Seven years ago, Ed Mitchell was sleeping on bench on Hove seafront. The former newscaster, who had enjoyed a glittering career, brought to his knees by drink and debt.
Yet he was discovered by a journalist and sparked a media frenzy, becoming front page news and even staring in his own documentary, writing a book about his experiences.
After continuing his battle with addiction, he's now preparing a new career as a radio DJ - offering financial advice. Andy Dickenson reports.