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Co-star's sex crimes get Middlemiss show axed

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Jayne Middlemiss' new TV show Family Forensics has been axed after a co-star's sex convictions were revealed.

Michael Brown, who was a private investigator on the Living TV show, was convicted on October 17 of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

A spokesman for the production company said: "Due to the serious nature of these offences and out of respect and to protect the families involved, Living TV took the immediate and difficult decision not to transmit the rest of the series."

The show – Middlemiss' first major role since her Celebrity Love Island triumph – involved investigators studying families' houses to reveal their secrets.

Living TV were unaware of Brown's past until now and have apologised for the one episode of Family Forensics already broadcast.

"Clauses were included in Michael Brown's contract which required him to notify us of any information relating to his professional or personal conduct," a spokesman explained. "[He] did not inform us of any criminal charges or convictions against him."

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