GMTV host says she’ll treasure the letter

Madeleine McCann’s granddad sent Fiona Phillips a letter after she announced her plans to leave GMTV.

The presenter has interviewed the family several times in the past 18 months for the ITV programme and formed a strong bond with them.

Madeleine‘s grandfather was particularly upset to hear Fiona was quitting.

‘The most heartbreaking letter I had when I resigned was from Madeleine McCann’s granddad saying, “Thank you for all your help. We will never forget what you’ve done for us”,’ she says.

‘I sat in my dressing room and cried and cried. I’ll treasure that letter forever.’

Madeleine went missing in May 2007 from a holiday resort in Portugal, a few days before her fourth birthday.

Fiona, 47, will present her last show this month.

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