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Kate Garraway Finding Derek: Viewers In 'Floods Of Tears' After Watching ‘Heartbreaking’ Documentary

Kate Garraway Finding Derek: Viewers In 'Floods Of Tears' After Watching ‘Heartbreaking’ Documentary

Viewers were left in tears after watching Kate Garraway's documentary about her husband Derek Draper's ongoing battle with coronavirus.

Gregory Robinson

Gregory Robinson

Viewers of Kate Garraway: Finding Derek have called the one-off documentary 'heartbreaking' as they watched her husband Derek Draper's battle with coronavirus.

In the documentary, which aired on ITV on Tuesday evening, Kate opened up about her family's pain as her husband remains isolated in hospital.

While Derek receives treatment, Kate juggles work on Good Morning Britain, the family's finances and raising their two children alone.

"Thank you for sharing your story," wrote one viewer. "In tears and wow how amazing you and the kids are. I love your preparing for Derek to come home and pray this comes true ! All my thoughts and love go out to you and the family x x"

A second person shared: "In absolute floods of tears watching @kategarraway husband cry."

One woman added: "Wow in years @kategarraway documentary already - what a strong and courageous family you are! Sending love to you all."

Derek has been in hospital since last March (

"My heart is just absolutely breaking for Kate Garraway her husband and her family," said another.

A fourth Twitter user also called the documentary "so heart reaking" and noted that Kate Garraway is an "incredible woman."

They added: My Thoughts are with you and your Family! It was So emotional! Utterly Heart wrenching! Get well soon Derek."

Derek has been in hospital since last March, when he first developed Covid. The disease left him with kidney failure, damage to his liver and pancreas and heart failure.

Viewers were left in tears after watching Kate Garraway: Finding Derek on Tuesday (

Doctors have since stopped the drugs that were keeping him in a coma - even causing him to open his eyes - but he remains in a state of minimal consciousness.

A synopsis for the documentary reads: "As Derek, who was hospitalised in March 2020 with the virus, remains in hospital with severe health issues, Kate also meets survivors of the disease and discusses the somewhat unknown, longer-term effects of the virus

"As Kate lays bare in the film, her family, along with many others who have suffered the effects of the virus, is now facing the reality of adjusting to a very different way of life to the one they lived before the pandemic hit."

You can watch Kate Garraway: Finding Derek on ITV Hub now.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity News, Coronavirus, Covid-19