Lorraine Kelly says Kate Garraway has been 'living through hell' as she blasts anti-lockdown protesters

Lorraine Kelly says Kate Garraway has been 'living through hell' as she blasts anti-lockdown protesters

Lorraine Kelly sent an emphatic message to anti-lockdown protesters on her breakfast show this morning, saying they should speak to Kate Garraway about her harrowing experience.

The television host was speaking to Dr Hilary Jones about the anti-lockdown protest which took place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, during which police clashed with maskless demonstrators stating they “do not consent” to coronavirus restrictions.

Kelly called for “common sense” as she blasted the protesters for their behaviour.

“Wouldn’t you like Kate Garraway to have a word with them and tell them about the hell she’s been living through with her husband?” Kelly said.

“Absolutely ridiculous and totally irresponsible.”

Garraway’s husband Derek Draper has been seriously ill with Covid-19, with Garraway revealing on Friday that Draper has had a “tough week”.

Draper, 53, was hospitalised with coronavirus back in March, and was put into a clinically induced coma.

While he no longer has the virus, he remains in a low state of consciousness.

Garraway says she has been warned that Draper, who she shares two children with, may remain in this condition for some time.

Responding to Kelly, Jones mentioned a 29-year-old man they had spoken to who is in intensive care with Covid-19, being supported by a ventilator.

“He never thought this would happen to him, he’s 29,” said Jones.

���Young people are affected by this, babies are affected by this, not commonly, but the more prevalent it becomes in our society, the more number of people we’ll see filling up intensive care units again.”