Kate returned to her television duties last month after taking time out to look after her children.
She told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that she was advised to get back to normal life as her husband’s future remains uncertain.
Addressing claims that her husband had woken up from his coma at the time, she clarified: “It’s a strange word coma, he was induced into the coma because it was a way of resting the lungs when he had very acute Covid, of course now they’re no longer keeping him in the Coma, he sort of can’t wake up.
“There’s two types of coma – there’s the one we think of as vegetative coma, where someone’s completely unconscious, you know, you could stab them and they wouldn’t react – and there’s where Derek is which is a minimum state of consciousness.
“So, wonderfully his eyes are opening but we have no real knowledge of what he can see or hear and feel.”