Kate Garraway briefly halted Good Morning Britain on Thursday to thank Meteorologist Laura Tobin for sending her a thoughtful gift during her time away from the smalls screen.

Kate, 53, hosted GMB solo from 6am until 6.30am with just Laura in the studio to present the weather.

Keen for the nation to know how Laura has supported her through 2020, the starlet said: "Laura can do no wrong in my eyes.

"She very kindly send me a home message which was amazing.

"She came round the other day and actually Laura booked me one so myself and Darcy [her daughter] could have one together but the lady said I had so many knots that she spent the time just on me."

Kate's world was turned upside down at the start of the year after her husband Derek contracted Covid-19.

Kate spoke frankly about Derek's condition live on GMB

Derek Draper was admitted to hospital in March this year after falling ill at home.

Due to the severity of the strain, concerned doctors decided to place Derek under a medically induced coma to allow him to fight the disease.

While he is now coronavirus free, Derek is still in hospital trying to recover from the damage the virus caused on his body.

Speaking to Dr Hilary Jones about the ever changing lockdown rules which are being introduced region by region over the country, Kate explained she's finding it hard to organise a treats for her children for half term.

Kate said: "I desperately want to do the right thing and we are trying to work out what we can do as a family for the children.

Kate thanked Laura Tobin for her thoughtful gift live on GMB

"With the rules changing and being regional it's hard to know if family in a Tier 3 area can come to us not in such strict tier.

"It is a right old pickle if you are trying to plan right now."

A friend of Kate recently told The Sun how Kate has been trying to keep as positive as possible.

A source said: "Kate has been so brave and her strength is awe-inspiring.

“But the truth is that progress is very, very slow.

"Derek has now been hospitalised for six months which makes him one of only a handful of people who have been in hospital for this long.

“It’s incredibly tough for Kate though because some days he shows signs of improvement, and then 24 hours later he has taken a worrying turn for the worse.

“It’s literally one step forward, two steps back."