KATE Garraway's husband broke down in tears as he woke from his coma in a teaser for her documentary Finding Derek.
The Good Morning Britain host, 53, has documented her husband's battle with the virus, which has continued since March 2020.
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In a teaser clip aired on the ITV show, Derek is in floods of tears as Kate video calls her husband.
Kate says: "He's back. We've been waiting a long time to speak to you. I'm so proud of you. I'm so proud of you."
Kate's documentary – which airs tonight – will track Derek's fight for his life and how they plan to live their life afterwards.
She also revealed she will quit Good Morning Britain to care for her husband.
In the doc, they talk about their North London home being made wheelchair-friendly for him, with a downstairs bedroom.
Kate said: "If I have to give up work to care for him it’s best to do it now. If he needs 24-hour care, I’ll be the primary carer.
“I’ve a fear of the reality. We’ll have to fall in love again a bit.”
Derek, 53, is still in hospital after catching the virus a year ago, which caused liver, kidney and heart failure.
The couple married in 2005 after meeting just a year before, after being introduced by GMTV's then-political editor, Gloria De Piero.
The pair share two children, 15-year-old Darcey and 11-year-old Billy.
Hours before Kate presented Good Morning Britain live to the nation one day last November, her barely conscious husband had said he was struggling to cope.
The continual suffering amid his nightmare scenario left him thinking of death.
Kate told the Mirror: "Derek had been drifting in and out of consciousness and when he said that, it was absolutely devastating, but it showed me he was still in there. Even though it was terrible to think his spirits were so low”.
On Tuesday night, Kate's documentary Finding Derek will air on ITV. Viewers will see the broadcaster have a moving Facetime call in which Derek says: "Kate, there’s no way out. There’s no way out. I’ve got to the point where I just think f*** it. Just f*** it."
Finding Derek airs on Tuesday, March 23, on ITV at 9pm.
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