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Kate Garraway 2021 . Derek would want his story to be told

Kate Garraway 2021 . Derek would want his story to be told

Kate Garraway Kate Garraway want told : Derek his story would be to

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000

The former political adviser, 53, remains in hospital after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms in March last year

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A new ITV documentary features footage of 

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Kate Garraway says she decided to feature footage of Derek Draper in his hospital bed in her new documentary because he would want his story to be told.

The former political adviser, 53, remains in hospital after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms in March last year.

A new ITV documentary features footage of Garraway and her children as well as Draper in hospital.

Garraway, 53, told Good Morning Britain that it showed Draper responding to his family.

The “hours of nothingness, of blank staring” felt “too personal”, she said.

‘Derek, I miss you!’

Follow Kate Garraway’s emotional journey as her husband Derek recovers from the effects of Covid in a new documentary.

Watch Kate Garraway: Finding Derek Tuesday 9pm @itv.

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— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) March 18, 2021

“The moments that you see are the moments when he is getting more consciousness and he can react,” the presenter said.

“Derek has devoted his life to mental health and good mental health.

He’s a psychotherapist and a psychologist.  So I feel like, that he would want his journey to be told.”

She said her husband’s communication had “regressed a little” since filming the documentary, but “he’s even got his accent back”.

‘There’s a moment that is tough for people to watch and that’s the moment he felt he can’t go on.’

Kate says the reason she included such a difficult moment in Derek’s journey is because the fights he was going through is so important and relatable.

Watch the doc tonight @ITV.

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— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) March 23, 2021

Garraway added: “I am very aware that I am very lucky, because Derek is still here.

And we have got the chance to battle on.”

And she said: “There are moments in the documentary where I think people who know Derek, will know that he is there.

“And for such a long time” that was “the horror.

Is he still there, is he trapped inside himself? Or is he gone?” she said.

She also said she has no plans to leave Good Morning Britain.

“You can’t get rid of me that easily (Ben) Shephard,” she told her co-host.

“I’m not going anywhere.”

“I don’t think I ever really saw it as giving up work,” Garraway said about comments she makes in the documentary about reshaping her future.

In the ITV documentary Finding Derek, Garraway is seen renovating the ground floor of their family home so it is wheelchair accessible ahead of his possible return.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments – your support means so much to me and others.

I hope you find some comfort and hope from the doc #findingderek tonight @itv and do get in touch with me to share your thoughts – either here or email me kate@clubgarraway.com https://t.co/ezKf6WoOa8

— Kate Garraway (@kategarraway) March 23, 2021

The documentary details their family’s experience during his illness and sees Garraway speaking to people suffering long Covid, NHS staff and other experts.

One scene sees her recall being told by Draper’s doctors that he was the most seriously ill person they had seen who remained alive.

Kate Garraway Finding Derek airs on Tuesday at 9pm on ITV.

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Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000

In a new ITV documentary, Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, the presenter is seen to break down the moment she was reunited with Derek after he emerged from 

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 11:43am

By Jamie Glass

In a new ITV documentary, Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, the presenter is seen to break down the moment she was reunited with Derek after he emerged from his coma.

The documentary which follows Derek Draper's battle with Coronavirus has provided a touching clip where Kate is seen to scream "we've got him back" as her husband video calls Kate via an iPad.

The harrowing moment was the first video call her husband made after he woke from his coma – six months into his coronavirus battle.

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Derek appears to cry as he's speaking with his wife and loved ones on the call – the first time since being admitted to the hospital in March 2020.

Kate is heard to scream, "we've got him back" in the touching clip, before sighing with relief as she and her children Darcey and Billy speak to Derek via and iPad.

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Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Kate opened up about her new documentary about Derek's battle.

It's then that she shared the moment they finally got to speak to him after he was placed into a coma months earlier, with an emotional Kate telling him how proud she was of him.

Image from ITV.

 

"We’ve been waiting a long time to speak to you.

I’m so proud of you, so proud.

You are so brilliant and every day you're getting closer to coming home and being with the kids." Kate said.

"You're brilliant, well done," she added before Billy and Darcey showed off their dance moves as he watched from his hospital bed.

Image from ITV.

Speaking to The Mirror ahead of the documentary, Kate said that her husband had sadly "slipped back" with his progress.

She said: "Things have regressed a little bit this year since January, but how much that is to do with the restrictions of not being able to visit, is unclear.

“It felt like we were moving forward at Christmas, now it feels like we’ve slipped back.

"And I’ve felt like I’m sort of hanging over the side of a ship, trying to hold onto him, so that when he kind of bobs up from this ocean of unconsciousness, you can see him sort of click in and you don’t know whether it’s because he can suddenly find a way to get out.

“But he comes up and you feel you have filled him up with as much positivity as possible: ‘You’re going to be fine.

You’re going to come home.

It’s going to be okay’.

“Even if you don’t really know if that’s true.

But I just think ‘I just want him to know that so that when he disappears back down, he’s got some hope there."

The documentary Kate Garraway: Finding Derek is on ITV tonight at 9pm.

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– March 23, 2021
Kate Garraway 2021 . Derek would want his story to be told

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