Kate Garraway tells of emotional call to husband Derek following NTA win

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

Kate Garraway has spoken about her emotional video call with husband Derek following her win at the National Television Awards.

The Good Morning Britain presenter picked up the award in the Authored Documentary category with the ITV film, Finding Derek.

The documentary followed Kate and her children and showed how they coped while Derek spent a year in hospital after falling ill with Covid-19.

On Friday, Kate shared a shot of herself video calling her husband to tell him about her incredible win with her followers.

Writing on Instagram, she said: “Wow. Thank you so so much. Have been in such an emotional daze all night I failed to get a single photo of me or the brilliant @flickerproductions team who made #findingderek @theofficalntas !!

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“But maybe this is the photo you most wanted to see anyway - Me FaceTiming derek (via Darcey's phone!) to tell him we had won!

“From him and from the bottom of our family's hearts THANKYOU. For all who are struggling on and holding on to hope - this is for you.”

The presenter returned to television screens on Friday as she hosted Good Morning Britain.

She updated viewers on Derek's condition, saying: “He's free of the virus and has been for a long time, but the damage that it has inflicted to his organs, to his body, from the top of his head to the tip of his toe, means that even though, thank goodness, he's still with us and now at home, the recovery is very, very slow.”

She added: “It has been very, very tough and of course it was bittersweet last night because he wasn't well enough to come.”

Kate and her husband will celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were introduced by their mutual friend Gloria De Piero and dated for a year before marrying on the 10th September 2005.

The couple are parents to two children, Darcey 15, and Billy, 11.

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