Kate Garraway 'emotional' and torn about going to NTAs as it 'feels a bit wrong'

By Lewis Knight

Kate Garraway has said she feels “really emotional” about attending the NTAs as it “feels a bit wrong”.

The Good Morning Britain star’s film Finding Derek is nominated for the Authored Documentary award at the National Television Awards.

It chronicles Kate and her family’s struggle as her husband Derek Draper battled with Covid-19 from March 2020 and continues to cope with the consequences.

The film is shortlisted alongside Katie Price : Harvey and Me, Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children, Rob Burrow: My Year With MND and Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency.

On Good Morning Britain on Thursday, presenters Susanna Reid and Martin Lewis made no secret of their desire for Kate to win an NTA.

Kate Garraway discussed attending the National Television Awards on Good Morning Britain (ITV)

Susanna said: “it would be an enormous credit to you if it won that award.

"It’s an outstanding piece of work anyway but it would be also, I think, an enormous credit to Derek.”

Kate’s colleague Martin Lewis also revealed that they hadn’t met up since he watched Finding Derek and he felt it was “compelling viewing”.

Recalling her previous visit to the NTAs prior to the pandemic and going on stage with I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! for its win, Kate said she had wished Derek had been there but he was babysitting at the time.

Martin Lewis and Susanna Reid highlighted how viewers could vote for Kate (ITV)

Kate explained: “I’ve been feeling really emotional to be honest and wondering whether to go at all, about going.

“It just feels a bit wrong to go, it feels wrong to ask people to vote because it’s such a difficult subject.”

Kate then described an encounter with a fan as she was putting her recycling outside of her house.

The fan had wished Kate good luck for the ceremony, with Kate revealing: “She said, ‘My sister got Covid in May 2020, it damaged her heart’ - makes me feel tearful now - ‘and two weeks ago, she died from that heart damage’."

Kate also described why she now wants to win the award and to help those impacted by Covid (ITV)

Kate went on: “And I just thought, okay, I am going to ask people to vote, because there are millions of people that are still - as we try to get on with our lives and get some joy back - still suffering from Covid, suffering from their livelihoods, there are people waiting for treatment for other things because of the strain that the pandemic has put on the NHS, and they, as we try and get on with our lives and feel a bit of joy again, are starting to feel forgotten.”

Kate revealed that the passerby had said her late sister had gotten a “boost” from watching Finding Derek, with Kate revealing that she now wants the film to win as she does not want those who have been impacted by the pandemic to be forgotten.

Good luck, Kate!

*Good Morning Britain airs from 6am to 9am on ITV with previous episodes available on ITV Hub.

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