Former Eggheads star CJ de Mooi says he faces being made homeless

Former Eggheads star CJ de Mooi says he faces being made homeless after spiralling legal costs in his battle against extradition for murder and bogus sex assault claims left him bankrupt CJ de Mooi faced spiralling legal fees while fighting extradition to Netherlands  It followed claims that de Mooi murdered a homeless man in Amsterdam in 1988 The Dutch later dropped extradition attempt but he was left in financial trouble  He filed for bankruptcy last September and now fears being made homeless

By Mark Duell for MailOnline

Published: 16:03 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 16:03 GMT, 1 March 2019

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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

Former Eggheads quiz show star CJ de Mooi has suggested he could be made homeless after being declared bankrupt.

The 49-year-old, whose real name is Joseph Connagh, 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.

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

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