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Katie Price supports Sharon Osbourne's controversial comments about Madeleine McCann's parents

Published 23/05/2016 | 19:58

Katie Price.
Katie Price.

Katie Price has weighed into a debate surrounding Sharon Osbourne's controversial comments about Madeleine McCann's parents.

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The model and businesswoman has claimed that Kate and Gerry McCann were wrong to leave their young daughter alone on the night she disappeared.

The three-year-old went missing on a holiday with her family in Portugal in May 2007.

Speaking on ITV's Loose Women, mother-of-five Price was applauded by the audience when she said; "It doesn't matter who you are, you don't leave your children."

Price was responding to a controversy over the weekend in which celebrity Sharon Osbourne was criticised for describing it as "insane" to leave children unattended.

Speaking on US chat show The Talk, reality TV star and former X Factor host Sharon referred to the couple without naming them during the discussion.

Kate and Gerry McCann
Kate and Gerry McCann

"I will tell you a very quick story. There was a husband and wife on holiday in Portugal," she said.

"They left their baby in the room sleeping, sleeping while they went to dinner in the restaurant.

Kate and Gerry McCann, parents of disappeared girl Madeleine McCann.
Kate and Gerry McCann, parents of disappeared girl Madeleine McCann.

"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."

A friend of the McCann family spoke to the press after the interview and described Sharon's comments as 'ill-informed'.

Speaking this afternoon, Katie Price said: "I'm on Sharon's side. If you are on holiday, your kids sleep in buggies, why in your right mind would you leave your kids in a room? I don't care if it is a safe place or if you can see them or not."

Her comments sparked a debate online as some viewers praised her remarks, while others expressed sympathy for the McCanns.

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