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Clarence Mitchell: In the immediate aftermath of Madeleine's disappearance, a celebrity-based show was not the image they wished to put forward

Celebrities Kate and Gerry in the immediate aftermath


The parents of Madeleine McCann will appear on the Oprah Winfrey show next month to mark the second anniversary of their daughter's disappearance.

Oprah asked Kate and Gerry McCann, both 40, to appear on the show immediately after Madeleine's disappearance, but they declined.

"It was felt, in the immediate aftermath of Madeleine's disappearance, that a celebrity-based show was not the image they wished to put forward," said their spokesman Clarence Mitchell.

"But life has moved on and it is now felt it will benefit the search."

The one-hour special will include footage filmed of Mr and Mrs McCann at their home in Rothley, Leicestershire, and at the Washington-based National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

The centre has produced computer imagery of how Madeleine would have aged over the last two years.

She was three when she disappeared from her parents' villa in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3rd 2007.

"Kate and Gerry see the show as a very important opportunity to reach a global audience and it's a significant step in the hunt for Madeleine," Mr Mitchell continued.

"It's seen by millions in the US and worldwide and they hope these pictures will lead to the crucial sighting that will bring their daughter home."
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Source: inthenews.co.uk
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