Broadcaster Kate Garraway recently announced that her husband Derek Draper had died at the age of 56.

The news was announced by the Good Morning Britain presenter on Instagram where she told fans: "I’m sad to have to tell you all that my darling husband Derek has passed away.

"As some of you may know he has been critically ill following a cardiac arrest in early December which, because of the damage inflicted by Covid in March 2020, led to further complications.

"Derek was surrounded by his family in his final days and I was by his side holding his hand throughout the last long hours and when he passed. I have so much more to say, and of course I will do so in due course, but for now I just want to thank all the medical teams who fought so hard to save him and to make his final moments as comfortable and dignified as possible."

Who was Derek Draper?

Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper was a lobbyist and author who was born on August 15, 1967.

He attended Southland's High School before going to Runshaw College and the University of Manchester.

He later became involved with the Labour Party before becoming entangled in two political scandals - "Lobbygate" in 1998 and again in 2009.

He also authored two books - Blair's 100 Days and Life Support.

In 2005, he married Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway and soon had two children with her.

Who are Derek Draper and Kate Garraway's children?

Kate Garraway and Derek Draper had two children together with their eldest Darcey, aged 17, and their youngest, Billy, aged 14, both featured in their documentary Finding Derek.

Darcey Mary Draper was born on March 10, 2006, while William, often known as 'Billy', was born on July 28, 2009.