KATE Garraway’s husband Derek Draper made a heart-wrenching confession of love as he continues to battle coronavirus from his hospital bed.
ITV documentary, Finding Derek, will showcase the former lobbyist and author’s plight – and the Good Morning Britain anchor’s coping mechanisms as she continues to parent their two children.
Kate Garraway has revealed her husband Derek Draper gushed ‘I love you forever’ from his hospital bedCredit: pixel8000
It came after he told the broadcaster “I can’t go on” in a tear-jerking phone call from his ward after almost a year spent in intensive care.
The couple married in 2005 and met just a year before, after being introduced by GMTV’s then-political editor, Gloria De Piero.
Meanwhile, Kate has re-visited their love story and shared previously unseen footage of the sweet ceremony for the documentary.
The GMB host told of her husband’s sweet words as he continues to battle coronavirus from hospitalCredit: BBC
The couple married in 2005 just a year after meetingCredit: pixel8000
In the brief teaser, Derek can be seen laying in his hospital bed – with previously unseen footage from their wedding day also playing out.
The TV presenter is shown in her bridal gown, tenderly reaching across to caress her groom’s cheek while he appears to deliver a speech.
A second snippet shows the pair tenderly kissing while they dance together, with love evident in Kate’s eyes as she gazes adoringly up at her husband.
The pair share two children, 15-year-old Darcey and 11-year-old Billy.
Previously unseen footage of their wedding will play out in ITV documentary, Finding DerekCredit: pixel8000
Derek has spent the past year battling coronavirus in intensive careCredit: PA
Kate previously opened up on their nuptials and their special celeb guest, ex Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole.
Kate told The Times: “Hilariously, Brendan Cole was at the wedding, years before I did Strictly Come Dancing. I assumed he was someone’s boyfriend, but Derek had secretly been having dancing lessons with him.
“Derek is like that: when he wants to learn something, he studies it until he can do it perfectly.”
Derek, 53, has now spent months in intensive care after coronavirus ravaged his body, causing his liver, kidneys and heart to fail, and is shortly approaching the one-year anniversary of his coronavirus battle.
The disease has ravaged his body, causing his liver, kidneys and heart to failCredit: PA
The documentary sees Kate hugely emotional as Derek says he doesn’t know if he can carry onCredit: ITV
Kate has been juggling parenting their two children with work and contacting Derek to keep his spirits upCredit: itv
The continual suffering amid his nightmare scenario left him thinking of death.
Kate told the Mirror: “Derek had been drifting in and out of consciousness and when he said that, it was absolutely devastating, but it showed me he was still in there. Even though it was terrible to think his spirits were so low”.
On Tuesday night, Kate’s documentary Finding Derek will air on ITV. Viewers will see the broadcaster have a moving Facetime call in which Derek says: “Kate, there’s no way out. There’s no way out. I’ve got to the point where I just think f*** it. Just f*** it.”
Finding Derek airs on Tuesday, March 23, on ITV at 9pm.