April 2017

Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away star has conviction for lewd act with dog

CHANNEL 5 star Philip Gardiner’s criminal record has been unveiled.

The 40 year old from Dereham, Norfolk appears on the show Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away where he was referred to as a “High Court enforcement officer”.

However, the law states that a bailiff may not have a criminal record. 

He appeared on the second series on the show and during made an the third, although his face was pixellated and he was referred to as a “back up colleague”.

His face became obvious when he went to hang up a court notice.

Philip was charged with possessing extreme pornographic video depicting a sex act with an animal.

He filmed a dog being made to perform a sex act on him.

He pleaded guilty in August 2014 at Norwich Magistrates’ Court and received a fine of £500 with £85 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

A source at Brinkworth Films said that Philip was really a “non-qualified person” and that referring to him as a “High Court enforcement officer” was a mistake. 

“Philip Gardiner is not, and never has been, a High Court Enforcement Agent,” they said. 

“He does not appear on the programme in that role.

“Under the terms of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 63.2 (c), a certificated bailiff enforcing a High Court Writ can be accompanied by a non-qualified colleague.

“He was referred to as an agent in Series 2, episode 1, in error on first transmission of this episode in September 2014.

“When this error came to light, the commentary was re-recorded and amended to reflect that. On repeats of this episode, and all broadcasts of Series 2, episode 7, he is referred to as a colleague of the agents.

“The stories he appears in Series 2, episodes 1 and 7, were both filmed before his conviction.

“The story in Series 3, episode 10 in which he is pixelated is not the enforcement of a High Court Writ.

“We were not aware of this conviction when he was filmed.”

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