Former presenter and TikTok star Michael Barrymore visits Cornwall

TV presenter turned TikTok star Michael Barrymore has been in Cornwall
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A former TV presenter who relaunched his career as a TikTok star has been in Cornwall this weekend. Michael Barrymore had a TV career that spanned two decades before it all came crashing down when a man was tragically found dead in the swimming pool of his home in Essex in 2001.

The now 71-year-old has made another attempt at showbiz by becoming a social media star. Barrymore has been raking up thousands of views and three million followers on TikTok, where he recreates viral videos and shares glimpses into his own life – even poking fun at his downfall in the showbiz world.

Yesterday (July 6), he shared a video saying he was taking a trip down to Cornwall for the weekend. The TikTok, captioned, 'drive to Cornwall with me', shows Barrymore packing his bags into his car and getting ready to leave with his Jack Russell, Dave.


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He then filmed himself filling up his car and meeting fans in Starbucks at a service station in Bristol. Another clip shows him trying to reverse down an infamous country lane in Cornwall as he attempted to move out of the way of a large tractor.

In a separate TikTok, captioned 'GRWM [get ready with me] for a baby shower in Cornwall', Barrymore filmed himself shaving his face, brushing his teeth, and putting on aftershave before sharing his outfit - a white t-shirt, white trainers and pink trousers.

Barrymore then filmed himself meeting a fan outside a static caravan in a holiday park before he drove to Carlyon Bay, just outside St Austell, to attend a baby shower. Several fans were quick to share their excitement in the comments after seeing that he was in Cornwall.

One person commented: "OMG you were actually in Carlyon bay!!!!!!!!! I was sat on the beach there all day today keeping my eyes open for a gorgeous man with pink trousers !!!!", with a laughing face emoji.

Someone else wrote: "I live in Cornwall! A chance meeting would have made my absolute life. Maybe one day, please come back, hope you had a lovely time."

While another said: "You in my home town!!!! You must take a trip to Par Market! It’s the most magical place and just round the corner from the bay!"

A fourth added: "Omg Carlyon Bay is around the corner me I would love to bump into you x"

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