National Television Awards 2022: Kate Garraway puts on a brave face in dazzling gold gown with daughter Darcey, 16, after revealing husband Derek Draper is in hospital again

  • Derek, 54, is back in hospital following weeks in intensive care in August when he battled ‘life threatening’ sepsis which developed from a kidney infection 
  • Kate has revealed she felt guilty asking fans to support her documentary Caring for Derek at the NTAs
  • The film, which has been nominated for Best Documentary, followed the care of her husband Derek – who is one of the UK’s longest-suffering patients of Covid 
  • Derek was first admitted to hospital with Covid in March 2020, only returning to the family’s London home in April 2021, where he received round-the-clock care

She revealed on Wednesday that her husband Derek Draper is back in hospital. 

But Kate Garraway put on a brave face on Thursday night, as she attended the National Television Awards alongside her daughter Darcey.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 55, looked nothing short of incredible in a striking gold gown that gleamed under the lights.

Staying strong: Kate Garraway put on a brave face on Thursday night, as she attended the National Television Awards alongside her daughter Darcey

Her dress boasted a long pleated skirt, voluminous sleeves and a wraparound top secured with a bow at her svelte waist.

Kate, who is nominated for her second documentary about her husband’s battle, added a pair of gold chandelier earrings.

Sporting a dusting of pink eyeshadow and a slick of lipgloss, she beamed happily and wore her blonde tresses in bouncy waves.

By her side, her 16-year-old daughter Darcey looked lovely in a red silk dress, with a cowl neckline.

Radiant: The Good Morning Britain presenter, 55, looked nothing short of incredible in a striking gold gown that gleamed under the lights

She smiled next to her famous mother, wearing her brunette locks down and falling over her shoulders. 

It comes after Kate revealed Derek is back in hospital as he continues to battle complications after contracting sepsis in August. 

Derek, 54, is one of the UK’s longest-suffering patients of Covid after being admitted to hospital with the virus in March 2020, only returning to the family’s London home in April 2021, where he receives round-the-clock care. 

Since then he has been in and out of hospital as he continues in his battle to return to health and over the summer he developed a kidney infection that developed dangerous complications.

Sad news: It comes after Kate revealed Derek is back in hospital as he continues to battle complications after contracting sepsis in August

Kate admitted she feels ‘guilty’ asking fans to vote for her at the NTAs as they have already been so supportive of her family’s plight. 

Speaking to The Sun she said: ‘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.’ 

Last year, Kate picked up the National Television Award for Authored Documentary for Finding Derek – her televised account of her husband Derek’s ongoing battle against COVID-19.

She has been nominated again this year for Caring for Derek, a follow-up to her first film but admitted she feels ‘guilty’ asking fans to vote for her. 

Guilt: Kate admitted she feels ‘guilty’ asking fans to vote for her at the NTAs as they have already been so supportive of her family’s plight

She explained: ‘When Caring for Derek was nominated, I was of course very honoured but I had mixed feelings about asking people to vote for the film.

‘I was worried and guilty about asking for more support when so many have already sent their good wishes.

‘But now too many have got in touch saying “please shout it from the rooftops” for me to ignore!’

What are the key symptoms of sepsis? The ‘silent killer’ that can cause death in minutes

Sepsis, known as the ‘silent killer’, strikes when an infection such as blood poisoning sparks a violent immune response in which the body attacks its own organs. 

It is a potentially life-threatening condition, triggered by an infection or injury.  Around 245,000 people develop sepsis in the UK each year and 52,000 die, according to the UK Sepsis Trust.

Instead of attacking the invading bug, the body turns on itself, shutting down vital organs.

If caught early enough, it’s easily treated with intravenous antibiotics and fluids, but these must be given as soon as sepsis is suspected – it strikes with frightening speed and, for every hour of delay, a patient’s chance of dying increases 8 per cent.

Sepsis is a leading cause of avoidable death killing 44,000 people each year

The early symptoms of sepsis can be easily confused with more mild conditions, meaning it can be difficult to diagnose. 

A high temperature (fever), chills and shivering, a fast heartbeat and rapid breathing are also indicators. 

A patient can rapidly deteriorate if sepsis is missed early on, so quick diagnosis and treatment is vital – yet this rarely happens. 

In the early stages, sepsis can be mistaken for a chest infection, flu or upset stomach. 

It is most common and dangerous in older adults, pregnant women, children younger than one, people with chronic conditions or those who have weakened immune systems.  

The six signs of something potentially deadly can be identified by the acronym ‘SEPSIS’:

  • Slurred speech or confusion
  • Extreme shivering or muscle pain
  • Passing no urine in a day
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Skin that’s mottled or discoloured  

Anyone who develops any of these symptoms should seek medical help urgently — and ask doctors: ‘Could this be sepsis?’ 

Addressing Derek’s terrifying health scare back in August, Kate revealed he had developed a kidney infection that developed dangerous complications. 

The former lobbyist contracted sepsis and is now at risk of losing one of his kidneys, although he has been moved out of intensive care and is now in the hospital’s high-dependency unit. 

She said: ‘I got a phone call from the person who was looking after him saying, “Right, we’re really worried”. I whizzed home and it just sort of went boom from there. 

‘We called an ambulance, went to A and E, where they said he had very severe sepsis, life-threatening sepsis. So it was really dramatic.’

Terrifying: Kate revealed in August that Derek, 54, was in intensive care after he developed a kidney infection that caused dangerous complications leading to sepsis (pictured in 2020) 

After praising the efforts of medical staff, Kate explained they needed to quickly find the source of infection and get Derek onto the right antibiotics.

She continued: ‘His blood pressure was so low. A really junior doctor said, “What did you think it might be?” He knew it wasn’t Covid-19 because we tested before we left the hospital on the Thursday.

‘I said, “Well I did wonder if it was a urine infection, but weirdly we couldn’t get anything for a sample.” And they just went, “Kidneys”‘.

‘Unfortunately, his kidneys were really badly infected, blocked. The challenge now is to save them. So that’s where we’ve been for the last three weeks.’

Tough: Tough: Derek is one of the UK’s longest-suffering patients of Covid after being admitted to hospital with the virus in March 2020, only returning home in April 2021, where he receives round-the-clock care (pictured together in 2019) 

A timeline of Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle

MARCH  2020

Kate revealed she and Prince Charles had got ‘relatively close’ at the Prince’s Trust Awards on March 11 – Charles was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-March.  

She said: ‘Around the 29/30 March, I came home came in and said [to Derek] ‘god you look ill.’

‘He said he had a headache, numbness in his right hand, and was struggling to breathe,

‘I rang Dr Hilary (Jones) and tried to get through, he talked to Derek. He said put me back on, I think you need to call an ambulance’

Derek, 52, was taken into hospital on March 30 and remained in an unresponsive condition. 

APRIL  

Kate and her children isolated at home after she displayed ‘mild symptoms’.

Kate said: ‘Derek remains in intensive care and is still very ill. I’m afraid it remains an excruciatingly worrying time.

‘I’m afraid he is still in a deeply critical condition, but he is still here, which means there is hope.’ 

MAY 

Kate said: ‘The journey for me and my family seems to be far from over as every day my heart sinks as I learn new and devastating ways this virus has more battles for Derek to fight. 

‘But he is still HERE & so there is still hope.’

That month, Kate and her family took part in the final clap for carers

She said: ‘I’ll never give up on that because Derek’s the love of my life but at the same time I have absolute uncertainty’

JUNE 

On June 5, Kate revealed Derek is now free from coronavirus but continues to fight against the damage inflicted on his body

JULY 

On July 5, Kate revealed Derek has woken from his coma but he remains in a serious yet critical condition.

On July 8, she announced she would be returning to GMB, after being urged by doctors to ‘get on with life’ during Derek’s recovery.   

She added that Derek had ‘opened his eyes’ after waking from his coma, but has been told his recovery could take years.  

On July 13, Kate returned to GMB for the first time since Derek was hospitalised.    

On July 28, Kate revealed she’d paid an ‘extra emotional’ first visit to Derek, and admitted she’s ‘frustrated’ by his slow progress.

AUGUST

On August 14, Kate reassured GMB viewers that Derek was ‘still with us,’ but it was ‘a waiting game.’ 

On August 19, Kate revealed she celebrated Derek’s birthday with their two children, and described the day as ‘challenging’ for her family. 

 SEPTEMBER  

At the end of September, Derek reportedly becomes the longest surviving patient with coronavirus after spending 184 days in and out of intensive care.

Kate reveals Derek has lost eight stone during his battle.

The presenter announces she is returning to her Smooth Radio show so Derek can hear her voice. 

OCTOBER

On October 30 Kate reveals that Derek has spoken for the first time in seven months, saying the word ‘pain’ to his wife, who watched on ‘in tears’ over FaceTime. 

Kate says a day later that her husband no longer needs a ventilator to breathe. 

NOVEMBER 

Kate reveals her family car has been stolen in latest ‘body blow’ to her family life, as kind-hearted fans offer their cars to help.

She says she feels ‘physically sick’ at the prospect of facing her first Christmas without Derek.

DECEMBER 

The GMB star tells viewers it is her dream to visit Derek on Christmas Day.

She also reveals she missed two weeks on GMB after her children were exposed to the virus, but thankfully she and the kids tested negative.

On December 17, Kate has an emotional conversation live on GMB with two nurses who treated Derek when he was first admitted to Whittington Hospital in North London. 

On New Year’s Eve she reflects on a ‘calamitous’ Christmas without Derek, as her house was flooded and she struggled to get a food delivery slot until her pal Emma Willis stepped in to help.

JANUARY 2021

Kate reveals she and her children got to visit Derek in hospital over the Christmas period, and it was the first time her family had seen him since he was hospitalised.

She also says she’s banned from seeing him due to new restrictions introduced during the government’s third lockdown. 

FEBRUARY 

Kate reveals she is unsure how much Derek will ‘ever be able to recover’ following warning from doctors that he may never wake from his coma 

MARCH

Kate revealed that was in the process of adapting her home to suit Derek’s needs when he is finally released from hospital, in the ITV documentary Finding Derek.

The programmed was praised by viewers for offering a heartbreaking look at the long-term effects of coronavirus.

Kate also revealed that Derek has ‘no muscle left’ since battling Covid

APRIL

Kate revealed that Derek was finally allowed to leave hospital, but would require round-the-clock care once he was returned home.

MAY

Kate revealed that despite now being home with his family, his communication abilities were ‘minimal’ and he ‘couldn’t really move’

DECEMBER

During an appearance on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Kate revealed that Derek had said ‘I love you’ for the first time.

After celebrating Christmas, Derek was also pictured in a wheelchair during a trip to the pantomime with his family

JANUARY 2022

Kate revealed that Derek was ‘very fatigued’ and ‘very weak’ following the family outing, adding: ‘I don’t know what this year is going to bring.’

FEBRUARY

Kate offered a glimpse into the daily struggles of looking after her husband amid his battle with long Covid in the documentary Caring For Derek

She also revealed that Derek would die within three days if he was left alone to care for himself.

JULY

On July 6, Kate revealed that Derek had been re-admitted to hospital after suffering a ‘downturn,’ and in a later interview said she takes things ‘day by day.’

On July 20, it was reported that Kate had pulled out of hosting Good Morning Britain to be at Derek’s bedside after he took a ‘very serious’ turn for the worse. 

It comes after Kate revealed she often feels ‘frustrated, depressed and emotional’ as she opened up about being a carer earlier this week. 

The broadcaster made the revelation on World Mental Health Day on Monday, as she paid her respects to other carers.

Taking to Instagram she said ‘In the documentary [Caring For Derek] you saw me frustrated, depressed, emotional, and I’ve been all of those and more in recent weeks and months and more’.

‘Because that’s the thing with caring, you want it to carry on because you want the person to be surviving and still with you, so that you CAN care for them, but there isn’t an end point and it doesn’t get any easier.’

Kate shared a video to the social media site as she spoke to the camera from her back garden. 

She captioned the post: ‘Hello everyone – thank you for voting for our documentary ‘Caring for Derek’ – am so chuffed it’s been nominated for an #NTAAWARD this Thursday’. 

‘We made the film to highlight the challenges and rewards of being a carer, but since then things haven’t got any easier either for Derek and I, nor for the millions of other carers right across the UK’. 

Hard work: Kate revealed on Monday that she often feels ‘frustrated, depressed and emotional’ as she opened up about caring for her husband Derek

‘@carersfirst have done some research & the economic crisis has left many feeling suicidal , hundreds of thousands with mental health issues & more than 93 percent say they can’t sleep because they are so terrified about the future’. 

‘On #worldmentalhealthday I have been thinking about what so many are going through. If you haven’t seen #caringforderek it is still on the @itv hub.

‘And if you feel moved to vote, then the link is in my bio – carers and anyone with a long term illness would feel so grateful not to be forgotten’.

THE 2022 NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS NOMINEES

NEW DRAMA 

Heartstopper

This Is Going To Hurt

Time

Trigger Point 

 

TALENT SHOW 

Britain’s Got Talent

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Strictly Come Dancing

The Masked Singer 

 

AUTHORED DOCUMENTARY 

Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me 

Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek

Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next

Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism

Tom Parker: Inside My Head 

 

RETURNING DRAMA 

Bridgerton

Call the Midwife

Peaky Blinders

The Split 

 

TV PRESENTER

Alison Hammond

Ant & Dec

Bradley Walsh

Graham Norton 

 

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Clarkson’s Farm

Gogglebox

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

The Great British Bake Off 

 

DRAMA PERFORMANCE 

Cillian Murphy, Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders

Jonathan Bailey, Anthony Bridgerton, Bridgerton

Nicola Walker, Hannah, The Split

Vicky McClure, Lana Washington, Trigger Point 

 

THE BRUCE FOSRYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD 

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

Taskmaster

The Graham Norton Show

SERIAL DRAMA

Coronation Street

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Neighbours 

 

EXPERT

 Jay Blades

Kaleb Cooper

Martin Lewis

Sir David Attenborough

 

SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE 

Mark Charnock, Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale

Paige Sandhu, Meena Jutla, Emmerdale

Rose Ayling-Ellis, Frankie Lewis, EastEnders

 

QUIZ GAME SHOW 

Beat the Chasers

In for a Penny

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

The 1% Club

 

RISING STAR 

Charithra Chandran, Edwina Sharma, Bridgerton

Joe Locke, Charlie Spring, Heartstopper

Kit Connor, Nick Nelson, Heartstopper

Paddy Bever, Max Turner, Coronation Street 

 

DAYTIME 

Loose Women

The Chase

The Repair Shop

This Morning

 

COMEDY

After Life

Derry Girls

Not Going Out

Sex Education

 

TALENT SHOW JUDGE

Anton Du Beke

David Walliams

Mo Gilligan

RuPaul

 

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