Non-UK listeners will probably miss the Michael Barrymore allusion. In March 2001, Barrymore, who was then one of the highest paid comedians on British TV, was embroiled in a scandal after a guest died in his swimming pool. He had been out clubbing, and took a group of strangers back to his place where the partying (and drug abuse) continued. Understandably, in view of his celebrity status, Barrymore found himself accused of complicity in the death; an open verdict was returned at the inquest, but that sort of mud always sticks.
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