KATE Garraway’s daughter admitted she is “scared she might lose” her dad Derek Draper.

In the documentary Finding Derek, Kate has opened up about what Derek has been has been through in the 12 months since he was hospitalised with coronavirus.

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He is now free of coronavirus, but remains in intensive care, and some of the after-effects have included Derek's heart stopping more than once, his kidneys have failed, his liver and pancreas have been damaged, and numerous infections have left holes in his lungs.

In a heartbreaking scene, Darcey, 14, discussed what it was like seeing her dad and when asked if it was scary seeing him in hospital, she replied: “It’s not really scary in the way that he looks scary, it’s just scary in the way of thinking we might lose him.”

Her brother Billy, 11, also appears in the documentary and in an upsetting moment, says he wants his dad back to play Lego.

He said: “Dad usually does Lego with me the most but since dad is not here, I have started to do it by myself.”


Billy added: “I really want him back but we don’t know if he is going to get better or not.”

Elsewhere in the documentary, Good Morning Britain host Kate broke down in tears when Derek said his first word.

She said: “It makes me cry because that is a massive breakthrough- the fact his brain can communicate to his mouth to shape the word pain.

“So obviously, while it’s awful he’s feeling pain and it’s awful that is the word he can reach for because it makes you think that is the dominating experience he is having at the moment, which is not what you want.


“But the fact that he was able to do it, shows that there are connections that are coming back. That is the important thing.”

She added: “And Darcey said to me ‘What happens if dad comes home and doesn’t change from this and is just sat in the corner mouthing pain’.”

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