Sky News presenter pays tribute to ‘great friend’ Derek Draper | News

Sky News presenter Ian King paid tribute to his “great friend” Derek Draper as he announced news of his death.

Kate Garraway shared on Friday 5 January that her husband died after suffering long-lasting symptoms from coronavirus.

After learning of Mr Draper’s death, Sky presenter Mr King paid an emotional tribute to his friend.

“Awfully sad news, very personally for me too, because I was at university with Derek more than 30 years ago,” he told viewers.

“I considered him a great friend. My condolences to the family.”

ITV presenters also sent an on-air message to Garraway on Friday.


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