KATE Garraway fought back tears as she hugged a hero Covid nurseon today's Good Morning Britain.

Beth Dixon cared for both Kate's husband Derek and best-selling author Michael Rosen, who were seriously ill with the virus.

Michael was a guest on today's GMB and was treated to a surprise meeting with the Great Ormond Street nurse, who had held his hand while he was in intensive care.

Overwhelmed Kate got up and hugged Beth partway through the chat to show her appreciation for the nurse's efforts.

Kate said: “You cared for Michael and Derek I think, I found out was two beds away. Did you care for him?”

When she replied that she did, Kate told her: “Thank you so much by the way. Thank you so much.”


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Beth said: “We did everything we could. We put our all into it.”

Kate said: “Thank you so much. That is amazing. Gosh, I feel quite… I don’t know whether I can leap up and hug you but I’m going to. Thank you so much – that’s amazing.

“I’m quite overwhelmed as I’ve not seen the faces of anyone from that time so it’s lovely.”

Stand in host Richard Bacon was moved by the moment and said: “Even just sitting here witnessing this is overwhelming."

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt author Michael, 74, spent seven weeks in a coma after falling ill in March 2020.

Derek spent over a year in hospital and came close to dying multiple times.

He is now receiving round the clock care at home.

Kate recently revealed he finds it hard to communicate, saying: "In a sense Derek – because of Covid – has a version of this where he can understand, sometimes do odd words, but can't express himself.

"It's very interesting what you say Anita about the loneliness of that because you've lost that relationship and that ability for others to see your partner."

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