Derek Draper was hospitalised with COVID-19 nearly a year ago and has remained in intensive care ever since.
The new ITV film – airing this evening (March 23) – follows Kate and her family as they try to cope during his battle, and includes one scene where the presenter suggests she could "give up work" to take care of Derek full-time.
However, appearing on today's GMB, Kate said that she "wasn't going anywhere" when pressed on the comments by Ben Shephard.
"You do address the fact that potentially... you say in the documentary you might have to give up work to become Derek's full-time carer," Ben began.
"We know how important work has been for you and your mental health throughout all of this. Can you explain your thinking there, because we want to make sure that you're given everything you possibly can to help Derek, but what do you need as well?"
"You can't get rid of me that easily, Shephard!" Kate laughed. "I'm not going anywhere."
She went on to explain: "I don't think I ever really saw it as giving up work. I think what I saw it as was – right, I'm going to have to change my future, as anyone who's faced a long-term impacted illness is going to. And that's going to mean altering my life.
"Actually, the reality is that ITV and Global Radio, everybody has been so supportive. And to be honest, being here has kept me sane. Not just because you're all amazing and supportive, but people at home are so supportive, and it's a slice of normal. It's a slice of life before.
"And the truth is that as much as I might think I have all the answers sometimes, Derek doesn't need me. I'm not the person to care for him. I obviously would be there completely 100% if that would make the difference."
Kate added: "But actually what Derek needs is specialist, professional, medical support ongoing, because there is a good chance he can improve, but we need to make sure support is there now for that to happen.
"And whether that be remaining in hospital or something else, I would like that to be home. But it is not just a case of I would like to sit there and hold his hand, but people in this situation need expertise, and I'm not an expert."
Finding Derek airs tonight at 9pm on ITV. Kate Garraway's book The Power of Hope is available to pre-order now.
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