Kate Garraway says National Television Awards nomination for Derek Draper documentary is ‘bittersweet’
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 13
The TV presenter is up for the award for the second year running (Picture: Getty/ITV)

has described her nomination at the National Television Awards 2022 as ‘bittersweet.’

The Good Morning Britain presenter has been recognised for her documentary about her family life as her husband battles the long-term effects of Covid-19.

This is the second year in a row that Kate has been nominated in the authored documentary category, having picked up the award last year.

Last year she won for the first programme about her family’s life after her husband, former political adviser , spent a year in hospital being treated for coronavirus.

Reflecting on how she felt to be nominated once again, she told the PA news agency on the red carpet: ‘It’s bittersweet, because you wouldn’t really want to be in a position to be making that documentary because it wouldn’t be a situation that you would choose.

‘However, there were many nights when we feared Derek will be taken from us completely. So the fact that he fights on so incredibly, and we have the chance to care for him, is a fantastic thing.’

Kate Garraway was joined by her daughter on the red carpet for the 27th National Television Awards (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock for NTA)

The star added that it’s a ‘fantastic thing’ to have the opportunity to celebrate the ‘amazing work’ carried out by professional carers and millions of unpaid carers across the country who are looking after loved ones.

Kate also noted that her husband has helped her through difficult times, and she finds him ‘inspiring,’ with the support of the nation also lifting her.

The Life Stories host will go head to head with four other powerful documentaries at this year’s NTAs.

Derek Draper contracted Covid-19 in 2020 (Picture: James Gourley/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Along with Caring for Derek, late The Wanted star Tom Parker has been recognised for his Inside My Head documentary.

Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me, Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism, and Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next, are also nominated.

Other big nominees tonight include series such as Heartstopper, This is Going to Hurt, and Triggerpoint.

For daytime TV, This Morning, Loose Women, The Chase, and The Repair Shop will all battle it out for the award, with Alison Hammond, Ant and Dec, Bradley Walsh, and Graham Norton hoping to scoop the presenter gong.

Elsewhere, Britain’s Got Talent, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Strictly Come Dancing, and The Masked Singer will fight it out for the entertainment show trophy, while names including Cillian Murphy and Nicola Walker are also nominated for their drama performances.

The NTAs air tonight on ITV.

National Television Awards nominations 2022

NEW DRAMA
Heartstopper
This Is Going To Hurt
Time
Trigger Point

TALENT SHOW
Britain’s Got Talent
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Strictly Come Dancing
The Masked Singer


AUTHORED DOCUMENTARY

Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me
Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek
Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next
Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism
Tom Parker: Inside My Head

RETURNING DRAMA
Bridgerton
Call the Midwife
Peaky Blinders
The Split

TV PRESENTER
Alison Hammond
Ant & Dec
Bradley Walsh
Graham Norton

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT
Clarkson’s Farm
Gogglebox
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Great British Bake Off

DRAMA PERFORMANCE
Cillian Murphy, Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders
Jonathan Bailey, Anthony Bridgerton, Bridgerton
Nicola Walker, Hannah, The Split
Vicky McClure, Lana Washington, Trigger Point

THE BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Taskmaster
The Graham Norton Show

SERIAL DRAMA
Coronation Street
EastEnders
Emmerdale
Neighbours

EXPERT
Jay Blades
Kaleb Cooper
Martin Lewis
Sir David Attenborough

SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE
Gillian Wright, Jean Slater, EastEnders
Mark Charnock, Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale
Paige Sandhu, Meena Jutla, Emmerdale
Rose Ayling-Ellis, Frankie Lewis, EastEnders

QUIZ GAME SHOW
Beat the Chasers
In for a Penny
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
The 1% Club

RISING STAR
Charithra Chandran, Edwina Sharma, Bridgerton
Joe Locke, Charlie Spring, Heartstopper
Kit Connor, Nick Nelson, Heartstopper
Paddy Bever, Max Turner, Coronation Street

DAYTIME
Loose Women
The Chase
The Repair Shop
This Morning

COMEDY
After Life
Derry Girls
Not Going Out
Sex Education

TALENT SHOW JUDGE
Anton Du Beke
David Walliams
Mo Gilligan
RuPaul