Louis Theroux shares the struggles and triumphs that he faced while locked down in his North London apartment with his wife, and their three children.
The British presenter, 51, says spending every hour with his wife of nine years Nancy Strang and their three children Albert, 15, Frederick, 13, Walter, six, and unable to leave the house due to COVID regulations saw him turn to ‘excessive drinking’.
According to Mirror, the film’s soft-spoken filmmaker recalled his children acting out while he tried to balance home-schooling with his work, and shouted so loud that it was almost unbearable to hear.
Louis Theroux shares the struggles and triumphs that he endured while locked up (seen), in North London with his wife, and his three children.
Remembering how he was helping Walter with a malfunctioning school app, Louis said: ‘On one occasion the kids were just acting up and I just lost my sh*t royally and I found that for two or three days subsequently I couldn’t speak. It was all I could do to whisper, but it was that.
“I believed I had broken my vocal chords and wondered if I would ever be able broadcast again.”
The host admitted during lockdown that it was clear to him that he isn’t always able to be poised or reflective and that he’s just as angry as anyone else.
The British presenter, 51, says spending every hour with his wife of nine years Nancy Strang and their three children Albert, 15, Frederick, 13, Walter, six, and unable to leave the house due to COVID regulations saw him turn to ‘excessive drinking’
A father-of-3 also joked about how he’d get drunk on a Monday because all three days were’merged into one during the pandemic.
Explaining that his drinking had not ‘got away from him’ but he saw it as a ‘way of enjoyment’, he said: ‘If you looked inside me you might notice the wear and tear on my liver due to excessive drinking in lockdown. I certainly drank my entire way through the pandemic and actually found it enjoyable to drink too much.
Louis was married to his TV producer wife Nancy in 2012 and revealed two miscarriages prior to the birth of Walter.
Writing autobiography Gotta Get Theroux This, he wrote: ‘Getting to term [in her pregnancy]There had been one trial and two miscarriages. It was a difficult weekend in Yosemite.
Louis shared with him that Nancy had talked to him about his desire for other men. This made Louis realize that he was focusing more on their work than their marriage. (Seen in 2012).
Later, Louis revealed the trauma of Walter’s arrival which left the couple scarred, as he said: ‘When they raised the baby’s head, tiny, cross faced and smeared like a bagel in what looked like cream cheese and jam I glanced at Nancy…
‘I thought “we’re not doing this again”. He’d arrived after a harrowing – section one afternoon at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington…
“Nancy appeared half-dead after the operation, looking pale like a vampire. It was repeatedly delayed due to various reasons. It felt as if we were passengers on a flight that kept being cancelled.
Louis told Walter about Nancy’s feelings for Walter, and he realized that he was focusing more on his work than their relationship.
After 10 years together, he proposed to her by kneeling with a business card from Hatton Garden jewellers.
Louis and Susanna were previously married. They divorced in 2001. They met while he was at Oxford University.
This soft-spoken filmmaker recalls that his children “acted up” as he tried to balance home-schooling with work, and screamed so loudly that he was afraid he would ‘broken the vocal cords and wouldn’t be able to work again.