Piers Morgan and Martin Lewis lead tributes to Kate Garraway’s Finding Derek documentary

The ITV programme focused on Derek Draper’s long fight with coronavirus as his wife Kate Garraway supported him.

Piers Morgan joined Martin Lewis, Ben Shephard, Myleene Klass and more as they were moved by the tragic story of Kate Garraway’s Finding Derek Documentary.

The ITV programme focused on Derek Draper’s long fight with coronavirus as his wife Kate Garraway supported him.

Derek, 53, was placed into a medically induced coma and remains in hospital after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms in March last year.

His ongoing battle with the illness has seen him described as the ‘sickest person’ medical experts at his hospital have seen since the pandemic began.

In the documentary Kate was seen to say soothing words including: “I promised you that I would save you and I’m gonna save you. I will find a way, but you just have to hang in there.”

As the nation watched in tears as they heard about his awful plight, celebrities including Piers Morgan and Martin Lewis couldn’t help but comment,

Piers who presented Good Morning Britain with Kate tweeted: “This is heart-breaking.”

He was joined by Martin Lewis who wrote: “It’s very difficult watching Finding Derek but nothing compared to living it.

“Kate ‘s positivity and preserverence is so powerful. I just keep trying to grab glimpses of the quick, witty, warm Derek I remember. To see his anxiety and confusion is horrible. I pray he’ s found. “

Ben Shephard also said: “So proud of my friend Kate Garraway she continues to surprise, delight, occasionally infuriate but always inspire me. Thinking of Kate, her family and anyone who is battling Covid or has lost someone close to them to the virus. #FindingDerek”

Myleene Klass was also emotional after watching the show.

She wrote: “Utterly heartbreaking Kate Garraway you are so full of bravery and courage. Derek has the most incredible woman standing by him x”

Alison Hammond echoed: ‘This is heartbreaking but also so inspiring #FindingDerek How amazing is Kate Garraway.” Anneka Rice added: ‘Oh Kate Garraway. I’m praying for a happy ending by 10 pm but just know that’s not going to happen. You’re all so brave and beautiful.”

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