He has been in hospital for a year after being admitted with coronavirus last March.
Patsy Palmer recently cut her GMB interview short, a week after Piers Morgan walked off the set completely.
The Good Morning Britain presenter's husband is still in intensive care after being admitted to hospital with Covid last March.
The Good Morning Britain presenter also revealed Derek's condition has deteriorated "dramatically" since Christmas.
The presenter said her former colleague had been "very supportive to me personally".
Things got off to a rocky start when the foreign secretary accused Kate of having a "cynical" approach.
“Even I didn’t see that one coming!”
It was the Good Morning Britain presenter's first interview with the health secretary since her husband was hospitalised with Covid-19.
The Good Morning Britain presenter said she'd "had to regroup a little bit" following a difficult Christmas period.
The Good Morning Britain host put the prime minister's father right after he suggested the jab could be a "get out of jail free card"