Eamonn Holmes hits out at 'worrying' Madeleine McCann Netflix documentary

This Morning host Eamonn Holmes has hit out at the new Madeleine McCann Netflix documentary, fearing it is more “entertainment” than “factual”.

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann features eight episodes looking into the case, after the youngster went missing in Portugal in 2007 aged three.

Gerry and Kate McCann declined to take part in the film when approached by filmmakers, with their spokesperson Clarence Mitchell revealing why they didn’t want to feature.

He confirmed Maddie’s parents didn’t see how the documentary would help the search to find their daughter, and actually thought it might hinder the still active police investigation.

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But Eamonn himself shared his own concerns over the eight-part series, not convinced it will reveal anything new about what happened to Madeleine.

Speaking on the show just hours after the series went live on the streaming site, he confessed he was worried about what reactions the documentary might fuel.

He said: “Here’s my worry, okay. I am that Netflix customer, I am the man who watches these documentaries.

Madeleine McCann disappeared when she was on a family holiday in Portugal in 2007

“I am the man who watched Neverland, the Michael Jackson thing, last night I was watching the truth about The Desert Fox and how ‘we’re actually gonna give you the answers to all of this’…

“None of them gave you any answers on anything, and my worry is, because I am that customer, my worry is what I’m seeing here is not a documentary, not something factual, but a piece of entertainment.”

Clarence confirmed this was also a concern for himself, as well as Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry.

Clarence Mitchell revealed why Kate and Gerry McCann didn’t feature in the documentary

Eamonn added: “What is there to tell? What aspects, you’ve lived this… what would there be to tell over eight one hour [episodes].”

Clarence replied: “Other than regurgitating everything that has already been reported and exhaustively gone over, including a lot of the incorrect and frankly defamatory allegations that have been made at various points over the last 12 years, one has to wonder.

“We were assured it would be factual, it would be balanced and fair, and I very much hope that will be the case.”

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