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Michael Barrymore – Documentary

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Channel 4 has commissioned a 90-minute single documentary that will explore one of the most controversial unexplained stories of the last twenty years which took place at the home of Michael Barrymore. 

In the early hours of 31st March 2001, a phone call is made to Essex Emergency Services to say a body had been found in the swimming pool of television presenter, Michael Barrymore. At the time, Barrymore was one of the most popular entertainers in Britain. When Paramedics arrived, Stuart Lubbock’s lifeless body was found by the side of Barrymore’s swimming pool. 

Now, 19 years on, the feature length documentary explores the full story behind one of Britain’s most high-profile unexplained deaths, as told by the people closest to it. 

18 months in the making and with access to never-before-seen material from inside one of Essex Police’s most controversial unsolved cases.  This documentary forensically pieces together the perspectives of the Lubbock family, detectives, forensic pathologists and eyewitnesses, to explore what happened that night at Barrymore’s Essex bungalow and the extraordinary events that followed. 

Terry Lubbock, Stuart’s father, said: "This documentary is about the questions around what happened to my son Stuart Lubbock. Finally. The story has become so distorted and confused over the years. So much has been said and written. It's time to put all the facts together in one place." 

Channel 4 commissioning editor Alisa Pomeroy said: “This film is a reflective piece that tells the story of an unexplained tragedy that unfolded in the glare of an unforgiving media. It sheds light on the complex relationship between celebrity, the criminal justice system and an all-powerful tabloid press in the early noughties, but most of all, it’s the deeply moving story of the Lubbock family’s continuing quest for answers and justice, nearly 20 years on.” 

14 January 2020


Love Island - Ollie Williams

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Love Island contestant Ollie Williams has quit the hit dating show just days into the start of the new winter series. 

The 23-year-old heir made the decision to leave the villa in South Africa after realising he still had feelings for someone else while "coupled up" with contestant Paige Turley, a Love Island spokesperson confirmed . 

His decision to leave comes amid claims he has been involved in trophy hunting in the past, with Ofcom receiving 231 complaints after pictures emerged online that allegedly show him posing with dead animals. 

An online petition to remove him from the ITV2 series had been signed by more than 38,000 people at the time the news of his departure was confirmed. 

However, explaining his reasons for leaving, Ollie will say in the show's beach hut: "I have to be honest with myself, and everyone, that I do still love someone else… I have to follow my heart in this scenario and it would be wrong for me to ignore these feelings.  

"At the end of the day, this is Love Island and it's about finding love. If I carried on anything with Paige, or any other girl that might come into the villa, it wouldn't be fair on them." 

A listing with Companies House shows that Ollie is the sole director of Cornish Sporting Agency in Cornwall, which gives its nature of the business as "hunting" and "trapping".

The ITV2 show started on Sunday and many viewers posted messages on social media saying they did not think Williams deserved his spot in the villa.

14 January 2020 


 
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