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Kate and Gerry McCann speak to ITV News' Mary Nightingale, five years after Madeleine's disappearance.
Kate has also described how she coped in April last year when Madeleine had been away from them longer than they had had her:
"It had been a day that had been etched in my mind.
"But we've gone beyond that now. In the early days and weeks I was counting the days, counting the weeks and thinking my goodness what will she be like, how will she be - we've gone beyond that now."
Kate and Gerry McCann have spoken to Lorraine about the five years since Madeleine disappeared and how they try and have a regular family life. Kate also described how she tries not to imagine a reunion withher missing daughter.
See the full interview below:
Kate McCann has said that she finds it too difficult to imagine a reunion with Madeleine:
"It's almost like it's so good it's so beautiful that I don't want to take myself there and it not to be real.
"Obviously I've had a few dreams along the way and they have been so tangible that it has been incredibly painful, because that's what we want every day."
– Kate McCann
Kate and Gerry McCann have spoken to Lorraine Kelly five years after Madeleine went missing.
"We're as positive as we have been in a longtime."
"We've reached that point where we can do a lotof normal things. We still have the Madeleine work going on day in day outthat's inevitable until we find her."
"You can't not have a normal family life."
– Kate McCann
A senior police Portuguese police officer has explained why, at present, there are no plans to reopen the investigation in Madeleine McCann's disappearance.
He said an independent team of investigators would continue to work in collaboration with British police and insisted its task "was not yet over".
Portuguese police have refused to reopen the inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
The decision came after Scotland Yard urged authorities toresume their investigation and released a new "age-progressed" image showing what she might look like as a nine-year-old.
While British detectives believe Madeleine could still be alive, officers in Portugal insist there is no evidence to warrant relaunching the search.
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have said they are "hugely encouraged" by the momentum in the case.
Kate McCann from Rothley in Leicestershire is said to be "particularly pleased" with the new age-progressed image of Madeleine, saying it has strong family resemblance.
Metropolitan Police detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have released an age progression image of what she may look like today.
They're urging Portuguese authorities to reopen the case and say there are 195 potential leads to finding her alive.
Clarence Mitchell the spokesman for Kate and Gerry McCann, say they believe Madeleine is still alive and feel positive when they see the image that has been released by the Metropolitan Police.
The e-fit image shows what Madeleine would look like now.