Kate Garraway Defends New Documentary About Late Husband Derek Draper

Kate Garraway is addressing criticism surrounding her upcoming documentary about her late husband, Derek Draper.

The documentary, titled “Derek’s Story,” details Draper’s long battle with COVID-19 and the final year of his life.

Documentary Filmed with Derek Draper’s Blessing

Garraway explains that the idea for the documentary came from Draper himself at the beginning of 2023.

He wanted to share his story and raise awareness about the challenges faced by those living with serious illness.

Facing Backlash After Husband’s Death

Despite her husband’s wishes, Garraway has received negative comments about the documentary’s timing.

Some viewers feel it is insensitive to air the program so soon after Draper’s passing in January 2024.

Garraway Vows to Honor Derek’s Wishes

Garraway acknowledges the pain of reliving this difficult time, but feels compelled to continue the project in honor of her husband’s wishes and to help others facing similar challenges.

Documentary to Offer Insight and Hope

“Derek’s Story” will not only chronicle Draper’s struggles with COVID, but also explore his life before the illness, his political career, and his relationship with Garraway.

The documentary is intended to offer insight, hope, and raise awareness about the caregiving experience.

Look for the Documentary Later This Month

The exact air date for “Derek’s Story” has not yet been announced, but ITV has confirmed it will be broadcast sometime this month.

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