Kate Garraway excited to get home and give Derek big hug on their anniversary after NTA win

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Kate Garraway revealed it’s hers and husband Derek Draper’s 16th wedding anniversary in a heartfelt dedication to her husband on Good Morning Britain today, Friday, September 10.

The 54 year old presenter was chatting to chat show host Lorraine Kelly about what was coming up on her programme when she dropped in how she planned to celebrate her landmark win at the National Television Awards, with were sponsored by OK!, with Derek when she gets home.

Mum-of-two Kate picked up the gong for Finding Derek in the best Authored Documentary category at London’s O2 Arena, and she was overwhelmed with the enormity of the support she received when accepting it on-stage.

But the journalist hadn’t even had chance to see her husband yet.

“Lorraine, you’ll know this but I haven’t mentioned it this morning, it’s our wedding anniversary for Derek and I today,” Kate said with a smile.

“I haven’t been able to see him yet, but I’m going to go home and give him a massive hug.”

The GMB host then went on to say that she didn’t need any gifts or trinkets or grand displays of affection, as after the harrowing events of the last 18 months, she’s lucky to still have her husband at all.

“Actually his present to me is the fact that he’s here isn’t it,” she shared. “And we’ve got to celebrate any way we can.


“Thank you though,” the star added to her friend and colleague at ITV.

“I know, no it’s fantastic,” Lorraine encouraged with a grin. “Obviously we’re paying homage and we’ve got lots more from the National TV Awards.”

It comes as the presenter has opened up on whether she will do a part two of Finding Derek, and what the new documentary would explore if she gets the opportunity.

Kate revealed that her life has changed since her husband contracted COVID-19 last March, and her new role at home is to be his "24 hour carer".

The Smooth Radio host also mentioned the struggles the care system has suffered during the pandemic.

"The challenges that are there – I think we all know social care has been in the headlines.

“And for lots of reasons, lots of people need support for getting health and social care that they need so there’s definitely more stories to tell.

"Let's hope that Derek's voice will be in the stories. We know he’s in there, we just have to get him out," Kate added.

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