Monday, November 5, 2007

Freddie Starr Freddie Starr "ate my hamster"
In 1994 Freddie Starr was again the subject of tabloid newspaper attention in Britain. Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery went missing from Starr's home where a man named Robin Coxhead worked as a gardener, and Coxhead was suspected of stealing it. When questioned by the police Coxhead, who was homosexual, claimed to have given oral sex to Starr over a period of five years, and that the jewellery had been given to him as a reward. The case went to court and Coxhead was discredited when he was unable to state whether Starr's penis was circumcised or uncircumcised. Coxhead was found guilty and sentenced to 15 months in prison in 1995.
Apart from the occasional guest appearance, Starr has not been seen regularly on British television since the late 1990s. ITV's The Freddie Starr Show, broadcast between 1996 and 1998, was his last major work for the medium. His appearances on LWT's An Audience with Freddie Starr in 1996 and Another Audience with Freddie Starr in 1997 were critically acclaimed, although Starr admits in his autobiography that his television appearances often failed to capture the chaotic atmosphere of his live performances.
Freddie Starr is still touring in theatres across the United Kingdom.

Additional information
Unwrapped - My Autobiography by Freddie Starr with Alan Wightman ISBN 1-85227-961-3

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