Piers Morgan revealed to his Good Morning Britain viewers today that he and co-host Susanna Reid would be breaking up for the summer.
The pair also told viewers that they would be speaking to their colleague Kate Garraway on Wednesday before they left for their summer break.
Appearing on GMB with Susanna, Piers addressed the news that Kate’s husband Derek Draper had woken up from his coma but warned that it was “not as positive a story” as some news outlets had made out.
He said: “We’re going to talk to Kate on Wednesday before we go off for the summer.
“She’s going to have something more to say about this but it’s certainly premature at the moment to think that Derek isn’t in any way out of the woods, sadly, on this and he remains in a very serious critical condition.”
The GMB presenter issued a clarification after it was revealed at the weekend that Derek Draper had come out of his coma after battling with coronavirus since March.
Even though he has since tested negative for the virus, it has left great impact on his body.
Kate said that her husband Derek has opened his eyes and started to regain consciousness after doctors took him out of his induced coma, but he remains in intensive care.
Piers said: “A few papers doing coverage on our colleague and friend Kate Garraway today and the situation involving her husband Derek,”
“And it’s probably not quite as positive a story as the papers perhaps believe and so we’ve got a little clarification from Kate’s representatives.”
It read: “These headlines make some level of optimism that might not yet be justified. We hope, as does Kate, that there will be more evidence of a recovery.
“But it will be a very slow and uncertain path.”
Susanna added: “And we send them our very, very best, obviously.”
Kate told Hello! magazine on Sunday: “I really believe he can hear. When medical staff say: ‘Good morning, Derek,’ he sometimes opens his eyes.
“We and the doctors are doing everything we can so that he can start to recover.”
The mum-of-two said that she talks to Derek every day over FaceTime as a nurse holds the iPad up to him, so he can hear her and their two children Darcey and Billy.
She also revealed that she is planning to return to work on Good Morning Britain.
She said: “The doctors have been urging me not to put my life on pause. They’ve told me that I need to go back to work and create a routine in our lives again.
“The children and Derek are all I’ve thought about and they’re the most important people in my life, but I must create structure and normality for the children, to clean the bath, put the plates in the dishwasher, and tidy the house.”
*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV