Kate Garraway in talks for sequel to Covid documentary about husband Derek’s recovery

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Kate Garraway (Ian West/PA) (PA Wire)
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Kate Garraway is in talks for a sequel to her award-winning Covid-19 documentary about husband Derek Draper.

ITV documentary Finding Derek gave viewers full access to the breakfast TV star’s home while her husband was on a ventilator as his life hung in the balance after contracting coronavirus in March last year.

He was put in an induced coma after suffering multiple infections and organ failure .

Following the success of the doc, ITV is said to be in talks with the presenter for a second show.

Mrs Garraway told The Sun: “We are going to make another documentary — there are plans for more.

“Derek has a very short window of energy, but we are trying. 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.”

It is expected to follow Mr Draper’s long road to recovery after returning home after being hospitalised for a year.

The new documentary could be filmed and air next year depending on Mr Draper’s health, according to The Sun.

It comes after the 54-year-old took home the Authored Documentary gong at the National Television Awards.

Ms Garraway was greeted with a standing ovation as she took to the stage to thank producers.

“They didn’t know they were making a story about bereavement or a triumph,” she said.

“In the end, it ended up being something between the two.”

Thanking the voters, she said: “Thank you so much for voting. I wonder if the reason why you did is because our story is your story.

“I think we have all been touched by the pandemic, whether it is livelihoods, mental health – all the other extraordinary documentaries that have been highlighted and nominated tonight, they have also been affected by the pandemic and I just want to say to all the Darceys and Billys and Dereks and Derek’s family – whatever you are 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 stars the fight goes on.”

Addressing her husband directly she said: “But of course most of all, Derek, you should be here and (he) should have had the chance to tell his own story. Derek, you are going to get the chance. Believe. The hope is real.”

Ms Garraway and Mr Draper met in 2004 and married in 2005.

They share two children, a daughter, Darcey, 15, and a son, Billy, 11.

ITN has been approached for comment.

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