Message from Kate Garraway to ITV viewers ahead of the National Television Awards


Kate garraway made a last-minute appeal to the public to vote for their documentary Finding Derek at the National Television Awards.

Kate’s husband, Derek Draper fell ill in March 2020 after contracting the coronavirus and required a long recovery in intensive care, during which he was placed in a coma.

After more than a year in hospital, the 53-year-old was considered well enough to return to his north London home in April.

The ITV presenter made a documentary about her husband’s battle with Covid, which was shortlisted for an award.

Kate Garraway pleads with viewers of Good Morning Britain

Ahead of the awards this week, Kate took to Instagram to ask fans to vote.

She said: “I am so honored that Finding Derek is one of the incredible and extraordinary documentaries nominated for a National Television Award this Thursday.

“It has been wonderful to have the chance to give a voice to Derek and all those who cannot share in the devastation that Covid has inflicted on them.

“If you still want to vote, please find the voting link in my bio.”

Speaking on the Thursday morning episode of Hello Great Britain she added, “I was just thinking, wouldn’t it be great if Derek was good enough to come. Wouldn’t that be wonderful.

“I was trying to figure out the dates and see the logistics of how it might work.”

Update from Kate Garraway on her husband’s battle with Covid

Discussing Covid-related fatigue, Kate recently explained the symptoms to ITV viewers.

She said: “Now the fatigue, I thought it was just being exhausted getting up in the morning, but Derek’s fatigue, I know he’s an extreme case because he has multiple organ issues. , but even some with lighter cases.

“Derek sleeps 20 hours a day, he has 10 minute windows and he doesn’t just feel a little tired, he turns white and pale and it kind of shuts down.


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