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Louis Theroux Says It Would Be 'Interesting' To Make A Documentary With Tommy Robinson

Louis Theroux Says It Would Be 'Interesting' To Make A Documentary With Tommy Robinson

Louis Theroux has never shied away from difficult topics, making documentaries about the likes of Jimmy Savile, neo-Nazis and convicted paedophiles, to name but a few, and now he has said he'd like to make a documentary about British far-right activist Tommy Robinson.

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Louis told LADbible that interviewing the former English Defence League leader, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, would be "interesting".

"That's an interesting idea," he said. "I would never rule it out. I'm sort of at the point where I'm pretty up for trying different things and a single person profile - I think would be fun.

Tommy Robinson. Credit: PA
Tommy Robinson. Credit: PA

"Now I think it's a case of finding the right person to do it and doing it in a way that feels a bit different from how we did it before. Tommy Robinson, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon as his actual name is - I think he's going to court? I'd have to look into that."

Louis has been a busy man of late, going back to the subject of one of his most talked-about documentaries, the Westboro Baptist Church, to see how the controversial group is getting on 13 years after his original documentary.

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Louis Theroux
Louis Theroux

The follow-up episode, which airs this weekend and is titled Louis Theroux: Surviving America's Most Hated Family, will see Louis interview a British postman who joined the church after becoming disillusioned with modern-day Britain.

Louis will also talk to Megan Phelps, the granddaughter of the church's founding father Fred Phelps, who has left the church after realising that the beliefs she was brought up with were contradictory to the teachings of Christianity.

Megan defected from Westboro and now holds talks about her experiences. Credit: BBC
Megan defected from Westboro and now holds talks about her experiences. Credit: BBC

In the episode, we'll see Megan say: "We claimed to love people. This was the biggest contradiction of all I think, and I was blind to it. How could we think we were loving our neighbour, and at the same time, praying for God to kill them in all sorts of terrible ways?"

Surviving America's Most Hated Family will air on BBC2 on Sunday 14th July at 9pm. You can watch most of Louis's documentaries on Netflix and BBC iPlayer.

Featured Image Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images

Topics: Entertainment, TV News, TV Entertainment

Deborah Cicurel

Deborah Cicurel is a freelance journalist at Pretty52. She writes entertainment, travel and lifestyle content for a variety of print and digital titles.

 

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