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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