Kate Garraway has shared the "brave" final words her daughter Darcey said to her dad Derek Draper before his passing.

Draper fell seriously ill with Covid-19 in March 2020 and was put in a coma from which he did not wake up from until October of that year.

Despite being free of the virus, he had suffered long-lasting damage to his organs and required daily care.

He died on January 3 due to complications from his health conditions.

Garraway spoke about what life had been like since Draper's death in an interview on Good Morning Britain today (Monday, February 5).

Kate Garraway shares daughter's final words to Derek Draper

In her interview on Good Morning Britain Garraway told presenters Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley how strong Darcey had been.

The teenager helped carry her dad's coffin at his funeral on Friday (February 2), which was attended by a host of politicians and celebrities, Sky News reports.

Garraway shared that both her children had spent time with their father on their own before he died, and she added: "Darcey said 'If you can't do this, we will be okay' and I thought that was extraordinarily brave."

On her daughter's role as a pallbearer at the service, she said: "She insisted on doing it and I thought it was a beautiful thing."

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Discussing what her family's life is like now, Garraway commented: "I want to thank everybody. A new life starts now and I do not quite know how it is going to be, but grief is not containable.

"Life has to start. We have to pick ourselves up and go on and that is what Derek did and would want me to do."

She also shared that she will return to hosting Good Morning Britain on Thursday, February 8 alongside Ben Shephard.