Gardeners’ World: Kate Garraway opens up on how her garden has become a refuge | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Derek Draper, 53, was put in an induced coma in March after being admitted to hospital where he still remains. She has been warned six times that he is not “going to make it” and does not know how much he “can see, feel or hear”. The Good Morning Britain host told Gardeners’ World that planting bulbs has given her, and the couple’s two children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11, a sense of hope.

“It was rather sad because the radishes came, they’re one of Derek’s favourite vegetables, and we ate them and he still wasn’t better,” Kate, 53, told the BBC Two programme.

“So I then thought, we’ve got to go more long-term, planting things that were going to take longer to bear fruit. And I’d say, ‘Dad will be better by then’…

“And of course now that it’s been so long, we’ve got a huge basket of bulbs, so that when Dad comes home, the place will be full of colour. When you’re living day-to-day on a knife edge, doing something that gives you a future helps with a sense of progress, where there is none from the direct situation.

“It’s been the most important space for us. It’s been a place to find joy, hope, go a bit crazy and feel a bit unleashed in a stifling physical and emotional time that we’ve all lived through.

“It just gives you that sense of positive moving forward. You can’t think short-term in a garden, you have to plan. You have to have hope. You have to invest in a future.”

He has been battling coronavirus for longer than any other UK patient.

Kate added: “You don’t plant something unless you believe it’s going to come up, so by planting something and believing Derek will see it when it comes up, that gives us a sense of future.”

Gardeners’ World is broadcast tonight on BBC Two at 9pm.

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Matt Tebbutt hits out as Saturday Kitchen guests ‘takeover’ show ‘What am I doing here?’ | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Matt, 46, was on hand to host another instalment of Saturday Kitchen and was joined in the studio by television presenter Cat Deeley, 43, and chef Shivi Ramoutar. From the moment the BBC cookery show went on air, it was clear the former Saturday Morning TV star was very excited to be a guest as she explained she was a big fan of the show. However, as the broadcaster tried to inform viewers about what was coming up on the programme, he couldn’t get a word in edgeways as his co-stars were having their own conversation.

To begin the show, the presenter allowed Shivi to explain what she was going to be preparing, which she did with enthusiasm.

“It’s quite theatrical the show today,” Matt told those watching at home, with the guest chef explaining she was excited to be sharing the stage with Cat.

“I can’t contain myself,” she continued as the Let’s Dance star was seen sitting in the corner, bubbling with excitement.

With the women complimenting one another, it was at this point the host believed proceedings were no longer in his hands.

“I don’t know what I’m doing here, to be honest,” he hit out before Shivi asked if she could continue talking about the dishes she was going to create.

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The host told the chef to “carry on” so he could carry on with the rest of the programme before time ran out.

Even when it came to preparing his own dish, the presenter couldn’t talk through the process as in detail as he would have liked because Cat continued to go off on a tangent.

“I’m sorry,” the guest said several times as she shared stories from her career, to which Matt joked she was taking over his role.

“Give me a shout when you’re finished – I just want to recap some food,” he quipped with Cat becoming red-faced as she realised he was getting little air time.

“I feel like a personal chef come, waiter, today,” he continued to joke, telling viewers the recipes were all online in case they’d “struggled” to follow along.

Taking to Twitter, those watching at home reacted to the scenes, with one writing: “Glad Matt asked if Cat’s microphone could be turned down on @SaturdayKitchen #SaturdayKitchen.”

“Blooming heck I thought I could talk but @catdeeley on #SaturdayKitchen beats me hands down. Think she forgot she’s on the telly,” a second added.

Whilst a third commented: “Thoroughly enjoying @SaturdayKitchen with @catdeeley as a guest. Don’t think we have had one as good since lockdown started. Genuine human repartee between the guest, host and chef. #SaturdayKitchen.”


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Monty Don: Gardeners’ World host responds to unlikely jibe about his ‘scruffy’ garden | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“What a troll,” another follower remarked in the comments section of the post.

“Some people have nothing better to do with their time… he clearly hasn’t taken much of a look at your garden.”

Praising Monty’s response, the fan went on to say: “Your reply drips with superb sarcasm which will be lost on him, but gives the rest of us a good chuckle.”

“Sadly, we all have days when we are less than our best. Sorry you have to hear from us on those days,” a third fan retorted.

A fourth follower added: “In my opinion Monty, your garden is looking amazing.

“Our gardens are individual and ours to make. We will not all like the same thing but that’s the point of gardening. Who cares if one plant has fallen into another? Not me. Keep up the good work.”

Monty Don will appear on The One Show tonight at 7pm on BBC One.

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