Katie Price slams Kate and Gerry McCann: ‘You don’t leave your children alone’

Loose Women’s Katie Price has slammed the McCann’s over Madeleine’s disappearance

Katie price and the McCanns

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Sharon Osbourne was slammed at the weekend for suggesting that Kate and Gerry McCann were to blame for the disappearance of their daughter.

And, on today's Loose Women, Katie said that she was on "Sharon’s side" and that "you do not leave your children alone".

As many will already know, Madeleine McCann was three-years-old when she disappeared from her bed in a holiday apartment in Portugal in May 2007.

Maddy’s parents had left the little girl and her two-year-old twin siblings sleeping in their holiday home as they dined with friends at a restaurant 50 metres away.

They checked on the children throughout the evening, at roughly half-hour intervals, until Madeleine's mother discovered she was missing at 22:00.

Since then, they have campaigned tirelessly for information as to their daughter’s whereabouts.

However they have come under criticism from members of the public, who assert that Kate and Gerry should never have left their children alone.

Speaking on her US chat show The Talk, Sharon also implied that she believes the McCanns were “insane” for leaving Madeleine alone and without supervision.

“I will tell you a very quick story,” she said.

“There was a husband and wife on holiday in Portugal. They left their baby in the room sleeping, sleeping while they went to dinner in the restaurant.

“While they were in the resort their baby was taken.

“And it is like, ‘Oh but we can see everything that is going on’ and it is, like, insane.”

And now, speaking on ITV’s Loose Women, Katie Price has backed Sharon’s comments.

When Andrea asked her fellow panellists whether or not they agreed with Sharon Osbourne, Katie fired back: “Well for number one, I am on Sharon’s side.

“Doesn’t matter who you are, you do not leave your children.”

She then added: “In what right mind would you leave your kids alone?

“Doctors or not doctors, you do not leave your kids in a room.”

Her comments sparked a storm on Twitter, with many viewers praising the mum-of-five for backing Sharon.

Despite Katie’s words of support, a family friend of the McCanns has slammed Sharon for her “ignorant” comments.

They told The Mirror: “It’s very ­disappointing when someone with such a high profile makes this sort of ­ignorant, ill-informed comment.

“She should think about the effect it could have on Madeleine’s brother and sister, as well as the wider family.

“Kate and Gerry have never forgiven themselves and this should not have been aired in a random way, as it ­apparently was.”

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