Kate Garraway smiles as she heads back to work after first Christmas without husband Derek Draper

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After going through a terrible time in 2020 and experiencing her first Christmas without husband Derek Draper, Kate Garraway has returned back to work after the festive period.

The mum-of-two, who previously opened up about her friendship with Ben Shephard, was spotted arriving at Global Radio to host her show.

The 53 year old wore a long camel coat, with a burgandy dress underneath and some matching heeled boots.

Kate went make-up free as she headed into the building and kept protected with a face mask.

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Despite Derek still being in hospital with coronavirus, the radio host put on a brave face and managed a smile for the cameras.

The Good Morning Britain presenter's sighting comes after she revealed she had a difficult Christmas with children Darcey, 14, and William, 11.

In the run-up to the big day, Kate's home was flooded after two pipes leaked.

Alongside a picture of her Christmas tree, she told her Instagram followers: "We had a calamitous few days in the run up to Christmas – but we got through thanks to some wonderful people.

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"The guys from @bondconstruction who literally got on their hands & knees with me to bucket out water after we had 2 pipe leaks that flooded our home."

Kate, who reflected on the struggles of 2020, also revealed her friend Emma Willis helped her get food, explaining that she had "made sure we had #gorgeousfood for our Christmas dinner when I couldn't get a delivery slot anywhere."

She continued: "The guys from @britishgas who spent hours on the phone helping me to get a fridge & freezer to put the food in.

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"The guys from @skyhelp who talked me through getting our WiFi & tv working on Xmas Eve. Your kindness and spirit is overhwhelming.

"And all @itv and @global for their constant support. Sending love & virtual hugs to all of you who have sent messages – spreading the love is what will give us a truly happy new year," she concluded.

Kate's other half Derek has been battling coronavirus since March in hospital, with the virus tragically wreaking havoc on his body.

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