KATE Garraway revealed a nasty eye infection forced her to cancel plans with GMB’s Ranvir Singh and make a banking blunder.
The two broadcasters were due to work on a secret telly project earlier in the week but Kate had to cancel as she couldn’t see anything.
Kate Garraway has been battling an eye infectionCredit: ITV
She explained on today’s show: “I did bail because I couldn’t see. I know it’s always one of my excuses, I can barely read the auto-cue at the best of times, but I had an eye infection Friday, do you remember it was watering a bit when I was on the show, and then it spread to the other eye. So I couldn’t put my contacts in, I couldn’t see anything.”
Kate then had Ranvir in hysterics when she revealed she had accidentally sent money to the wrong person and was forced to ask for it back.
“I actually was sending random texts to people,” she said. “I transferred money into the wrong account and had to ask for it back, it was mortifying. And then I had an ear infection.”
Kate told Ranvir Singh she couldn’t see anythingCredit: ITV
And she transferred money to the wrong account, leaving Ranvir is stitchesCredit: ITV
Ranvir joked “you’ve had a quiet year”, a nod to her co-star’s nightmare year that saw husband Derek Draper battle coronavirus complications.
Last week Kate reflected on “many, very dark hours” as she thanked the nurses who have helped Derek.
The TV presenter, 54, said she believes it was the nurses’ “incredible care” that “hauled Derek back from the frightening place he was in”.
Kate paid tribute to the nurses who helped her husband DerekCredit: Getty
Chatting to Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on Heart, she told listeners: “I often think, don’t you, we all go “that doctor who saved my life”, “thank you to that incredible surgeon”.
“But as I’ve seen over the last 14 months, it’s actually the care of nurses that – especially when you’re dealing with something like Covid where there is no cure, and not enough is yet known about how to treat the symptoms although I’m sure medical profession will get there – it’s their incredible care that has saved Derek’s life. It’s that simple.”
Derek was in hospital for a year after falling ill with CovidCredit: ITV
She went on to say how she was previously “ignorant” about the work nurses do but their “wide spectrum” of talents was really seen while Derek was in hospital for over a year.
Kate explained: “With Derek for a lot of his time, he was in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness so effectively a coma, and everyday the nurses would go in, of course we couldn’t, his family couldn’t, and they would go in and I just thought it was miraculous because they would say, “good morning Derek how are you this morning”.
“And if you think about having to exude love out of yourself to someone who is unconscious, not responsive, not able to say thank you, not able to acknowledge it, they did it continuously, relentlessly and that must have been what was a big part of trying to haul Derek from this frightening place he was in.”
Derek is now home but needs round the clock careCredit: ITV
The Good Morning Britain said it was their work and compassion that gave her the hope to carry on.
Overcome with emotion, she continued: “Well, it was a turning point for me watching them talk to Derek, because finding joy right now for everybody, which is why today’s so important, is so hard, and I was struggling to hang onto hope, whilst also thinking ‘am I just being unrealistic?’
“But when I watched them pouring love and skill into Derek, every single day, and even though they had no idea whether it was going to work, they had no idea whether they could win the war against COVID and they also are putting their own lives at risk by exposing themselves to COVID, I just thought that’s just the definition of hope, it makes me want to cry now.”
Derek currently needs 24-hour care after leaving hospital following his year-long fight back to health from coronavirus.
Kate has been on a very dark journey throughout her husband’s battleCredit: Getty
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