Good Morning Britain (GMB) presenter Kate Garraway has made a plea for help after receiving an “unsettling post making demands” of her late husband Derek Draper.

Garraway announced in January that her husband, former political lobbyist Draper, had died at the age of 56 after a lengthy battle with long Covid.

Garraway, who is a host on ITV's Good Morning Britain (GMB), took a break from her various presenting roles following her husband's death. 

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Kate Garraway revealed in January her husband, Derek Draper, had died aged 56.Kate Garraway revealed in January her husband, Derek Draper, had died aged 56. (Image: Andrew Matthews/PA)

She returned to TV screens in February on GMB after more than a month off. 

Before last month (March) featuring in an ITV documentary with her husband titled Kate Garraway: Derek’s Story, which gave viewers an insight into the final year of Draper's life.

Kate Garraway issues plea for help following 'unsettling post'

Three months on from Draper's death, Garraway has issued a plea for help, directed at Haringey London Borough Council, after receiving an “unsettling post making demands” of her late husband.

On X (formerly Twitter) the GMB presnter posted: "@haringeycouncil please help – have been trying for ten days sold to speak to someone about my husband passing away – following unsettling post making demands which obviously he can’t respond to,” the 56-year-old wrote.

“I just cannot get through.

“Again today nearly 50 mins wait & before I could …. the man put me straight back to the beginning – another 20 mins and then it timed out as shuts at 5pm.

“Is there a beareavement service or SOMETHING!!!!.”

Garraway did not clarify what the post was referencing or what “demands” were being made.


A representative for Haringey Council was contacted for comment.

These demands come after the documentary saw Garraway reveal the £16,000 monthly cost of her late husband’s care was more than her salary from ITV and caused her to rack up huge debts.

She later added that she does not “regret or begrudge” the debts.