By Eleanor Sharples For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:01 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 02:12 BST, 5 June 2019
Michael Barrymore has publicly apologised for the death of a young man in his pool 18 years ago in an emotional new TV interview.
The entertainer said he ‘could not be more sorry’ nearly two decades after Stuart Lubbock was found dead following a drug-fuelled party at his Essex home.
Speaking on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, the 67-year-old maintained he ‘didn’t give Stuart anything’ that night, but said ‘if you’re the owner of the house you’re responsible for it’.
‘You can see lots of things in hindsight. I’m not making excuses,’ he said in scenes which are set to air on Saturday on ITV.
Michael Barrymore said he ‘could not be more sorry’ nearly two decades after Stuart Lubbock (pictured) was found dead following a drug-fuelled party at his Essex home
‘I’m sorry. I could not be more sorry. I gave Stuart nothing. Whatever he took. The E’s he apparently had at the club. There were no E’s at my house. I had a joint with the guys. If there’s cocaine... he didn’t get it from me.’
Mr Lubbock, a factory supervisor, was found floating face-down in Barrymore’s swimming pool in 2001, with injuries which suggested he had been sexually