Piers Morgan is taken aback as he speaks to Kate Garraway’s husband Derek for the first time since his illness.

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Piers Morgan is taken aback as he speaks to Kate Garraway’s husband Derek for the first time since his illness.

PIERS Morgan revealed that speaking with Kate Garraway’s husband Derek for the first time since he became ill with coronavirus early last year left him speechless.

While on the phone with Kate ahead of filming their Life Stories episode, the broadcaster, 56, had a brief and impromptu conversation with Derek.

Piers wrote in his Mail on Sunday column about how a former colleague from Good Morning Britain surprised him by allowing him to speak with Derek, who is receiving round-the-clock care at the couple’s London home.

“‘Derek!’ I cried,” he writes.

‘It’s wonderful to be able to speak with you!’

“After a brief pause, I heard a familiar male voice say, ‘Hello!’ loudly and clearly.

“I was stunned once more.”

Piers last spoke with Derek two years ago at a Christmas party, and he couldn’t believe Derek could communicate with him so clearly.

“‘HELLO!’ I stammered back,” he continues.

‘It’s wonderful to hear your voice once more.’

Derek, keep fighting! We’re all so proud of you!’

“After another pause, I heard him say ‘Thank you’ – very clearly this time.”

“It was a strange, thrilling experience,” says the narrator.

Because of the rarity of Derek’s words, his carers were moved to tears.

Piers’ voice may have “miracle” healing powers, Kate joked, though she didn’t want to dwell on the idea.

In a recent episode of BBC2’s Walking With, Kate provided an emotional update on Derek’s condition.

“I’ve had moments of great loneliness and fear,” she admitted.

It’s difficult because the person I’d like to hug is Derek, who is unable to do so.”

Derek was in the hospital for more than a year after contracting Covid.

He was put into a medically induced coma as a result of the illness, and his organs suffered long-term damage during that time.

Kate, who walks from Painswick Beacon, Gloucestershire to Great Witcombe with Derek’s children Darcy, 15, and Billy, 11, discussed the challenges they face as a family.

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Piers Morgan has spoken of his delight after talking to Derek DraperDerek is recovering from devastating coronavirus complicationsHe is receiving round the clock care at home

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