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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 August 2007, 12:51 GMT 13:51 UK
Reid's last TV show put on hold
Mike Reid
Press reports have said Mike Reid won The Baron
Plans to air a reality TV show starring former EastEnders actor Mike Reid have been put on hold following his death.

The 67-year-old star, who suffered a suspected heart attack on 29 July, competed to become the baron of a Scottish town in ITV1's The Baron.

It was due to be aired this autumn, but an ITV spokesman said "no decision" had been made about the show's future.

He added that ITV would speak to Reid's family about the "very sensitive" subject before making plans.

Press reports have said the comedian and actor, known for his role as Frank Butcher in EastEnders, won the show.

But the ITV spokesman said that "had not been confirmed".

For the programme, celebrities were filmed competing to convince residents of Gardenstown near Banff in north-east Scotland that they would make the best baron.

Reid took part alongside former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and ex-Hear'Say singer Suzanne Shaw.


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