Spencer Matthews's heartbreaking documentary Finding Michael has finally been released on Disney Plus after an unexpected delay – with the reality TV star thanking fans for their patience.


The former Made in Chelsea cast member took to Instagram to alert his followers to the fact that the programme – which was initially intended to debut on Friday 3rd March – was now available to watch on the streamer in the UK and Ireland.

"Thank you so much for your patience and overwhelming support," he wrote. "Really proud to be sharing Michael's story with you all..."

The documentary details Matthews's mission to recover his brother’s body from Mount Everest where he disappeared in 1999, just three days after becoming the youngest ever Briton to reach the summit aged 22.

He is joined by British adventurer Bear Grylls and mountaineer Nims Purja for the programme, which Matthews told RadioTimes.com helped him "understand who my brother was".

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The reasons for the delay were not immediately clear, with statements from both Disney Plus and Matthews not giving an explanation for why the original date had moved.

"Apologies to everyone trying to view Finding Michael on Disney Plus," Matthews wrote on his Instagram Story at the time. "The debut date has shifted and we'll update you as soon as we have the timings."

Finding Michael is now available to watch on Disney Plus. Sign up to Disney Plus now for £79.90 for a year or £7.99 a month.

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