Ben Shephard reacted the the moving post that Kate Garraway shared to her Instagram page on Friday morning about her husband Derek Draper's critical condition with the coronavirus. She ended her post with a supportive message to NHS workers and all those showing their support during these trying times.

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Ben said to the audience, "Many of you are asking about Kate Garraway's husband Derek because many of you know he is in hospital, well Kate posted this on Instagram," and then read out her emotional caption.

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Kate Garraway: "There is hope"

"From the bottom of my heart a billion thank yous to the extraordinary #nhsworkers whose skills, dedication and downright guts in the face of so much personal risk, are keeping my Derek alive, just as they are doing for thousands of covid patients. I'm afraid he is still in a deeply critical condition, but he is still here, which means there is hope," Garraway wrote. 

Shephard added: "So we are sending all our love and thoughts to Kate, Darcey and Billy and of course Derek. We're keeping our fingers crossed. And to all of you out there that are going through something like that."

Ben Shephard Reveals His Family Has Been Affected By COVID-19

The television presenter then revealed that his family has also been affected by COVID-19. "It is heartbreaking, I've got family members that are very ill at the moment as well, and people that I know and friends that have lost friends and family. It just doesn't get any less painful."