Sunday, 29 November 2009

Further Lessons in Journalism

Who writes this shit?

Disgraced Portuguese cop Goncala Amaral is desperate to appear with Madeleine McCann’s parents on Oprah.

Gerry and Kate McCann flew out to America yesterday.

They will appear on the TV show, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, 55, to mark the second anniversary of Maddie’s disappearance. And the couple will use the high-profile slot to release images of how Madeleine, who would be nearly six years old, may look now.

Amaral, kicked off the investigation after wrongly branding Gerry, 40, and Kate, 41, suspects, has emailed the show makers asking to appear.

He has offered to pay his travel costs and has yet to receive a response from the show. The McCanns agreed to appear on Oprah because it is shown in 144 countries.

They hope it will aid the hunt for Maddie, who vanished from Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3, 2007.

Kate and Gerry, from Rothley, Leics, wrote on the official Find Madeleine website: “As the second anniversary of Madeleine’s abduction approaches, there is much still to be done.

“We continue to remain focused on our aim – to find Madeleine and bring her back home safely.

“As Madeleine’s parents we cannot and will not ever stop doing all we can to find her.”

The couple have also been working with a C4 documentary crew.