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…