Kate Garraway says she wants to make sequel doc about husband's COVID-19 battle

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Watch: Kate Garraway gives emotional victory speech at the NTAs

Kate Garraway is hoping to make a sequel to the hard-hitting documentary she fronted earlier this year about her husband's battle with COVID-19.

The 54-year-old presenter won the Authored Documentary prize at the National Television Awards this week for Finding Derek, which traced the impact of the disease on her husband Derek Draper.

Read more: Garraway says Derek 'burst into tears' on return home

A former political lobbyist, Draper caught the coronavirus in March 2020 and was subsequently taken to intensive care and put into an induced coma.

He suffered multiple infections and organ failure and was unable to return home until April this year — though he is still unable to move.

Derek Draper and Kate Garraway have been married since 2005. (Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Derek Draper and Kate Garraway have been married since 2005. (Jon Furniss/WireImage)

Garraway has now told The Sun she hopes to revisit her initial documentary, which aired in March, and explore Draper's continued road to recovery since returning home.

“We are going to make another documentary — there are plans for more," said Garraway.

Read more: Garraway told Derek may not fully recover

She added: “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.”

Kate Garraway won the Authored Documentary prize at the NTAs for 'Finding Derek'. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kate Garraway won the Authored Documentary prize at the NTAs for 'Finding Derek'. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Garraway delivered an emotional acceptance speech when she scooped the award this week and also shared an image on social media of her video call with Derek in which she broke the news.

In her caption, she wrote: "From him and from the bottom of our family’s hearts THANK YOU. 

"For all who are struggling on and holding on to hope - this is for you.”

Finding Derek was watched by around 4.5 million viewers when it aired earlier this year on ITV and left many of those who watched it in tears.

Watch: Kate Garraway reveals Derek still struggles to talk amid COVID-19 recovery

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