Celebrities pay tribute to Kate Garraway following Finding Derek documentary

Alice Howarth
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV - ITV
Photo credit: ITV - ITV

Celebrities, including many of Kate Garraway’s Good Morning Britain colleagues, have paid tribute to her following ITV’s screening of Finding Derek.

The hard-hitting documentary followed Kate’s year-long journey coming to terms with her husband’s Covid diagnose and the impact that’s had on her and her family.

Derek, 53, contracted Covid-19 in March 2020 and was put into an induced coma for three months. He remains in hospital today and his doctors have said that he is the most seriously ill person they’ve seen who is still alive since the pandemic broke.

Tweeting about the show, Kate’s former Good Morning Britain colleague Piers tweeted: “This is heart-breaking.”

He followed up with: “Love you [Kate],” before adding a quote from Nelson Mandela, which read: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Photo credit: Ricky Vigil M - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ricky Vigil M - Getty Images

GMB’s Susannah Reid discussed Kate’s bravery on Wednesday morning with fellow presented Ben Shephard.

Susanna said: "You know, it was just so interesting, how she was just a superstar."

Ben said: "Wasn't she?"

Susanna said: "I used to talk to Derek about I'm A Celebrity, and he was just bursting with pride about Kate. He is just so proud of her.

"And he would be so proud of what she was doing, what she was doing with this documentary."

"Absolutely," said Ben.

Ben, who also appeared in the documentary, shared a picture of himself with Kate on Tuesday evening, writing: “So proud of my friend @kategarraway she continues to surprise, delight, occasionally infuriate but always inspire me. Thinking of Kate, her family and anyone who is battling Covid or has lost someone close to them to the virus. #FindingDerek”.

Kate was also praised by ITV’s Lorraine Kelly, Alison Hammond and Charlotte Hawkins.

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