Amy Winehouse’s ex Blake Fielder-Civil slams family for ‘cashing in’ with hologram plan

Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, has slammed those close to the late singer for "cashing in" on her legacy.

She will return to the stage in the form of a hologram in 2019, with father Mitch saying it’s a dream to see her perform again and is the right way to celebrate her life and music.

However, Blake claimed it was a "moneymaking gimmick" and using old footage would be "misleading" to Amy’s devoted fans.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Blake also said he was the "only person who has taken responsibility" for the dangers of her lifestyle.

But he was called out by Piers Morgan for selling out himself by revealing all about their personal lives in tell-all newspaper interviews.

Amy Winehouse's ex Blake Fielder-Civil slams family for 'cashing in' with hologram plan

Blake Fielder-Civil has hit out at those ‘cashing in’ on Amy Winehouse
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Amy Winehouse's ex Blake Fielder-Civil slams family for 'cashing in' with hologram plan

He has not spoken to her father Mitch about the ‘moneymaking’ hologram ‘gimmick’
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Blake said he objected to "every" opportunity that has been made to "cash in" on Amy since she passed away seven years ago.

Commenting on the tour, he said: "The idea that it’s anything remotely like Amy to me is misleading. It’s old footage. It can’t be anything new. It wont be her interactions. It’s not going to be the same.

"I’m a bit concerned about whether the people going to see it, they’ll be aware it’s not Amy, there won’t be any human element to it.

"The way I feel. The actual hologram itself. It’s no different to watching a video clip or listening to her album. If anyone wants to see Amy on stage that opportunity has been and gone."

Amy Winehouse's ex Blake Fielder-Civil slams family for 'cashing in' with hologram plan

Blake Fielder-Civil was called out for selling hi story on Amy Winehouse
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Amy Winehouse's ex Blake Fielder-Civil slams family for 'cashing in' with hologram plan

Blake claimed he was not ‘cashing in’
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Blake admitted he had not communicated with Amy’s father Mitch or the rest of her family about his objections.

When Piers called him out for also "cashing in" on his ex, Blake insisted he had turned down many chances and it "wasn’t life-changing money."

He explained: "The story I sold was more about me taking a responsibility for the situation Amy was in at the time.

"I guess I was [cashing in on her name]. To call it to all it ‘cashing in’ is a bit misleading.

"I would have done it without any money. The first story I didn’t take any payment.

"The reason I started taking money, the situation through the media and my own, I found it hard to get a job for a long time. I couldn’t make money any other way."

Amy Winehouse's ex Blake Fielder-Civil slams family for 'cashing in' with hologram plan

Blake claimed he has shouldered all responsibility for her drug taking
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Amy Winehouse's ex Blake Fielder-Civil slams family for 'cashing in' with hologram plan

Blake said he still had feelings for Amy
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Blake said he had taken the blame for unhealthy aspects of Winehouse’s life that may have played a part in her death at 27.

He claimed they had a "tempestuous" relationship, and that his new partner, who he has two children with, knows that they could be together if Amy was still alive.

Blake said: "The drug thing is something attributed to me for years. Me and Amy used drugs together for six months of our marriage. Before that Amy didn’t do drugs, she smoked cannabis. I did heroin four or five times. I’m not willing to be the only person anymore. I feel like I’m the only person that has taken responsiblity.

"I think since the last film that came out about Amy there been a shift of blame to other parts. Before that I was responsible. Amy didn’t do anything she didn’t want to do. I will always carry a burden of guilt."

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am

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