Former Eggheads star CJ de Mooi reveals he is dying of AIDS after a 30-year ...

Former Eggheads quiz show star CJ de Mooi has taken to Twitter to post a heartbreaking revelation - that he is dying of AIDS.

Taking to the mircro-blogging site on Easter Sunday, the 49-year-old, whose real name is Joseph Connagh, wrote: 'I’ve been living with AIDS for 30 years but the agony of the last 3 years means I may not have many left.

'I’m outwardly healthy, still running and am staying positive I can get better.

CJ de Mooi, 49, has faced spiralling legal fees while fighting extradition to the Netherlands

CJ de Mooi, 49, has faced spiralling legal fees while fighting extradition to the Netherlands

'Thank you all for your love and if I can do anything to help any of you, please just ask. CJ.'

A tweet that appeared on the account five hours later was written by someone named 'Joe' and appeared to be updating CJ's followers on the situation.

Joe posted: 'Thank you so much to everyone who donated, commented, retweeted or sent support.

'You are amazing as is the £3348.72 raised for CJ so far. If he somehow manages to save his house, it will all be repaid or go to charity. Joe ❤️.'

It appears CJ is on the brink of homelessness, having revealed his fears about this last month.

After being declared bankrupt, the quiz show star faced spiralling legal fees while fighting extradition to the Netherlands over claims he murdered a homeless man in Amsterdam in 1988.

Dutch authorities later dropped the extradition attempt - but de Mooi was left in serious financial trouble and filed bankruptcy paperwork last September.

He has also alleged that he was sacked from Eggheads in 2016 on the same day claims he sexually assaulted a man on a night out in Glasgow were dropped. 

Now de Mooi, who lives in Caldicot, Monmouthshire, with his husband of three years Andrew Doran, has claimed his house is being possessed and he is worried about being made homeless.

He tweeted on Tuesday: 'The bankruptcy trustee ignores my questions. A man lied and destroyed my life but is protected, so as not to dissuade genuine accusers.

The Eggheads star (centre) confessed 'I fully suspect I killed him' as he recalled the incident in his controversial autobiography in 2015. Dutch authorities later dropped the case against him

The Eggheads star (centre) confessed 'I fully suspect I killed him' as he recalled the incident in his controversial autobiography in 2015. Dutch authorities later dropped the case against him

'My house is being possessed to compensate his solicitors. I've broken no law but am being made homeless. Nobody will help me. Is this justice?

Following messages of support, he then added yesterday that he had spoken to a specialist insolvency solicitor who was optimistic that he could save the house.

De Mooi said: 'It will still cost a lot of money but at least I have a glimmer of hope.'

De Mooi, who was a panellist on the cult hit BBC Two quiz show for more than a decade, sparked a flurry of headlines when his autobiography was published in 2015.

Mr de Mooi tweeted on Tuesday that his house is being possessed to compensate solicitors

Mr de Mooi tweeted on Tuesday that his house is being possessed to compensate solicitors

Two days later he told how things were looking better after speaking to an insolvency solicitor

Two days later he told how things were looking better after speaking to an insolvency solicitor

He described being confronted by a knifeman whom he attacked and threw into one of Amsterdam's famous canals when he was a penniless teenager in 1988.

Describing the man as a knife-wielding mugger, he wrote in his autobiography: 'He caught me on the wrong day and I just snapped. 

'I punched him so hard in the face, knocked the knife out of his hand and threw him in the canal. I fully suspect I killed him. I've no idea what happened to him.'

In May 2016, Dutch authorities said Mr Connagh was wanted for alleged 'murder, manslaughter and assault' and he was arrested at London Heathrow Airport.

The former BBC quiz master filed bankruptcy paperwork on September 26 last year

The former BBC quiz master filed bankruptcy

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