Michael Barrymore, shockingly, admits to cocaine possession
MICHAEL Barrymore is a cad isn’t he? He ruled the light-entertainment world with his long, long legs, bug-eyed stared, AWIGHT and of course, his obvious hatred for the general public. With Strike It Lucky, My Kind Of People/Music, Barrymore was untouchable.
Then someone died in his swimming pool and it all went wrong.
Since then, Barrymore has been a bankrupt drunk and Celebrity Big Brother crackpot, never really recreating his madcap popularity, preferring instead, to be a damaged has-been. BBC Four will make a cracking docu-drama on him one of these days.
And the latest chapter to add to the script is his enjoyment of cocaine. That’s right, he’s knocked the drink on the head and replaced it with appearing in court, admitting to cocaine possession after an early-morning car collision. Hopefully, the policemen who discovered him said, “Are you awight Mr Barrymore?”
He admitted possessing cocaine during an appearance at Ealing Magistrates’ Court. A second charge, of being drunk and disorderly, was withdrawn and Barrymore was fined £780 for the offence.
The court heard police officers approached him after their attention was drawn to a vehicle parked on the side of the road which had accident damage.
Asked who had been driving the vehicle, the TV personality replied “I am not answering you”, the court heard.
Then, launching into an angry tirade to the officers, he went on: “Don’t you think I’ve had enough f****** s*** from you lot over the years? I know the law.” Then, after making himself massively conspicuous, he tried to conceal what looked like a white substance in his mouth, prosecutor Sally Peters said.
“He refused to spit it out, was strip-searched and a rock of cocaine was found in his pocket,” she told the court. A drug test later found him positive for the class A drug.