KATE Garraway is set to pay a heartfelt tribute to “breath taking” nurses at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards on Sunday night.
The Good Morning Britain presenter gave at update on her husband Derek Draper’s health as she paid the sincere tribute to NHS staff.
Kate paid tribute to nurses as she attended the star-studded awardsCredit: CHANNEL 4
The GMB host announced the winner of the Best Nurse awardCredit: CHANNEL 4
At the star-studded awards ceremony, which will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday night, Kate, 54, took the opportunity to thank nurses across the UK.
Hostess Davina McCall welcomed the telly presenter to the stage, saying: “We now turn out attention to nurses to present the award for Best Nurse.
“I am so happy to welcome one of this country’s most loved presenters who, after her husband contracted Covid, experienced first-hand the care and unbelievable work our NHS does.”
As Kate walked out onto the stage, Davina enquired over Derek, asking: “Kate, I would love to ask on behalf of all of us how is Derek doing?”
Kate happily replied: “He’s had a good day today we did some exercises together before I came out, day at a time but today’s a good day.
The GMB star went on to introduce the Best Nurse award, telling audiences she was stunned by the “utterly breathtaking” work done by nurses.
“I’m here to talk about nurses, I mean, where do you begin there is absolutely no doubt that everything nurses do every day is utterly breathtaking,” Kate gushed.
“But sometimes it’s the little moments of thoughtfulness that make absolutely all the difference, and it’s one of those that’s led to tonight’s recipient being nominated.”
The winner of the award will be revealed at 7:30pm this evening on Channel 4, as The Sun’s Who Cares Wins is broadcast on TV.
The celebrity-packed awards took place on Tuesday evening at London’s Roundhouse, with Prince William and Boris Johnson in attendance.
Celebrities including David Beckham, Rod Stewart, Gary Lineker and Steph McGovern got dressed up to attend the ceremony.
TV host Davina, 53, presented the awards, which celebrated and thanked the NHS and healthcare heroes, key workers and carers.
Best Nurse was just one of the awards given out – which also included Best Doctor, 999 Hero and Ultimate Lifesaver.
Kate and her husband Derek recently won an award at the National Television Awards for their documentary Finding Derek.
She Facetimed her husband, who is still seriously ill following his battle with coronavirus last year, immediately after the result was read.
Kate said: “He reacted and his eyes filled with tears, and I know that he knows. And it’s tribute to him that he wanted to go ahead with the documentary for everyone else.”
The broadcaster also updated viewers on Derek’s condition and said that while he still can’t communicate, he does understand what is going on.
She said: “We are very clear now that he understands everything really.
“He can’t respond as he wants to and he can’t communicate still, and that must be a desperate battle for him as it is for so many people who can’t get out their thoughts into the world.”
Kate and Derek won an NTA award earlier this monthCredit: INSTAGRAM
Kate gave out the Best Nurse award at Who Cares WinsCredit: Rex