SINGER Lily Allen’s dad Keith has agreed to take a cocktail of Class A drugs on live TV.
Pals of the ex-hellraiser, who has admitted drug use in the past, say he “can’t wait to get stuck in”.
The 59-year-old comic, who played the Sheriff of Nottingham in BBC drama Robin Hood, will appear in Channel 4’s Drugs Live, which examines the effects of recreational drugs.
A source said: “Keith has a history of drug use and knows very well the highs and lows. He’s agreed to take part because he thinks Channel 4’s show is an important forum for looking at what it means to take drugs — and the effects they have.
“He cannot wait to get stuck in. Who knows what’ll happen?”
Keith is one of several stars approached by the series, which screens in the autumn.
C4 bosses claim the show will be a serious look at drugs such as cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy. Participants will take controlled substances “under strict medical supervision and in a controlled clinical environment” — while their reactions are filmed.
C4 chief David Glover said: “This subject is fraught with controversy and confusion The aim is to bring new clarity to the facts of illegal drug use.”
By COLIN ROBERTSON
Published: 15th July 2012 at 01:00
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