Kate Garraway shares daughter’s emotional NTAs tribute to dad Derek
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Kate Garraway has shared daughter Darcey's sweet tribute to her dad, Derek Draper, after Kate won the award for authored documentary prize for the second year in a row at Thursday's National Television Awards.
You can watch Kate discussing Darcey's tribute below:
Discussing the win on Good Morning Britain today, Kate, 55, spoke about how honoured she was to win the award alongside her daughter.
Darcey had been invited to the awards show at the last minute after Kate realised she had a plus one.
"It was incredibly emotional – a last minute thought to bring Darcey because I found out I had a plus one," said Kate.
"It was really lovely because of course she’s right there at home, as is Bill – he’s a bit young. And so for her to come, and I just love the fact that she was just so excited to be there."
Speaking about Darcey's sweet tribute to her dad, she added: "People were asking saying, 'Are you proud of your mum?', she kept saying, 'Yes – and my dad!' Every single time!"
It was an emotional moment when Kate won the NTA, with other documentaries in the category including Tom Parker: Inside My Head; Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next; Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me and Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism.
When she arrived on stage to collect the award, Kate added: "Darcey represents all the family, Billy, all the Drapers, everybody... I want to thank Derek for his incredible fighting spirit, we love you."
Kate won the same award last year for Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, which followed Kate and her family after husband Derek had been admitted to hospital for a year after he contracted covid.
Although Derek managed to successfully beat the deadly virus, he suffered a number of health complications afterwards, including clots in his lungs, kidney failure, heart failure, and damage to his liver and pancreas.
The follow-up documentary, Caring For Derek, saw Kate looking after for her husband at their home after he returned from hospital for round-the-clock care.
During her acceptance speech on Thursday evening, Kate explained that sadly, Derek is back in hospital.
Ahead of the awards ceremony, she told The Sun: "Derek is back in hospital after developing sepsis that again threatened his life and we are again fighting to get him home, but I remain constantly inspired by those around him - not just for their expertise but for their loving care."
Our thoughts are with Kate, Derek and the family.