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Gerry McCann says one day he’ll be reunited with missing daughter Madeleine

Madeleine McCann
Madeleine McCann

GERRY McCann has said he believes he will one day be reunited with his missing daughter Madeleine.

In an emotional interview to raise awareness of men’s mental health, the Scots-born cardiologist says he still thinks of Madeleine every day and is occasionally haunted by “painful” dreams of her.

He said he and GP wife Kate have gradually forged a “new normality” in the 11 years since their eldest daughter vanished from their apartment during a holiday in Portugal.

The couple, who live in Rothley, Leics, have been forced to adjust to being a “family of four not five” with their twins Sean and Amelie.

Mr McCann said: “There’s never a day goes by when I don’t think of Madeleine and the situation and why it might have happened.

“I do often wonder what it would be like with Madeleine there. They have missed out on having a lovely sister.

“I have dreamt about her including in the last few months but it’s not frequent. They are painful when they happen.

“I certainly believe in heaven right now. I feel we will be reunited at some point.”

Mr McCann gave the rare solo interview on Radio 4 to encourage other men to open up when they are struggling with emotions.

He never thought of counselling but Madeleine’s disappearance left him the “sickest” he had ever been.