GMB's Kate Garraway to host documentary about husband Derek's COVID battle

Rianne Houghton
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Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

From Digital Spy

Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway is to front a new documentary about her husband Derek Draper's battle with coronavirus (COVID-19), ITV has announced.

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, which is set to air later this year, will follow Kate as she offers "an intimate insight" into how she and her family have coped with her husband's illness and the impact of COVID-19.

Derek was hospitalised last spring after contracting the virus, and remains in intensive care for continued treatment today.

Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

Related: Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway told her husband Derek might never come out of coma

The one-off special will see the GMB favourite present "an unflinching account of the profound effects on her family and on others" in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

As well as sharing her own experiences of Derek's illness, Kate will also discuss the lesser-known long-term effects of the virus with people who have since recovered from the initial infection.

The official description for Kate Garraway: Finding Derek continues: "As Kate lays bare in the film, her family, along with many others who have suffered the effects of the virus, is now facing the reality of adjusting to a very different way of life to the one they lived before the pandemic hit."

Photo credit: James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock

Related: GMB's Kate Garraway says she's "physically low" as she talks husband Derek "ravaged from the effects of COVID"

Since her husband's hospitalisation, Kate has shared a series of candid updates about his health. The presenter and journalist is also writing a new book, The Power of Hope, about the past 12 months, which will be released in April.

"By telling the story of Derek's illness and how it has altered our lives, I hope to be able to reach out to others who are suffering," she said of her latest project.

Kate Garraway's The Power of Hope is available to pre-order now.

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