The Good Morning Britain host, 53, said earlier this month there have been “big ups and downs” since Derek was rushed to intensive care in March with Covid-19, with fears initially he might not recover.
He has now tested negative but remains in hospital because of the impact the virus had on his body. It’s thought he is the UK’s longest-fighting Covid-19 patient.
And Kate is using her own unique viewpoint to front an ITV documentary where she will speak to a wide variety of people to investigate the impact the virus has had on different aspects of life across the country.
The programme is also expected to show Kate speaking about Derek and his ongoing recovery.
A source close to Kate said: “Kate has been seen on GMB regularly talking about Derek and his ongoing battle against coronavirus and now she has decided to use her viewpoint to make a documentary too where she speak to lots of others who have been affected and the stories behind the headlines and the people involved.
“As well as looking at what she had gone through the programme will also speak to survivors of the disease, people on the frontline and economic experts who will give insight about the impact of coronavirus.
“The idea is to look at the virus and its impact in a number of different ways to show how it has affected so many people around the country.
“Based on watching Kate discuss Derek’s illness on screen, it is likely to make emotional viewing when it airs early next year.”
Kate – who has kids Darcy, 14, and Billy, 11, with Derek – returned to GMB in July after three months off when Derek was first taken into hospital.
Explaining her decision to get back on screen at the time she said: “It’s life, it’s livelihood, it’s fear and anxiety, I have got to get on and do the things I’m good at.
“The doctors have said I’ve got to get on, they’ve been worried about me.”