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Kate Garraway glows as she steps out with chart-topping book in her arms

Kate Garraway’s book reached the top of the charts this week (Picture: BACKGRID)

Kate Garraway looked delighted as she stepped out in London on Friday after her book The Power Of Hope: The Moving Memoir topped the charts.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 54, wore an off-white suit and sky blue blouse as she carried the publication in her arm.

TV host Kate’s memoir raced to the top of the charts after it was released last Thursday and she seems pleased with the results.

Kate documents her husband Derek Draper’s battle with coronavirus in the book after he was hospitalised and put into a coma due to the illness in March 2020.

The Power Of Hope hit the number one spot on the UK Official Top 50 book chart and entered Amazon’s Most Sold: Non-Fiction chart, knocking Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet off the top.

Kate was very open about Derek’s life-threatening situation while he was in hospital and he has now returned home where he receives care.

Kate had a wide grin across her face as she went out in London with her book in her hand (Picture: Backgrid)
Kate’s husband Derek is now home from hospital (Picture: ITV)

In the book, she revealed Derek’s symptoms were initially misdiagnosed as sinusitis as he didn’t have a temperature which was deemed to be one of the signifiers of Covid-19.

He was rushed to hospital and put into an induced coma but his condition worsened.

Derek has now been discharged from hospital but requires round-the-clock care after the virus left him with holes in his heart and diabetes.

Kate revealed in her memoir that Derek also has a rare brain inflammation, writing: ‘This, they told me, was a unique historical event, a one-off splurge of inflammation, and the fact that it showed up in some form on the earlier CT scans from back in April meant it happened right at the start when Derek was first on ECMO [a machine which oxygenates the blood].’

Doctors told her at the time: ‘We can’t rule out some kind of recovery, but we can’t rule out him never recovering.’

Kate also revealed Derek’s recovery would slow down in the periods of lockdown where she was not allowed to visit him in hospital, but is hoping that the mental stimulation of being at home and around his family will help his recovery.

However, she was overjoyed when he remembered her birthday this week after she mentioned to him the night before that is was coming up.

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