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Old 03-11-2012, 23:23
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I remember watching a documentary on one of the digital channels a few years ago, about television personalty Michael Aspel and talking about how he was a notorious womaniser and had fathered lots of children with different women over the years.

He used his power to make sure they all gained high profile media jobs and I'm pretty sure a former Blue Peter presenter and a member of a boyband were amongst them.

Does anyone know if Aspel is still in contact with his children and have any more come into prominence since the original documentary aired?
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:29
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I remember watching a documentary on one of the digital channels a few years ago, about television personalty Michael Aspel and talking about how he was a notorious womaniser and had fathered lots of children with different women over the years.

He used his power to make sure they all gained high profile media jobs and I'm pretty sure a former Blue Peter presenter and a member of a boyband were amongst them.

Does anyone know if Aspel is still in contact with his children and have any more come into prominence since the original documentary aired?
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:29
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I remember watching a documentary on one of the digital channels a few years ago, about television personalty Michael Aspel and talking about how he was a notorious womaniser and had fathered lots of children with different women over the years.

He used his power to make sure they all gained high profile media jobs and I'm pretty sure a former Blue Peter presenter and a member of a boyband were amongst them.

Does anyone know if Aspel is still in contact with his children and have any more come into prominence since the original documentary aired?
was this a spoof? i think you might be thinking of a spoof.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:30
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I don't think it was.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:34
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it was called sex lies and michael aspel 2004 comedy just checked imdb
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:37
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it was called sex lies and michael aspel 2004 comedy just checked imdb
I think that could have been a mistake. I don't think an experienced and respected broadcaster would mislead TV viewers like that.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:40
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somebody ought to give the daily mail the heads up eh !
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:42
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somebody ought to give the daily mail the heads up eh !
You can't believe everything you read in the paper.
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Old 04-11-2012, 00:28
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Perhaps the spoof writers picked on him just because he's been married three times and has seven children. Nothing illegal, has ever been hinted at.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:35
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are you serious? it was a spoof they did one with dale winton getting married and neil morrissey making a skin cream that reverses thre aging process
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:37
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:33
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Aspel is just like Pauline Quirke - two cockneys!
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:39
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are you serious? it was a spoof they did one with dale winton getting married and neil morrissey making a skin cream that reverses thre aging process
what's that old saying 'no smoke without fire' what's happened to Dale Winton these days
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:26
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I remember this my, brother in law was also convinced it was real
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:32
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My father was also convinced it was real. There are alot of gullible people about. Yes, let me reiterate what has been said above - this programme was a spoof.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:35
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He did leave his wife and children ( one of which was disabled) for a woman who appeared in a soap (Mrs Hewitt?).
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:56
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Mrs Hewitt was Arthur Fowlers bit on the side, im sure.
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Old 04-11-2012, 13:38
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He did leave his wife and children ( one of which was disabled) for a woman who appeared in a soap (Mrs Hewitt?).
Mrs Hewitt was his real-life wife for many years - and he went on to leave her for another woman! They've never divorced though.

He's obviously got previous form for it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 14:52
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I think that could have been a mistake. I don't think an experienced and respected broadcaster would mislead TV viewers like that.
How could you not tell it was a spoof??
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Old 04-11-2012, 15:00
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Yes. Spoof. I am getting less surprised at peoples gullibility on here.
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Old 04-11-2012, 15:43
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My father was also convinced it was real. There are alot of gullible people about. Yes, let me reiterate what has been said above - this programme was a spoof.
It was clearly a spoof at the time. I cannot believe there are people that believe it was true?
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:04
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I'm afraid it was a spoof - I seem to remember he "married" Nell McAndrews!
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:09
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Didn't the spoof try and make out he'd had an affair with Pamela Anderson?
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Old 04-11-2012, 19:19
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I think that could have been a mistake. I don't think an experienced and respected broadcaster would mislead TV viewers like that.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...utocuties.html

One clue to Michael's ability to laugh at himself was the 2003 BBC Three spoof documentary Sex, Lies And Michael Aspel.

"The idea was that I'd had about 30 children by famous women like Jan Leeming, Valerie Singleton, Pamela Anderson and Angie Best. We didn't script it and there were clues that it was a spoof, but I got tons of hate mail.

"One man approached me in the street and said: 'I wept for you last night.' I couldn't correct him so I thanked him and went on my way



http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/tv...slifeinyoutube


6. Sending himself up brilliantly in the Zelig-esque spoof documentary Sex, Lies and Michael Aspel.
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Old 04-11-2012, 19:50
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One of Michael Aspel's sons, went to a Disabled Residential College i was at
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