Kate Garraway wants to film follow up moving documentary on husband Derek's covid battle

Kate Garraway wants to film follow up moving documentary on husband Derek's covid battle

KATE Garraway has plans to make another documentary about husband Derek Draper's Covid battle. 

The emotional Good Morning Britain presenter, 54, revealed she hopes to make a follow-up film during her acceptance speech at the National Television Awards.

Finding Derek broadcast on ITV saw Kate win the Authored Documentary category at the NTAs.

The film chronicled his year long hospitalisation after being struck down by the virus.

In her acceptance speech, Kate revealed Derek should be the one at the helm of a documentary about his Covid journey and promised he would get the chance.

Kate started by saying: "Thank you so much. It was hugely brave decision of ITV to commission this they didn’t know what they were making, they didn’t know they were making a story about bereavement or about a triumph.

"Lucy [Wilcox, the film's director] arrived at our home not knowing if she was seeing a family in grief or relief. In the end really it ended up being something between the two."

Fighting back tears, she continued: "Thank you so much for voting. I wonder if the reason you did because our story is your story. We have all been touched by the pandemic. Whether it’s livelihood, mental health, all the other extraordinary documentaries which have been highlighted and nominated tonight, they have also been affected by the pandemic.

"And I want to say to all the other Darcey’s and Billy’s and Derek’s – whatever you’re going through and however you are affected, you are not forgotten."

Then the Good Morning Britain host revealed Derek would soon get the chance to make his own film.

"We want the joy back. We want it to be over. But if you are still living with the scares," she said.

"The fight goes on. But of course, most of all, Derek. Who should be here. Who should have the chance to tell his story, Derek, you are going to get the chance. Believe. The hope is real."

Finding Derek showed how Kate had battled to continue working on GMB  while caring for Derek, who spent months in a coma due to his illness, as well as looking after their two children.

It beat stiff competition from other nominees in the category including Katie Price for her doc about her dilemma looking for a new school for her seriously disabled son Harvey and Marcus Rashford’s doc on his battle to secure school meals.



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