Kate Garraway latest – Husband Derek Draper in tears as he wakes up for first time in months in ITV documentary trailer

KATE Garraway's coronavirus-hit husband Derek Draper is seen in tears in a new trailer for tonight's ITV documentary about him.

Derek contracted covid-19 last March and remains in hospital to this day, having spent much of the past year in a coma caused by complications caused by the illness.

Kate has been documenting Derek's long, slow recovery after coronavirus ravaged his body, causing his liver, kidneys and heart to fail.

In a teaser clip aired on the ITV show, Derek is in floods of tears as Kate video calls her husband.

Kate says: "He's back. We've been waiting a long time to speak to you. I'm so proud of you. I'm so proud of you."

Kate's documentary – which airs tonight – will track Derek's fight for his life and how they plan to live their life afterwards.

Elsewhere in the clip Kate says she will quit Good Morning Britain to look after Derek.

However she clarified this morning to tell Ben Shepherd that although Derek will need long-term specialist care, "You can’t get rid of me that easily Shephard – I'm not going nowhere!

"I don’t think I ever really saw it as ever giving up work. I thought, right, I need to change my future as anyone who faces a long term illness will do.

"To be honest being here has kept me sane – not just because you’re all amazing and supportive but everyone at home has been supportive – but because it's a slice of normal, it's a slice of life before."

As she reflected on the type of care her husband will need when he leaves hospital, Kate added: "The truth is as much as I may think I have the answers all the time, Derek doesn’t need me. I'm not the person to care for him.

"I obviously will be there 100% completely if Derek needs me, but what he needs is specialist, professional, medical support ongoing – because there is a good chance that he can improve but we need to make sure the support is there now.

Read our live blog below for the latest Kate Garraway and Derek Draper updates ahead of Finding Derek on ITV tonight…

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HOW CAN I WATCH KATE GARRAWAY: FINDING DEREK?

    Kate Garraway: Finding Derek will be available to watch on ITV with Freeview.

    You can also watch ITV live on ITV Hub with a laptop or computer.

    If you miss the documentary, you can catch up on ITV Hub.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHEN WILL THE DOCUMENTARY BE ON TV?

    Finding Derek will air tonight at 9pm on ITV1.

  • John Hall

    KATE'S STAYING AT GMB

    Chatting to co-hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid on her future plans, Kate, 53, said: "You can’t get rid of me that easily Shephard – I'm not going nowhere!

    "I don’t think I ever really saw it as ever giving up work. I thought, right, I need to change my future as anyone who faces a long term illness will do.

    "To be honest being here has kept me sane – not just because you’re all amazing and supportive but everyone at home has been supportive – but because it's a slice of normal, it's a slice of life before."

    As she reflected on the type of care her husband will need when he leaves hospital, Kate added: "The truth is as much as I may think I have the answers all the time, Derek doesn’t need me. I'm not the person to care for him.

    "I obviously will be there 100% completely if Derek needs me, but what he needs is specialist, professional, medical support ongoing – because there is a good chance that he can improve but we need to make sure the support is there now.

  • John Hall

    HOW ARE THEIR KIDS COPING?

    Kate and Derek share kids Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11.

    The Smooth Radio DJ said her kids are coping "tremendously well".

    Speaking about whether they've seen the documentary, Kate said: "They are fundamentally extraordinary.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    EXPLAINER – WHAT IS KATE GARRAWAY: FINDING DEREK ABOUT?

    A new documentary, Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, will offer an intimate insight into Kate's experience, and that of her husband Derek Draper.

    Announcing ITV's spring schedule, channel director Kevin Lygo said: “In Factual, Kate Garraway will open up about the challenging year for her family."

    Derek has beaten Covid, but he has been unable to gain consciousness from his induced coma and is still in intensive care a year after catching the virus.

    He has been left with kidney failure, damage to his liver and pancreas and heart failure.

    He also has holes in his lungs from bacterial pneumonia and is fighting off several infections.

  • John Hall

    DEREK WATCHING GMB

    This morning, Kate told Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard: "There is a moment in the documentary that I think is tough for people to watch and that is the moment where he feels like he can’t go on.

    "And I managed to record that moment. Actually, it was quite a long period of that, in truth. That particular moment was actually a night where I then came in here and was on air the next morning.

    "It started late at night and I didn't want to come off the FaceTime, I wanted to stay with him and say, 'I'm still here, I'm still here, I'm still here'. So we kept going through the night.

    "And then in the car on the way to work, I asked, 'Can you put Good Morning Britain on in there so he can see that and doesn't feel abandoned'."

  • John Hall

    FIGHTING BACK TEARS

    KATE Garraway fought back tears as she recalled staying up all night on the phone to her seriously ill husband Derek Draper.

    The Good Morning Britain host opened up on the show ahead of tonight's documentary, Find Derek, as she spoke about her husband's Covid battle.

    Kate, 53, spoke about a night last November where her barely conscious husband said he "can't go on" – just hours before she had to present GMB.

    Derek, 53, has spent a year in intensive care after coronavirus ravaged his body, causing his liver, kidneys and heart to fail.

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