Kate Garraway has issued a last-minute plea to the public to vote for her documentary Finding Derek at the National Television Awards.

Kate’s husband, Derek Draper fell ill in March 2020 after contracting coronavirus and required a long recovery in intensive care, during which he was placed in a coma.

After more than a year in hospital, the 53-year-old was considered well enough to return to his North London home in April.

The ITV presenter made a documentary following her husband’s battle with Covid which has been shortlisted for an award.

Kate Garraway makes plea to Good Morning Britain viewers

Ahead of the awards this week, Kate took to Instagram asking fans to vote.

She said: “I am so honoured that Finding Derek is among some incredible and extraordinary documentaries nominated for a National Television Award this Thursday.

"It has been wonderful to be given the chance to give a voice to Derek and all those who can’t share the devastation Covid has inflicted on them.

“If you still wish to cast your vote then please find the voting link in my bio.”

Speaking on Thursday morning’s instalment of Good Morning Britain she added: “I was just thinking, wouldn’t it be wonderful if Derek was well enough to come. Wouldn’t it be wonderful.

“I was trying to work out the dates and see the logistics of how that might work.”

Kate Garraway’s update on husband’s Covid battle

Discussing fatigue linked to Covid, Kate recently explained the symptoms to ITV viewers.

She said: “Now fatigue, I used to think was just being exhausted by getting up in the morning but the fatigue that Derek has, I know he’s an extreme case because he’s got multiple organ challenges but even some with more milder cases.

“Derek is sleeping 20 out of 24 hours a day, he has 10 minute windows and it’s not just feeling a bit tired, he goes white, pale, and everything sort of shuts down.”