Kate Garraway has said husband Derek Draper is making “good progress” after a setback in his health battle.
Draper was admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 in March 2020, and a year later returned home where he has been receiving treatment ever since.
But in August he was readmitted to hospital after being diagnosed with “life-threatening” sepsis.
Garraway documented Draper’s long journey to recovery and how his health battle affected his family in two critically acclaimed documentaries, Kate Garraway: Finding Derek and Kate Garraway: taking care of Derek.
Kate Garraway: taking care of Derek picked up the award for best auteur documentary at the National Television Awards last night (October 13), and following the win, Garraway gave an update on her husband’s health.
“He’s making good progress,” she said. digital spy and other media at the ceremony. “He had a huge setback…but he fights with an extraordinary spirit, thank goodness.”
Garraway also said Draper will “get the message tonight,” about the documentary’s win.
The Hello Brittany The presenter was joined at the ceremony by her and Draper’s 16-year-old daughter, Darcey, who appeared on stage with her mother to receive the award.
Garraway also spoke about Draper’s health on ITV DNA Journey, which aired last week.
“2020 has been a pretty devastating year,” Garraway said. “With Derek, he fell ill very early in the pandemic and was left very damaged.
“It’s pretty well documented, because for a lot of people it has come to symbolize the ongoing fight.”
She appeared on the show with her friend, This morning presenter Alison Hammond, whom she thanked for her support during Draper’s illness.
“Alison, she would message me and say ‘Thinking of you’ and she was always amazing that way,” she revealed.