DEREK is best known as being the former aide to Labour politician Peter Mandelson, and being Kate Garraway’s husband. He has spent more than
DEREK is best known as being the former aide to Labour politician Peter Mandelson, and being Kate Garraway’s husband.
He has spent more than a year battling covid after he was hospitalised with the disease in March 2020, but he has finally returned home to the family’s property in London.
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Who is Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper?
Derek Draper, 53, is a PR and former political adviser from Chorley, Lancashire.
He was a political aide to former Labour cabinet minister Peter Mandelson, and was at the centre of the scandal known as “Lobbygate” in 1998.
Following this, he retrained as a psychotherapist and spent three years in California obtaining his degree.
In the late 90s, he worked as the Political Editor of the Modern Review, was briefly a columnist for the Daily Express and presented on TalkRADIO UK.
In 2009 he became the founder and editor of the blog LabourList.
But he stepped down as editor after another scandal involving leaked emails.
The messages sent to him by Gordon Brown‘s special adviser, Damian McBride, proposed using the blog to smear senior Conservative MPs and their spouses.
After 35 years, Draper decided to revoke his membership with the Labour Party on August 23, 2019.
He is a published author and has written books such as Blair’s 100 Days and Life Support.
He has a new book called The Psychology of Everyday Life: 50 Bite-Size Insights for Thriving in the Modern World, which is set to be released in June 2020.
In March 2020 he was taken into hospital suffering from coronavirus and was there for more than a year.
But in April 2021 it was announced that Derek had returned home, after experts decided that he could finally leave hospital.
Derek has now been taken off all machines and breathing apparatus, but he will still have to receive round-the-clock care and his family has been told that he still faces a “long and gruelling” fight to full health.
Kate Garraway and husband Derek Draper with their two children[/caption]
When did Kate Garraway marry Derek Draper?
Kate Garraway married Derek Draper in 2005 in Camden, London.
Garraway was previously married to former Meridian boss Ian Rumsey from 1998 to 2002.
The Good Morning Britain host has spoken candidly about her sex life and says it’s better in her 50s than it was in her 20s.
She also revealed to the Mail’s You Magazine that she keeps things interesting by “making him a little bit jealous every now and again”.
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How many children do Kate Garraway and Derek Draper have?
Derek and Kate have two children.
Darcey Mary Draper was born on March 10, 2006.
William “Billy” Garraway Draper was born on July 28, 2009.