Kate Garraway says Derek Draper ‘should be here’ at NTAs in emotional speech

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Kate Garraway was taken aback when she won the National Television Award for her documentary Finding Derek.

The 54 year old star hugged presenter Davina McCall as she went on stage before taking a moment to control her emotions before delivering a speech..

"I'll speak when I collect myself," she said. "Thank you so much for voting. I wonder if the reason why you did is because our story is your story.

“I think we have all been touched by the pandemic, whether it is livelihoods, mental health – all the other extraordinary documentaries that have been highlighted and nominated tonight, they have also been affected by the pandemic and I just want to say to all the Darceys and Billys and Dereks and Derek’s family – whatever you are going through and however you are affected, you are not forgotten.

“We want the joy back. We want it to be over. But if you are still living with the stars the fight goes on."

She continued: "But of course most of all, Derek, you should be here and (he) should have had the chance to tell his own story. Derek, you are going to get the chance. Believe. The hope is real.”

Directly addressing her husband, Kate added: "Derek, you should be here [at the NTAs]."

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