Kate Garraway to front health series on BBC after winning NTA for Derek Draper documentary

Kate Garraway to front new health series on BBC with Dr Guddi Singh (Picture: BBC/Getty)

Kate Garraway will soon be back on our screens to front a revolutionary new health programme called Doctor, Can You See Me Now? alongside Dr Guddi Singh.

The Good Morning Britain presenter has been very honest about her family’s own difficulties during the pandemic as her husband Derek Draper continues to recover after contracting Covid last year.

Kate won a National TV Award for her programme about Derek’s struggle over the last year-and-a-bit, in the authored documentary category.

Now, the TV host has taken on the opportunity to help the British public understand more about their health in exciting new ways.

The show, which will air on BBC Two for six episodes, sees the ITV favourite and Dr Singh explore the latest augmented reality know-how and medical imaging technology to allow patients to see inside their own bodies.

Kate said: ‘I am thrilled to be part of this fascinating new series that uses the most incredibly advanced technology to help us get a better understanding of how our bodies function when they require urgent medical attention.’

Kate won an NTA last week (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

She went on to note her own vested interest in health, adding: ‘I believe we have all become increasingly curious about our health and well-being since the start of the pandemic, including me personally.

‘I’m looking forward to delving deeper into the fascinating, emotional and empowering journey of all our patients and for them to see what is going on inside their own bodies.’

Dr Singh said: ‘As a medical doctor who is committed to making health care better, it’s been incredibly exciting to be part of this show and to see, first-hand, the possibilities opened up by augmented reality for clinical practice.

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‘We so often feel as though our doctors don’t get us, or that we only really understand a fraction of what we’re being told in the clinic. What if augmented reality helped bridge the gap?’ she asked.

Dr Singh sees the show as a possibility for doctors and patients to understand each other better, adding: ‘At a time when health has never mattered more, I’m thrilled and privileged to be part of public service broadcasting that explores these questions with the British public.’

Kate’s documentary, titled Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, followed the presenter’s husband after he was hospitalised with Covid last year and the impact it has had on the family as he continues to recover.

It’s also been reported Kate is also in talks with ITV to make a follow-up to the one-off special.

She said at the NTAS: ‘We are going to make another documentary – there are plans for more.

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‘Derek has a very short window of energy, but we are trying. He has been home for four months now and it was enough for him being home.

‘Now we are really hoping we can have more and more people in to see him.’

Doctor, Can You See Me Now? will air later this year on BBC Two.

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