KATE Garraway and Derek Draper‘s heartbreaking documentary ended with the Covid sufferer telling his devoted wife “I love you, forever and a day”.
Derek, 53, contracted covid-19 last March and remains in hospital to this day, having spent much of the past year in a coma.
Kate, 53, has been documenting Derek’s long, slow recovery in Finding Derek after coronavirus ravaged his body, causing his liver, kidneys and heart to fail.
In tonight’s programme, the moment Derek spoke in a clear and strong voice after months of being in a coma left viewers weeping.
He told Kate: “I love you, forever and a day.”
Kate’s documentary tracks Derek’s fight for his life and how they plan to live their life afterwards.
As she reflected on the type of care her husband will need when he leaves hospital, Kate adds: “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…