Kate continued: “So it’s a stable day, but I am desperate for a step forward.
“But it’s always lovely to see him so it’s wonderful to have the chance to do that.”
Kate previously told fans the virus “attacked everything” in Derek’s body, leaving him with clots in his lungs, diabetes, and holes in his heart.
She said during an interview with The Sun: “The MRI showed that he has damage everywhere, holes in his heart, his liver is impacted, and his pancreas . . . well, he’s now very, very diabetic which he wasn’t before.
“He’s been on kidney dialysis because his kidneys stopped functioning. And his nerves and his neurology have been affected by the virus, but the impact and the damage of that, they don’t yet know.”
Read the full Lorraine Kelly interview in the September issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale the 29th July. It is available in all supermarkets and online at MagsDirect – https://magsdirect.co.uk/magazine-category/lifestyle/good-housekeeping-lifestyle/