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Michael Barrymore is set to appear on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

Michael Barrymore set to appear on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories following a five year hiatus from prime-time TV

Michael Barrymore is set to return to TV after a five-year hiatus to appear on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

The Strike It Lucky host is expected to be interrogated on the highs and lows of his three-decade long prime time TV career. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Michael is a huge name for the show and bosses hope that viewers will flock to see him.

He's back! Michael Barrymore is set to return to TV after a five-year hiatus to appear on Piers Morgan's Life Stories (pictured in 2018)

He’s back! Michael Barrymore is set to return to TV after a five-year hiatus to appear on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories (pictured in 2018) 

‘He’s had a very interesting life and, despite being away from the spotlight, there is a huge amount to talk about.

‘Piers won’t be giving him an easy ride.’

The 66-year-old, known for his Awight! catchphrase, was arrested in 2001 after Stuart Lubbcok was found dead in a swimming pool at his Essex home after a drug-fuelled party.

The entertainer was detained in 2007 on suspicion of rape and murder but the Celebrity Big Brother star was released without charge.

Interrogated:  Piers Morgan is set to grill the Strike It Lucky host on the highs and lows of his three-decade long prime time TV career

Interrogated:  Piers Morgan is set to grill the Strike It Lucky host on the highs and lows of his three-decade long prime time TV career

The TV star pursued a £20million legal battle against police for his wrongful arrest, blaming it for losing 17 years of lucrative TV roles he believes he missed out on due to bad publicity.

Before his career was derailed by the 2001 scandal, Barrymore was one of Britain’s most popular entertainers.

He enjoyed great success with ITV, presenting shows like Lucky Strike and Blankety Blank.

TV icon: Before his career was derailed by the 2001 scandal, Barrymore was one of Britain¿s most popular entertainers (pictured in his heyday)

TV icon: Before his career was derailed by the 2001 scandal, Barrymore was one of Britain’s most popular entertainers (pictured in his heyday)

He believes that if he had not been arrested in 2007 over the death of Stuart Lubbock, he would have been a prime candidate for plum roles such as hosting Strictly Come Dancing. 

A source close to Barrymore said: ‘All Michael wants is to get what he deserved.’ 

However last year, it was ruled he was only liable to nominal damages of £1. 

Michael’s last television appearance was in 2014, where he appeared on the Jeremy Kyle show and opened up about his life in the spotlight, marriage and sexuality.

He also admitted he had been ‘clean’ for three years of any drugs or alcohol. 

Back again: He believes that if he had not been arrested in 2007 over the death of Stuart Lubbock, he would have been a prime candidate for plum roles such as hosting Strictly Come Dancing

Back again: He believes that if he had not been arrested in 2007 over the death of Stuart Lubbock, he would have been a prime candidate for plum roles such as hosting Strictly Come Dancing

Daily Mail UK

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