McCann wept last night as she
... Kate McCann
told TV’s Oprah
Winfrey she did not recognise photos of how missing
daughter Maddie would look now.
But Kate insisted she
WOULD know Maddie — who
will be six next month — if she saw her in the
Kate, 41, and husband Gerry, 40, appeared on the US
chat queen’s show to mark two years since Maddie
vanished on holiday in Portugal — just days before
her fourth birthday.
Computer-generated images of Maddie aged six in a
blue dress flashed on to a giant screen as the show
was recorded in front of a studio audience in
The pictures were created by experts at Virginia’s
National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.
Audience member Chris Myers, 43, said: “Kate told
Oprah she felt Madeleine was still alive.
“Oprah and Kate were very emotional. Kate broke down
on two occasions.
"Oprah had to wipe tears away from her eyes at least
three times. The atmosphere inside the studio was
Fellow audience member Amy Mundwiler, 33, added:
“Everyone watching them felt their pain.”
Oprah will also spend a day in Britain with Gerry
and Kate, from Rothley, Leics, and their twins Sean
and Amelie, four.
The show — to be screened in 144 countries — goes
out in the US on May 4, a day after the anniversary
of Maddie’s disappearance.