Michael Barrymore faked injury to leave Dancing On Ice as new Stuart Lubbock documentary would show his dark side


PEOPLE are about to see Michael Barrymore in a new light, says the dad of Stuart Lubbock, who died at his home.

Terry Lubbock, 74, spoke out ahead of a new documentary about the former Strike It Lucky host.

Michael Barrymore sports a bandaged hand during training for Dancing On Ice

Police believe Stuart, 31, was raped before he was found dead at Barrymores pad in Roydon, Essex, in 2001.

Talking ahead of Channel 4s Barrymore: The Body In The Pool, Terry said: Hes a clever man. He is a master manipulator, theres two sides to that man, a dark side and the side you see on television.

Over the years Ive had a glimpse of his dark side, I think its time that everyone sees that side to him.

I hope that the penny will drop with everyone and they will question him and what he did that night. The police should have nailed it. He needs to put whoever killed my son in the spotlight.

Stuart Lubbock was raped before he was found dead at Barrymores pool, police say

Terry claimed Barrymore, 67, faked a broken wrist to pull out of this years series of Dancing on Ice to spare the embarrassment of the show airing at the same time.

The Channel 4 show, which airs this Thursday, will include the 999 call made by partygoers at Michaels home in Roydon, Essex, when they claimed Stuart, 31, had drowned in the stars pool.

Now police and pathologists are convinced the married father-of-two was raped and killed and witnesses who were at the property could provide crucial testimony which could reveal the full story.

Meanwhile, the Channel 4 documentarys creators have already fallen foul of Essex Police.

Stuart Lubbock’s dad says the new Michael Barrymore documentary will ‘show his dark side’
Terry Lubbock holds a diagram of his son’s injuries, ahead of C4’s Barrymore: The Body In The Pool

At the end of the show words appear on screen claiming that the cases new Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Jennings, had been appointed last year: In the belief that loyalties have changed. They hope new witnesses will now come forward.

This seemed to indicate that there was reason to believe that loyalties which had prevented witnesses from speaking were fading.

But a spokeswoman for Essex Police said: These are not correct and we have asked for them to be changed as they differ from the original text we provided. The meaning has changed to make them incorrect.

The new SIO was appointed to oversee this case as it remains unsolved. He was appointed for this reason and this reason alone.