REAL-LIFE DRAMA Cops found body on set of BBC se­rial killer thriller

Gay dads in McCain ad abused by trolls

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Vikki White and An­to­nia Paget by Grace Ma­caskill

A CORPSE was found on the set of a BBC drama about a se­rial killer.

Film­ing on Rel­lik was halted af­ter the grim find turned Cam­bridge Heath Park in East London into a real crime scene.

Pater­son Joseph, who plays a psy­chi­a­trist, said: “The crew ar­rived to film their own dead body and the po­lice ce told them they weren’t able ble to, be­cause they’d foundund a real dead body. It was bizarre, fact be­ing stran­ranger than fic­tion.”

And the body find nd was just one of manyy real-life events that eerily mir­rored the Rel­lik script. Joseph, 53, s said: “There were a lot of stranges­tra co­in­ci­dences. Richard [ Dormer], who plays our main char­ac­ter, get­ting im im­petigo and his face be be­ing cov­ered in blo blotches and b blem­ishes. “He got the same re­ac­tion as his ac­tual char­ac­ter, who’s been scarred in an acid at­tack. We found that odd.

“Then there was the acid at­tacks which hap­pened at the same time as we were film­ing ours. It’s a strange show when it brings out these co­in­ci­dences.”

Rel­lik – killer spelled back­wards – was cre­ated and writ­ten A SAME-sex cou­ple who ap­pear in the new McCain chips ad with their baby have suf­fered a so­cial me­dia back­lash.

Lee and Mat Sa­muels-Camozzi have been com­pared to pae­dophiles, la­belled sick and ac­cused of deny­ing 19-month-old son Carter a mother.

It has left the Manch­ester cou­ple dev­as­tated. Cus­tomer re­la­tions man­ager Lee, 35, said: “We’ve had dozens of hate­ful com­ments.

“One of the most hurt­ful com­pared us to per­verts, say­ing ‘What­ever next, so­ci­ety ac­cept­ing pae­dophiles?’ We are shocked this by the team be­hind The Miss­ing. Joseph, who was in Ca­su­alty and Peep Show, added: “It’s fast paced, dark and quite bloody.

“It’s a mind-ben­der it re­ally does twist your think­ing. Rel­lik is dark but with hu­mour. It’s grave­yard hu­mour but there’s a light tone in there.” kind of at­ti­tude ex­ists in the 21st cen­tury. We’re proud of our lit­tle fam­ily and we have noth­ing to be ashamed of.”

Lee and Mat, 31, who had Carter via a sur­ro­gate, agreed to the ad af­ter a model agency run by a friend’s mum got in touch. They be­lieved it would cel­e­brate fam­ily di­ver­sity.

But one critic ac­cused McCain of “ram­ming” gay cou­ples down view­ers’ throats. Another said the ad was “sick­en­ing”.

Fig­ures this month showed phys­i­cal and ver­bal at­tacks on les­bians, gay and bi­sex­u­als rose 80 per cent in four years.

FAM­ILY: Lee, left, Mat & lit­tle Carter LOV­ING: Fam­ily in ad­vert for chips

STAR: Pater­son Joseph

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