Louis Theroux kicked out of interviewee's house as he jokes new doc shoot is 'going great'

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Louis Theroux was booted out of an interviewee's home while shooting his new documentary. (David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Louis Theroux was booted out of an interviewee's home while shooting his new documentary. (David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Louis Theroux has joked that the shoot for his new documentary is "going great" after he was kicked out of the home of an American internet personality.

The 50-year-old documentarian is currently hard at work on a new BBC project in the USA, but hit something of a snag with one of his interviewees.

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Theroux shared a screenshot of a tweet posted by the live streamer Beardson Beardly, who claimed to have kicked the Brit out of his home midway through an interview.

In a subsequent live stream, Beardly could be seen talking to Theroux on the phone and demanding that the presenter apologise for "trying to accuse me of being a Nazi and doing Nazi salutes in my own home".

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"Well if I’d done that, I’d think about apologising, but I didn’t accuse you," Theroux responded.

Beardly continued to demand an apology and Theroux ultimately offered a "sorry you were offended" before the streamer swore at him and ended the phone call.

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Lad Bible reported that Theroux asked Beardly about his links with white nationalism and, specifically, far right commentator Nick Fuentes.

Fuentes was permanently suspended from YouTube last year for violating the site's hate speech policy and has been accused of expressing antisemitic views.

Beardson Beardly has been linked with far-right commentator Nick Fuentes (centre), pictured here at a 'Stop the Steal' rally. (Zach Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Beardson Beardly has been linked with far-right commentator Nick Fuentes (centre), pictured here at a 'Stop the Steal' rally. (Zach Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Theroux has explored far-right politics in America before in his documentaries, including 2003's Louis and the Nazis.

His most recent film, Shooting Joe Exotic, saw him delve back into the life of the controversial zoo owner — who he previously interviewed in 2011's America's Most Dangerous Pets — in the wake of popular Netflix series Tiger King.

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He also served as an executive producer on the BBC's three-part documentary Gods of Snooker, which traced the key figures of the sport at the peak of its popularity in the 1980s.

A BBC spokesperson told Metro: "Louis Theroux is filming for a new series. More details will be announced in due course."

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