Iker Jiménez and his team in ‘Horizonte’ were forced to change the rundown of their program at the last minute. News rules, and the discovery of Olivia’s body, one of the disappeared girls in Tenerife, forced the communicator from Mediaset to give its contents a turn of the wheel to focus on the dramatic find. Thus, with the help of experts in the field, and people close to the family, the space tried to shed light on the tragedy.
The Cuatro program interviewed Joaquín Amills, spokesperson for the family and president of the SOS Disappeared Association, to find out how the mother was in these hard times and at what point the investigation tasks were when Iker was unable to hold back his tears.
Iker Jiménez: “It impresses me a lot”
The presenter was excited when he saw the images on the screen of the two minors, unable to continue with the talk: “I’m going to ask the classmates to please do not put the photos of the girls. It seems to me … “, he managed to say before collapsing.
Thank you all. I recognize that I do not have the hard heart necessary to put some distance. It is a handicap. With children it is impossible. And I did not collapse several times by miracle. Thanks to Carmen and to all the team and to you.
I know you were like me. Hug.
– Iker Jiménez (@navedelmisterio) June 11, 2021
“These are difficult moments because it is very recent, and the image of girls is in all the media,” he added then Carmen Porter, thus taking over from her partner while he was recomposed.
Seconds later, Jiménez would bite the bullet and resume the interview where they had left it, but not before sharing his feelings with the followers of the format: “It impresses me a lot. I know that putting the girls’ photos is part of the informative work what colleagues do. I imagine that no one is going to be bothered by what I say, but Seeing the photographs impacts me a lot“.
After dismissing Amills minutes later, Iker Jiménez returned to address his emotion before giving way to publicity: “We will recover as much as we can. It is for me that the photos, excuse me, they dislodge me a little. They will understand me. Luckily then I have experts to come up and do what we have to do, which is to report. ”
Faced with the reactions caused by this striking live moment, Jiménez did not hesitate to thank his faithful through his personal account on social networks: “Thank you all. I recognize that I do not have the hard heart necessary to put some distance. It is a handicap, with children it is impossible. And I did not collapse several times by miracle. Thanks to Carmen and all the team and to you, I know you were like me. Hug”.