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Louis Theroux makes rare comment about his marriage to wife Nancy Strang

The filmmaker is fronting new show Life on the Edge

Sharnaz Shahid

Documentary maker Louis Theroux has opened up about his marriage to second wife Nancy Strang. The 49-year-old, who has been married to the TV director since 2012, made the rare comments when he revealed that there are certain topics he will not touch when it comes to making his documentaries as it would make his wife feel too "uncomfortable".

He told Who Magazine: "Clearly, I'm not going to do anything that's going to make my wife too uncomfortable." The BAFTA award-winning filmmaker shares sons Albert, 14, Frederick, 11, and four-year-old Walter with his wife.

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Louis with his wife Nancy

Louis confessed he would never do anything to compromise his marriage vows, avoiding subjects that questions anyone being a decent person. He also revealed that he was opposed to taking "heavy psychedelic drugs". The TV star went on to share that he was in no rush to retire from making his films – despite what his wife thinks.

"Nancy thinks that (I will retire soon), and I don't know that I have the heart to tell her that I don't see it on the horizon," he explained. It's been reported that the couple were together for around 10 years before they married in 2012. Louis was previously married to Susanna Kleeman, whom he divorced in 2001 after a three-year marriage.

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Louis has a new show on the BBC called Life on the Edge

In May, Louis discussed his own experiences with fatherhood as he promoted his recent documentary, Mothers on the Edge, which focuses on parents with mental health. "When the baby’s there, you have to figure it out," he said on This Morning.

"Guys should 100 per cent help… help isn’t the right word. It’s a shared burden." He added: "There’s no real way of communicating that to someone who hasn't had a baby… There’s joy and panic and confusion."

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Last year, Louis sent Strictly Come Dancing fans into meltdown after he hinted he would like to star on the show. He joked about donning his dancing shoes for the next series as he congratulated fellow filmmaker Stacey Dooley on her win, tweeting: "Congrats, @ StaceyDooley ! Me next! (JK)."

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