Kate Garraway fell ill with kidney infection after filming Walking With episode
Kate Garraway has said she fell ill with a kidney infection after filming a BBC documentary on nature.
The 54 year old, who recently opened up on the help she received from her neighbours, took part in the BBC Two series Walking With… which aired on 9 November.
The show saw her go for a long wander around the Cotswolds by herself with a 360-degree camera in hand and a drone flying above her as she spoke about her husband Derek Draper, also 54, who has been suffering from the long-term effects of Covid-19.
Presenting Good Morning Britain on ITV on Thursday 11 November, Kate told her co-hosts Ben Shephard, 46, and Susanna Reid, 50, about her time filming the series.
"It was my first day without Derek and without Darcey and Billy," she shared. "It was amazing and I felt guilty and that I shouldn't be there."
"I came back and felt incredibly refreshed."
However, Kate said she actually wasn't feeling 100 per cent and after filming the programme she found out that she had a kidney problem.
The presenter, who recently weeped as she prayed in a church for her husband, explained: "I actually wasn't feeling that well after that, I found out I had a kidney infection."
She then clarified: "But I didn't know at the time so the BBC aren't in any way responsible!"
Kate went on to discuss the therapeutic effect filming in nature had on her as she told her pals: "It's hugely healing. the wonderful thing about nature is that it really kind of reminds you about the beauty of things…
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"Nature isn't a postcard, it is life. You have the wonderful moment and you have the tough moments."
During the Walking With… episode, Kate sat on a hillside by herself and began to ponder feelings of isolation.
"We tend to think of being on your own as being lonely," she said. "I’ve had moments of great loneliness and fear over the last year and a half, and in that situation it’s hard because the person I wanted to give me a hug is the person who can’t and that’s Derek."
She continued: "There’s something about coming here and reminding yourself that you can feel the countryside wrapping itself around you and giving you love back."
"I feel very grateful for today. There are some warm Cotswold arms wrapped around me right now."
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