IF ANYONE knows the true impact of the Covid-19 crisis, it’s Kate Garraway.
The Good Morning Britain star has had to witness husband Derek Draper battle the illness since March, making him the country’s longest-fighting coronavirus patient.
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And now Kate is going to use her unique position to front an emotional new documentary for ITV, called Still Fighting.
I’m told the programme will see Kate investigate the effects of the virus on the UK, looking at other families who have also been touched by the pandemic.
A source said: “Kate is keen to spread the message about how serious Covid-19 can be and was happy to talk about it if it meant people would take it seriously, as well as updating the thousands of fans who ask daily about Derek’s progress.
“Kate and her family have had their lives turned upside down by the virus and want to show the effect it’s had on them, but also on others going through the same thing.”
The documentary is being made by Flicker Productions, who were behind Kathy Burke’s recent documentary All Woman.
The Sun told earlier this month how former lobbyist Derek is now the country’s longest-fighting Covid-19 patient after surpassing six months in hospital.
He was taken to hospital on March 28 and former I’m A Celebrity contestant Kate has been unable to visit Derek on a regular basis due to stringent restrictions.
Instead the TV host and their two children Darcey and William have been forced largely to rely on nurses FaceTiming from his bedside.
I can’t even begin to imagine what Kate and her family are going through.
Emily’s Chucky horror
EMILY Atack manages to make the Bride Of Chucky look like Sandy from Grease in tonight’s Celebrity Juice Halloween special.
Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood is more scary as Ursula from The Little Mermaid on the ITV2 gameshow.
But host Keith Lemon is just confusing as he apes Jack Nicholson playing Jack Torrance in The Shining.
I thought he was trying to be Lewis Capaldi.
LOVE Island star Montana Brown has revealed that she had a miscarriage last year after falling pregnant while on contraception.
Speaking on her YouTube channel, she said: “I was like, ‘No, surely not!’ It really was awful. I was actually on the pill when it happened and I was so confused.”
Lineker is out to score with E4
WHEN it comes to dating, most blokes of a certain age reach a level of sheer desperation before their pals step in to stop it becoming embarrassing.
But it seems it’s too late for Wayne Lineker, brother of Match Of The Day star Gary. The club owner has decided that E4 series Celebs Go Dating is his fastest route to finding love.
An insider said: “Wayne thinks it’ll be good for him to meet women outside his usual Ibiza nightclub circles.
“He used to being centre of attention so this show will be perfect for him. Filming started this week and he’s already caused lots of laughs.”
Wayne, who owns Ocean Beach club and Lineker’s Bar on the White Isle, came under fire last month for posting a list of requirements for future girlfriends on Instagram, such as being able to cook, having a toned body and looking like a “worldie”.
CGD isn’t my cuppa but I’ll be tuning into this series for the laughs.
COLIN Jackson reckons Myleene Klass will be the “dark horse” in next year’s Dancing On Ice.
The former Olympian said: “I watched her on the ice and then I saw her two hours later – a different person.” Other celebs competing include Jason Donovan and Wag Rebekah Vardy.
Ready for more Rylan
FANS of Ready, Steady, Cook are getting a second helping of the rebooted show with Rylan Clark-Neal returning as presenter.
Beeb bosses revealed they will air another 30 episodes on BBC1 next year.
The series was a hit when it returned in March after a decade off our screens.
The original version began in 1994, hosted by Fern Britton before Ainsley Harriott took over in 2000.
On the show, contestants must make delicious dishes from random ingredients in a race against the clock, guided by a professional chef. Viewers clearly think it’s a feast of fun.
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