In her first television appearance since Derek, 52, was admitted to hospital with coronavirus in March, an emotional Kate said: “He’s still with us. He has fought the most extraordinary battle.
“But you know, the fact that he is still here and is holding on. I’m just so grateful he’s still here. And I’ve got the option of praying and hoping.”
She continued: “He is very, very sick. And as time goes on, it’s a virus, it’s a little bit like a computer virus, there seems to be a flicker of hope and then other things emerge and he’s fighting that.
“It’s affected him from the top of his head to the tips of his toes.”