Shane Warne's daughter Brooke slams TV network's act of 'disrespect'

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Pictured right is Brooke Warne and her late father Shane on the left.
Brooke Warne says Channel Nine's plans to make a biopic about her late father Shane are 'beyond disrespectful'. Pic: Getty

Shane Warne's eldest daughter Brooke has hit out in disgust over Channel Nine's plans to make a telemovie about the legendary spinner, without the blessing of his family.

Channel Nine's controversial plans were blasted earlier in the year when Warne's long-time manager James Erskine demanded an explanation from the TV network.

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The issue has once again come to a head after the TV movie was recently discussed on Melbourne radio station 3AW.

Nine presenter Jo Hall and radio personality Dee Dee Dunleavy's chat about the upcoming biopic - which is set to air in 2023 - was absolutely slammed by Warne's eldest daughter, Brooke.

The 24-year-old took to Instagram to blast the network, claiming it was "beyond disrespectful" to produce something about the Aussie cricket icon that his family is vehemently opposed to.

Pictured left, Brooke Warne's angry Instagram message to Channel Nine.
Brooke Warne took to Instagram to slam Channel Nine's move to make a telemovie about her late father, Shane. Pic: Instagram/Getty

Warne wrote on her Instagram stories: “Do any of you have any respect for Dad? Or his family? Who did so much for Channel 9 and now you want to dramatise his life and our families (sic) life 6 months after he passed away? You are beyond disrespectful.”

Nine's contentious telemovie was reportedly already in the pre-production phase within three weeks of the legendary leg-spinner's death.

Casting for the telemovie has already begun in Sydney, according to the Herald Sun, with a decision yet to be reached on who will portray Warne.

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In June, Warne's long-time manager James Erskine expressed his disgust on behalf of the late cricketer's family about Channel Nine's plans.

“He’s only been dead for a couple of months and for them to turn this around and think about doing some sensational thing, well they should be ashamed of themselves," Erskine told the Herald Sun.

“I will be writing to Peter Costello because he is their chairman and saying, please explain.

“Why would Nine even go there? It’s a disgrace and I will certainly be making my voice heard.”

Warne died in March at age 52 after suffering a suspected heart attack on the Thai island of Koh Samui.

Seen here, Shane Warne in commentary for Fox Sports during the Ashes series in 2021.
Shane Warne in commentary for Fox Sports during the Ashes series in 2021. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

He was later farewelled at a state memorial service at the MCG, where the Southern Stand was renamed in his honour.

The 708-wicket Test great went on to become a successful commentator with various networks around the world, including Channel Nine, where he worked before cricket’s broadcast rights were purchased by Channel 7 and Foxtel in 2018.

Amazon Prime released a documentary film about the Aussie great titled 'Shane' earlier this year, which touched on the leg-spinner's iconic moments in the sport, as well as his off-field scandals.

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