KATE GARRAWAY has shared a picture of the moment she told her husband about her NTA win.

Garraway’s documentary, Finding Derek, scooped an award for best authored documentary at last night’s documentary at last night (9 September) ceremony.

The documentary aired in March and it focused on her husband Derek Draper, from Chorley, and his battle with long Covid.

In the film, Kate offered an “intimate insight into coping with the impact of COVID-19” as Derek remains in hospital a year on from contracting the virus.

Since then, the virus has ravaged his body and he has suffered organ damage and heart failure.

Kate looked shocked when it was revealed that she scooped the award.

She was overcome with emotion while on stage and asked the production team to make some comments while she “collects” herself.

When she was able to speak, she said: “Thank you so much for voting. I wonder if the reason why you did is because our story is your story.

“I think we have all been touched by the pandemic, whether it is livelihoods, mental health – all the other extraordinary documentaries that have been highlighted and nominated tonight, they have also been affected by the pandemic.

“I just want to say to all the Darceys and Billys and Dereks and Derek’s family – whatever you are going through and however you are affected, you are not forgotten.



Martin Lewis was proud of his co-host’s win (Photo: Twitter/@MartinSLewis)


“We want the joy back. We want it to be over. But if you are still living with the scars the fight goes on.

“But of course most of all, Derek, you should be here and (he) should have had the chance to tell his own story.

“Derek, you are going to get the chance. Believe. The hope is real.”

Speaking on this morning’s episode (10 September) of Good Morning Britain, Kate spoke more about the win and also shared an exclusive snap of the moment she told Derek about the win.

She said:“Thank you so much for voting.

“This is for eveyryone really as I think the reason its done will is because everyone has a ‘Derek’ in their life.”

“Even though he has recovered and is still with us, the recovery is very slow and you can feel him fighting.

“It was bittersweet last night as he wasn’t well enough to come - there wasn’t really any question of it.

“I went up on stage… completely bewildered. I went home a realised I didn’t get a single photo of the event!”



“I didn’t go home last night. I booked a hotel room really near to the ceremony as I knew I was coming here and I would only get about an hour sleep.

She managed to wake up her 15-year-old daughter, Darcey, and asked her to take the phone down to Derek so she could share the news.

“He was a bit bewildered and I he definitely knows.”

She also shared the moment when she told Derek the news and took a screenshot of the moment on her phone.

You can see the picture in Good Morning Britain's video segment on Twitter. 

Kate explained: “He’s so happy and I think you can see that in his eyes.

“I think he was very happy that I was happy and it was just lovely to be able to share that.”

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