Michael Barrymore is a British actor, comedian and television presenter who is best known for hosting the game-show, Strike It Lucky, and the variety show Barrymore. He was also the lead star of television comedy drama, Bob Martin. His other shows include My Kind of People, My Kind of Music, Kids Say the Funniest Things and Animals Do the Funniest Things. He was extremely popular in the 1980s and 1990s and was loved by the audience for his energy. He was voted the UK's favourite television star many times and won various awards for his work. Additionally, he was amongst the best paid presenters on the small screen. In 2001, his career nosedived after a man, Stuart Lubbock, was found dead in the swimming pool of his house following a party. He was arrested in connection with the case but was never charged. The case remains unsolved till date. He made an attempt to revive his television career by appearing in Celebrity Big Brother, however, it did not succeed.