Spencer Matthews has apologized after his documentary Finding Michael was removed from Disney+ UK on the day of its release.
The Made In Chelsea star’s older brother Michael died aged just 22 while climbing Mount Everest in 1999 and the reality TV star’s film, about his own expedition to bring back his late brother’s body, was due to be released on To air Friday, March 3 on the streaming service.
Matthews, 34, said in a statement: “Apologies to everyone trying to watch Finding Michael on Disney+. The debut date has been pushed back and we’ll update you as soon as we have the times.
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“This will happen in the near future. Thank you for your support.”
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Disney+ added, “We’re sorry that Finding Michael’s debut date has moved on Disney+. We will let you know as soon as we have new launch times. This will be in the near future. Thank you for your patience.”
No explanation for the delay was given.
Many disappointed fans took to social media to express their frustration.
One tweeted: “Re-logged in to @DisneyPlus specifically look at ‘Finding Michael’ for the release date. To find out that the date has been moved without a date!”
Other called: “@DisneyPlus really screwed up #FindingMichael. Pretty poor customer service, virtually no communication about the documentary delay that so many of us were looking forward to. I’m also sorry for Spencer and his family.”
A subscriber claims A customer service advisor had informed her that the documentary was being re-edited at the last minute.
She kept writing Twitter: “#FindingMichael – I spoke to the lovely lady at Disney Customer Service and she informed me that it was withdrawn due to an important revision. So the producers took it back.“
Matthews traveled to Everest last year as part of an expedition to make the emotional film about his family’s grief for his older brother.
He previously said: “It was important for me to understand the fact that I could be face to face with my brother’s frozen body.
“I knew it was going to be a heartbreaking and emotional journey.”
Matthews said, “I’m not a particularly emotional person on the outside. I can’t really remember the last time I cried.”
But he added: “It was certainly one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
The reality TV star said his wife Vogue Williams was very supportive of his decision to travel to base camp in Nepal for five weeks when their son Otto was just five days old.
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The couple married in 2018 and are parents to four-year-old son Theodore, two-year-old daughter Gigi and 11-month-old son Otto.