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A bittersweet look back at Stuart Kidd on Gogglebox after tragic death

 A look back at the late doctor Stuart Kidd’s time on the reality show Gogglebox has revealed a caring husband and father.

The 60-year-old tragically took his own life after detailing the sexual abuse he suffered as a child during an episode of the ABC program You Can’t Ask That.

Stuart died on May 30, but his memory lives on thanks to a series of videos filmed in his family home and aired on Gogglebox. 

A bittersweet look back at doctor Stuart Kidd’s time on Gogglebox reveals a fun-loving family man… after he tragically took his own life in the wake of revelations he was sexually abused as a child 

One video on the Lifestyle channel’s website showed Stuart gathered on the couch with his wife Janet and their two sons Roger and Michael.

He was depicted as a quick-witted storyteller whose tales frequently caused his his loved ones to burst into uproarious laughter.

‘Have you heard one of my favourite double negatives?’ Stuart asked the room in the clip.

 ‘There was a language professor with a room full of uni students and he said: “there are so many languages in the world where a double negative means a positive’

 ‘But, there’s no language in the world that has a double positive meaning a negative. And this voice [one of the students] comes from the back and yells ‘yeah right!’

Remembering: One video on the Lifestyle channel's website showed Stuart gathered on the couch with his wife Janet and two sons Roger and Michael

Remembering: One video on the Lifestyle channel’s website showed Stuart gathered on the couch with his wife Janet and two sons Roger and Michael

The room filled with laughter after Stuart’s joke, while his wife Janet raised her glass of wine into the air for a hearty ‘cheers!’ 

In the second video – again showing the family gathered around the couch – Stuart’s humour came to the fore once more.

High spirits: He was depicted as a quick-witted storyteller whose tales frequently caused his his loved ones to burst into uproarious laughter

High spirits: He was depicted as a quick-witted storyteller whose tales frequently caused his his loved ones to burst into uproarious laughter

Relaxed:In the second video - again showing the family gathered around the couch - Stuart's humour came to the fore once more after he jokingly criticised a medical drama

Relaxed:In the second video – again showing the family gathered around the couch – Stuart’s humour came to the fore once more after he jokingly criticised a medical drama

The family were watching an episode of a medical drama, when doctor Stuart became incensed with what he was seeing.

‘I’m a doctor and i’m having issues with this,’ he declared, before standing up from the couch and motioning to remove his shorts.

‘I’ve got something similar, do you want to have a look?’ He joked.

Stuart, who was an orthopedic surgeon, detailed horrific sexual abuse he suffered as a child on an episode of You Can’t Ask That that aired on Wednesday.

The interview was filmed six months before Stuart tragically took his own life, and two months before it aired.

Candid: Stuart, who was an orthopedic surgeon, detailed horrific sexual abuse he suffered as a child on Wednesday's episode of You Can't Ask That.

Candid: Stuart, who was an orthopedic surgeon, detailed horrific sexual abuse he suffered as a child on Wednesday’s episode of You Can’t Ask That.

During his candid interview, Dr Kidd revealed he was raped as a child and a teenager.

‘[It was] always a case of people being in a place of responsibility, abusing their power,’ Dr Kidd revealed.

 ‘I was raped both ends by men 30, 40, years older than myself, and then by an older boy who I thought was a friend, and then by older men when I was a teenager,’ he said.

‘I was a child, and I was being cared for, supposedly being cared for, from the ages of three to six. I was just being myself, being a boy, paying the consequences for it,’ he said as he fought back tears.

If you or anyone around you are struggling and/or seeking support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Shock: Stuart tracgically took his won life six months after the episode was filmed.and two months before it aired.

Shock: Stuart tracgically took his won life six months after the episode was filmed.and two months before it aired.

 

 

  



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