Kate Garraway set to revisit husband's Covid trauma in sequel to doc which scooped an NTA win

Kate Garraway set to revisit husband's Covid trauma in sequel to doc which scooped an NTA win

September 10, 2021

KATE Garraway is set to make a sequel to the documentary on her husband’s Covid battle which scooped a National Television Award.

The first chronicled hubby Derek Draper’s fight against the virus, which put him in hospital for a year.


He suffered multiple infections and organ failure and doctors were forced to put him in an induced coma.

TV presenter Kate, 54, is in talks with ITV about a second show, which is likely to follow his long road to recovery after returning home.

But it is likely to depend on him building his strength up first.

Speaking at the NTAs, which are voted for by the viewing public, Good Morning Britain host Kate said: “We are going to make another documentary — there are plans for more.

“Derek has a very short window of energy, but we are tying. He has been home for four months now and it was enough for him being home.

“Now we are really hoping we can have more and more people in to see him.”

'WE ARE TRYING'

Kate received a rapturous response when she won the Authored Documentary gong at the awards ceremony at the 02 Arena in London on Thursday.

She made an emotional video call to Derek, 54, who was at home in bed, to show him the gong, and was returning yesterday to see him for the first time since the win.

Speaking yesterday on GMB, she said: “It’s our wedding anniversary, Derek and I, today. I haven’t been able to see him yet. I’m going to go home and give him a massive hug.

“I’m going to give him this award and actually his present to me is the fact that he’s here and we’ve got a chance to celebrate in whatever way we can.”

Kate beat off competition in her NTAs category from Katie Price: Harvey and Me and Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children. She made an emotional speech at the ceremony and dedicated the award to her husband adding: “He should be here and he should have had the chance to tell his own story.”

Kate also said: “We’ve 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.”

Read our National Television Awards 2021 blog for the latest updates

Referring to her two children and husband, she added: “I want to say to all the other Darceys and Billys and Dereks whatever you’re going through and however you are affected, you are not forgotten. We want the joy back. We want it to be over.

“But if you are still living with the scares, the fight goes on.”

If Derek’s health improves enough, the new documentary could be filmed and air next year.



 

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