of the time I discover myself pondering, ‘What would Derek say?’ and ‘What would Derek do?'”
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