ITV has announced that a brand new documentary, Kate Garraway: Derek's Story, will be airing this month, after Derek Draper's death earlier this year.


Draper had been married to broadcaster and journalist Kate Garraway since 2005, and earlier this year he died at the age of 56, four years after he was diagnosed with COVID in 2020 and subsequently suffered severe health problems.

The new documentary will air on Tuesday 26th March at 9pm on ITV, and it will document the final year of Draper's life, providing an insight into his personal struggles with illness, while highlighting the challenges faced by those living with serious illness and disability, and those who care for them.

The documentary also reflects on Draper's life before COVID, including his high-profile political career, as well his relationship with Kate.

When asked why he wanted to take part in this film, Draper said that he wanted "to be heard".

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It follows previous documentaries Finding Derek and Caring for Derek, which looked at Draper's recovery from COVID, prior to his death.

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Of the new documentary, Garraway said: "Obviously, when we started making this documentary early last year, we had no idea the events that would unfold that ultimately took Derek from us. And in January 2024, I wondered if it was right that it should ever come to air.

"But I didn’t want to let those who have given us so much support over the last four years down, and the carers paid and unpaid who, in their thousands of letters to me, feel Derek’s story has given them a voice.

"Also, I remembered so vividly that the idea of making this third documentary at all came from Derek himself."

Garraway made an emotional return to Good Morning Britain in February, speaking to hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley in an interview from her home in London.

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