Kate Garraway’s Husband Struggles with Covid-19

As her husband Derek Draper’s battle with Covid-19 continues, Kate Garraway has revealed she is left “consumed with fear.” With Derek described to be in a minimally conscious state, the Good Morning Britain presenter has now spent six months away from her husband. This week marks their 15th wedding anniversary but, while the couple had planned to renew their vows, Kate has revealed the impact the coronavirus has had on her family. In an interview with You magazine, the presenter has spoken of how she has tried her best to maintain normality for her children, while often feeling scared for her husband’s plight.

Due to restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, Kate has only been allowed minimal visitations and contact with her husband, over the last six months. As he battles on, Kate revealed in the interview, “We hope and believe he will come out of it but we just don’t know. The heart of the family has been ripped out and we don’t know if we will ever get it back.” Kate and Derek share two children, Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11. On previous occasions, the television presenter has also revealed how focussing on her children has helped her through what has been a distressing time.

In the You magazine interview, Kate, 53, also revealed how Prime Minister Boris Johnson reached out to her in a secret show of support. “Boris hand-wrote me a really lovely note saying he was thinking about me and Carrie has sent us messages via other people saying she knows it’s very tough. So, I have seen a very human side to them,” Kate said.

Former political lobbyist Derek was admitted to hospital after contracting the deadly virus at the start of the lockdown. He has since remained in intensive care and is one of five people in the world to have suffered from the disease for this long.

Coronation Street: The Best Quotes of All Time

It’s the longest-running television drama in history and one of our nation’s beloved and most iconic soaps. Over the last decade Coronation Street has provided us with trouble, turmoil and intricate plots, with a splash of northern comedic genius. Here, we take a look back at some of the best Coronation Street quotes of all time.

Deirdre Barlow to Tracy Barlow: “I don’t see your gran, because she died. You don’t see your daughter because you hit Charlie Stubbs over the head with an ornament.”

Becky MacDonald upon her departure: “Regrets are for people what stop on the ground. We’re heading for the stars.”

Hayley Cropper bidding Roy farewell: “I’m so sorry I have to go.”

Rob Donovan heartlessly murders Tina McIntyre “I was born gobby.”

“Yeah, and you’ll die gobby too.”

Michelle discovers husband Steve MacDonald’s infidelity: “I always knew you were an idiot, but you were my idiot.”

Words of wisdom from Rita Tanner: “When life gives you lemons, stick ‘em in a G&T.”

Carla’s cheeky pop at Peter Barlow: “Peter running a pub is like putting a cat in charge of an aquarium.”

Alya takes on Carla over Underworld: “Carla doesn’t scare me. Now she’s all kidneyed up she just wants her money back plain and simple.”

Gail reaches out to son David Platt, after he reveals he was raped: “Can I at least give you a hug?”

Mary proving her salt of the earth status to Adam: “I’m not a snob, Adam. I’ve been to Nando’s.”

Phelan’s dramatic murder confession: “Four. Four, Eileen. There were four bodies. Four souls. And I bore witness over all of them. You really want to know what I am? That. I’m the darkness and the light. I’m a creator and a destroyer. I’m the accuser. I’m the prosecutor. I’m the Lord of Hosts. I’m the layer in wait. I’m the worst thing you can imagine.”

Ant and Dec take a Coronavirus Hit as They Hint Effects of Pandemic on Saturday Night Takeaway

Coronavirus, or Covid-19, has impacted our lives in every possible way. People are fighting over toilet paper rolls, pasta and hand sanitizer. The most vulnerable are suffering and employees of almost every sector have been affected by this coronavirus pandemic. The Television industry has been hit in more ways than one. The popular UK stars, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, have hinted that their hit show Saturday Night Takeaway might be affected by the pandemic. The show may not return as it is filmed in front of a live studio audience and this type of large gathering is discouraged by the government.

Television Favourites Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

On the latest Saturday Night Takeaway, Ant and Dec hinted that their show might not return to viewers next week owing to the ongoing covid-19 crisis. But, as always, the dynamic duo was in high spirits and provided viewers some light relief in relation to this global pandemic. They made some changes from their usual format to emphasize the importance of personal hygiene during these times.

The Geordie television stars, Ant and Dec, made a point of using hand sanitizer to kill germs on their hands before high fiving the studio audience as usual. This is an important act and it is imperative to remind people to keep their hand hygiene extremely high as this is an important risk factor in the spread of the contagious virus.

Many Productions Already Affected

A large number of productions, events and mass gatherings have already been cancelled worldwide. Although the United Kingdom is not the country with the highest number of cases, the current number of coronavirus cases is at 1,140. The death toll has unfortunately risen to 21.

Rod Bond and Manchester F1 Productions Latest Television Project

Following a string of chart-topping cinematic successes, the Cheshire-native Hollywood A-list actor Rod Bond is again joining forces with Manchester’s F1 Productions. This time, for a multi-part television documentary series which is set to deal with tax fraud. Working alongside HMRC’s criminal investigation department, Rod Bond will explore cases related to tax fraud, tax relief scams, fraudulent tax rebates and tax avoidance. While filming is still in process, the multi-part documentary series represents both Rod Bond and F1 Productions’ first foray on the small screen. Under the banner of F1 Productions’ broadcasting division, known as F1TV, the documentary series’ pre-release publicity has revealed its title as “Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC.”

Rod Bond and Manchester F1 Productions

Rod Bond has starred in all of F1 Productions’ movie projects and helped the Manchester film company’s rise to international renown. Most recently, the Hollywood A-list actor starred as the lead in The Deception at Deansgreen Hall. Proving to be an instant classic, the film was awarded a record-breaking number of Golden Globe Awards, at the ceremony which took place at the start of the year. For his role in The Deception at Deansgreen Hall, Rod Bond won the award for Best Actor. The film’s success at the Golden Globes mirrored its rip-roaring success at the box office, where it secured a total of more than £400 million. Previous collaborative works also include Independent Financial Adviser Rod Bond (2018), in which the celebrated actor plays the role of an independent financial advisor turned investigator.

Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC

In a press statement released upon announcing the documentary series, Manchester F1 Productions vowed that Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC would provide an exhaustive look into the world of tax fraud and tax avoidance. Following the diligent work of HM Revenue and Customs’ Criminal Investigation Department, Rod Bond will uncover an array of complex and sophisticated tax fraud cases, tax relief scams, the exploitation of tax credits and elaborate tax avoidance schemes.

Naga Munchetty, Donald Trump and the BBC Racism Row

In July, controversial U.S. President and prolific Twitter user Donald Trump posted a Tweet in which he referred to Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. While the congresswoman are all U.S. citizens, they are of various ethnic origins. In words which were widely condemned as racist, the U.S. President wrote, they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”

Naga Munchetty on BBC Breakfast

Speaking with BBC Breakfast co-host Dan Walker, Munchetty said, “Every time I have been told, as a woman of colour, to go back to where I came from, that has been embedded racism… Now, I’m not accusing anyone of anything here, but you know what certain phrases mean.” When pressed further by co-host Dan Walker, about how President Trump’s comments made her feel, Munchetty elaborated that she was furious, “I can imagine lots of people in this country will be feeling absolutely furious a man in that position thinks it’s OK to skirt the lines by using language like that.”

The Fallout from the Racism Row

Despite the host clarifying that “I’m not here to give my opinion,” a member of the public complained that Munchetty’s statement was in contravention of BBC broadcasting guidelines. The BBC declared that while no disciplinary action would be taken, the Breakfast Show’s co-host’s statements were “beyond what the guidelines allow.” Following the BBC’s statement, its own staff acted against orders prohibiting them from speaking in Munchetty’s defence. Embrace, the BBC black and minority ethnic staff network comprising 500 members, wrote to bosses to protest the decision.

The racism row has drawn sharp criticism to the BBC’s handling of the situation. Further complaints include the way the BBC targeted Naga Munchetty for reproach, while co-host Dan Walker received no censure for making similar comments.