Gay entertainer Michael Barrymore was questioned again by Essex police in connection with his recent arrest on suspicion of sexual aassult and murder.

The former Celebrity Big Brother and Strike It Lucky star reported to Harlow police station at 10.30am today.

His arrest and questioning are in relation to the death of butcher Stuart Lubbock in 2001.

The 31-year-old was found dead in Barrymore’s swimming pool after a party in March of that year.

In June 2001 Barrymore and two other men were arrested and bailed in connection with the incident.

But a year after Mr Lubbock’s death, police decided no charges were to be brought against Barrymore or the other men.

The arrest of Mr Barrymore in June came after audio recordings he made in preparation for a possible biography were seized by police from the home of agent Tony Cowell.

In the conversations with Mr Cowell, Barrymore discussed the events of the night Mr Lubbock died.

The comedian and TV presenter “categorically denies” the allegations that have been made against him.