Why it's hard to warm to ice-cold McCanns
MY SHOCK OVER KATE'S ADMISSIONDID any of you see the McCanns on Oprah on Thursday night?
Two years on and isn't it amazing how we're still all glued to watching Gerry and Kate discuss the disappearance of their young daughter Maddie?
While I couldn't even begin to imagine their anguish, I couldn't help but be shocked at the size of their palatial home in Wales.
After all, these were a couple who left their three young children alone in a small apartment, while they went off to enjoy themselves for the evening at a bar down the road.
Surely a family of their obvious wealth could have afforded a nanny to help them out, or at the very least a babysitter for each of the evenings they went out and left the kids?
I've said it before, but what would have happened if they weren't both influential doctors? What if they were just working-class people who scraped up enough money for the holiday, couldn't afford a babysitter and just took a chance?
The McCanns have always seemed to me to be a little cold in their dealings with the world's media in their quest to find their daughter.
So I couldn't believe my ears when Oprah asked how they now treated their twins. "Are you afraid to let them out of your sight?" asked Oprah. I assumed, like everyone else, Kate would say, "Of course!"But instead, Kate looked a bit distant for a moment before coming back with, "Eh, well... we have to let them live their lives. And we have to let them grow."
I nearly fell off the seat! Anyone who I've discussed the situation with before would agree that you'd have the other kids tied to you at all times.
Hopefully for the sake of Maddie's younger brother and sister, the mystery of her disappearance will be solved sooner rather than