“We can all just hope and pray he comes through it, but it’s been very, very difficult for Kate and her family,” Piers continued as he sent a message to Kate.
“We miss her here at the show, but obviously we stay in touch with her a lot. We send her and the kids all our love and we just wish Derek all the very best.”
Susanna also added: “We haven’t said much, we leave it up to Kate, because she updates fans on Thursdays after the Clap for Carers and then Ben Shephard updates viewers the next day.”
Viewers also sent their messages of support to the Good Morning Britain presenter as she has to stay at home whilst her spouse is in hospital.