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Barrymore to discuss pool death on Jeremy Kyle

Entertainer Michael Barrymore will talk about the death of Stuart Lubbock, a party guest who died in his swimming pool, during an appearance on the The Jeremy Kyle Show next month.

Michael Barrymore will appear on The Jeremy Kyle Show to discuss his showbiz downfall. Credit: PA

The former presenter - a TV favourite in the '80s and '90s - saw his career effectively come to an end when Mr Lubbock was found dead at his Essex mansion in March 2001, with internal injuries suggesting the 31-year-old was the victim of a sexual assault before his death.

Barrymore, 62, who has previously described the events as "just a party that went disastrously wrong, with a tragic ending," will also discuss his subsequent fall from grace and his battle with drink and drugs on the ITV show.

It will form part of a series of celebrity specials that will also feature Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, former 'It-girl' Tara Palmer-Tompkinson, ex-Coronation Street star Liz Dawn and Michael Jackson's brother Tito.


Jeremy Kyle 'on the mend' after cancer treatment

Talk show host Jeremy Kyle is recovering after treatment for testicular cancer and is expected to return to work next week, a statement on his show's Facebook page said.

Jeremy Kyle has been presenting his own talk show for seven-and-a-half years Credit: Zak Hussein/PA Wire

The presenter, 47, has taken a break from recording his long-running ITV daytime show to receive treatment for a growth that was discovered before Christmas.

The Facebook statement said that it had been a "really tough couple of months for him and his family" but that he is "now on the mend".

An ITV spokeswoman said: "We hope that he is back on his feet soon and look forward to him returning to work when he is ready."