Kate Garraway felt nerves ahead of son’s birthday without husband Derek Draper helping her party plan

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Kate Garraway has spoken of her utter nerves ahead of celebrating her son Billy's birthday this weekend.

The mum to Billy, who turns 11 on 28 July, and daughter Darcy, 14, had shared a peek inside the incredible jungle-themed set up she'd planned with the help of her close pal Myleene Klass.

As well as admitting to feeling "emotional" that her husband Derek Draper, who is still in hospital following his battle with COVID-19, couldn't be there, she also said that she hadn't wanted to let her son down as his dad is usually the brains behind the party planning.

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Kate, 53, shared her son Billy's surprise at the special teepee that had been put up by company Sleepy Teepee UK in their back garden for him and five of his pals to enjoy for a birthday treat.

The Good Morning Britain host, who returned to the show this week, wrote in a heartfelt message: "When Billy woke up he could not believe his eyes!!!! Thanks @sleepyteepeeuk & @myleeneklass and the fabulous @ariannemerry …

"Feel so emotional but know Derek will be so proud and pleased. Can never thank you enough," she finished.

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Billy could be seen wandering around inside the teepee which was set up just like a camp site, with mini camp beds, camouflage print duvets, blankets, cushions, slippers, lanterns and even tin pots to eat out of.

Kate filmed her son as he set eyes on it for the first time, as she asked him what he thought.

Taking it all in, Billy replied with delight: "It's really good!"

Kate wrote in another post, where she stood next to her Smooth Radio co-host Myleene, about her husband Derek missing the festivities as he remained in hospital, after spending the past three months battling coronavirus.

"So I was super nervous about Bill’s birthday this year – we usually have a family do with grandparents & a few of his friends but obviously this not possible. So we are seeing grandparents separately but wanted to do something for him & his mates in the garden.

"Derek is so brilliant at this, organising treasure hunts & boys own adventures so mentioned to @myleeneklass really didn’t want to let Bill down & did she know anyone with a tent we could borrow in case it was wet."

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Kate continued: "Little did I know what I was unleashing! She is in her element! At 8.30 this morning she arrived with Apollo in tow to supervise the brilliant @sleepyteepeeuk to set up the most amazing jungle camp ever!!!"

Myleene had shared a selfie of her with her partner Simon Motson, and her children Hero, Ava and son Apollo who had arrived early in the morning to help Kate get everything ready.

Myleene wrote across the snap: "@kategarraway your party planners have arrived."

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The glamorous pair later posed together in the sun-drenched back garden for a socially distanced picture, with Myleene writing in a sweet message: "Socially distanced but together for today."

Kate was also joined by her fellow I'm A Celeb campmate Roman Kemp to provide the entertainment as he engaged in a Nerf War with the kids running round the garden.

The TV presenter added: "And what’s a #jungle camp without a surprise visit from an @imacelebrity star?! Cue @romankemp surprise arrival – who do you think is loving the #nerf war the most??!!!

"Thanks @romankemp you are a total star & great mate – so lovely to see you & your Dad @martinjkemp xxx"

Roman also shared his own post, sharing pictures from inside the party: "So nice to see my amazing jungle mate @kategarraway for Bill’s birthday! Got back into my jungle kit for some camping and nerf wars (Kate did tell me I need to let the outfit go now…) happy birthday Bill!"

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