When little Shannon Matthews disappeared from her home in Yorkshire, the
nation prayed for her safe return…
Her disappearance was soon after Madeleine McCann’s abduction, and as
you may recall, many celebrities, including David Beckham, made appeals
for Madeleine’s safe return and asked for donations towards a fund
established to help find the little girl.
While all that drama was going on, it seems Shannon’s mother Karen, and
her boyfriend Craig Meehan were planning on how they might get a share
of that sympathy vote money, and to do so, they conspired with Meehan’s
uncle, Michael Donovan to kidnap and hide Shannon at Donovan’s home.
Their primary motivation to keep the horrible ‘stunt’ going then became
the £50,000 reward money that the Sun offered for information leading to
the safe return of Shannon…
However, police suspected Matthews had a hand in her daughter’s
disappearance from the off, and in 2008, she was sentenced to eight
years imprisonment, but is now, unfortunately, free. Likewise, Michael
Donovan was also released early from his eight-year sentence last week.
As mentioned above, Matthews wants to appear on the Jeremy Kyle show to
take one of the show’s infamous lie detector tests to “prove her
innocence” in the whole affair.
One of Matthews’ cousins, Susan Howgate, told ITV1’s Daybreak, “She
wants to do this lie detector and go on Jeremy Kyle. And she’s saying
other people are involved. Well, why don’t she just do it?”
And a former friend of Matthews’, Natalie Brown, added, “As far as I’m
aware, Karen still believes she didn’t do anything wrong.
“She wants to do a lie test to prove that she didn’t do anything wrong
and that there were other people involved in this, but she won’t tell us
Now I know that the Jeremy Kyle show uses this country’s sub-class stock
of seemingly endless, and largely toothless, chavs as its staple diet,
but I hope that they wouldn’t stoop so low as to have this conniving
bottom feeder on the show.
What say you?