Michael Barrymore

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Michael Barrymore (born 4 May 1952) is an English comedian and light entertainer. He presented shows including Strike it Lucky and My Kind of Music. He married Cheryl Cocklin (1950-2005) in 1976. In 1995, he announced he was gay. She divorced him in 1997.

He was in trouble after Stuart Lubbock was found dead in his swimming pool in 2001[1]. In 2015, the police admitted that Barrymore was wrongfully arrested. In August 2017, was said to have seeked £2.4million  as compensation, after the judge ruled that he was entitled to more than 'nominal damages' from Essex Police of wrongful arrest that 'destroyed his career'.[2][3]

He used to have late night chats with Diana, Princess of Wales when he had trouble with alcoholism[4][5]. In 2006, he was a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother, in its fourth season[6]. In 2008, he has returned to the theatre and was in a play as Spike Milligan. In 2010, he stated that he is bisexual and in a relationship with a woman.[7]

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  1. "Michael Barrymore seeks police payout over 'wrongful arrest' after death of Stuart Lubbock". The Sun. 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  2. Gayle, Damien; agencies (2017-08-18). "Judge backs Michael Barrymore in damages claim against police". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  3. "Michael Barrymore is entitled to more than nominal damages". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  4. "Diana friendship may have helped Barrymore's downfall, says wife Cheryl". 2002-10-19. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  5. "Barrymore's wife tells of Diana friendship". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  6. "Celebrity Big Brother: the best housemates of all time". Radio Times. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  7. Barrymore says he's in love with a woman

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