Today's Ally Langdon chokes up over Cleo Smith news: 'Extraordinary'

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Today show's Allison Langdon became emotional on Wednesday morning over the incredible news of Cleo Smith's rescue overnight.

Alongside her co-host Karl Stefanovic, Ally was discussing the turn of events which led to police finding the four-year-old, who went missing last month, alive, before she was overcome with emotions and struggled to hold back tears.

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Allison Langdon became emotional over the news Cleo Smith had been found alive. Photo: Channel Nine

Allison Langdon was praising the "extraordinary" police work done which contributed to Cleo's rescue, saying: "For police to be saying now that this is the outcome that we all hoped and prayed for. There must been some extraordinary police work done."

Karl Stefanovic then jumped in to point out how difficult it must have been for Cleo's parents facing some of the "horrible" public scrutiny they were subjected to online.


"Those parents copped a lot of grief. Terrible, terrible stuff online, right? And they were trolled mercilessly," Karl pointed out.

"For them to be sitting there right now and they've got they've got her back..."

As a mum herself, Ally couldn't hold back her emotions any longer turning to Karl and chocking up as she said: "They've got their little girl back."

On Wednesday morning, Cleo's mother, Ellie Smith shared a post to Instagram relating to the news of her daughter being found safe.

"Our family is whole again," she said.

Four-year-old Cleo was found alive inside a locked home in Carnarvon, WA, with Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch confirming she was rescued in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Cleo's mother Ellie Smith shared a post to Instagram. Photo: Instagram

"One of the officers picked her up into his arms and asked her what's your name? She said ‘My name is Cleo’," Dept Comm Blanch said.

Shortly after finding Cleo, she was reunited with her family.

Cleo disappeared on October 16 as she and her mum, stepfather, Jake Gliddon, and sister Isla, who live in Carnarvon, were camping at the Blowholes campsite about 70km away.

More than 100 people who were at the campsite at the time were interviewed by police during their extensive investigation.

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