Fred and Rose West documentary air date revealed after last-minute cancellation

ITV dramatically pulled an explosive new documentary on Fred and Rose West last week.

The last-minute cancellation, which was attributed to ‘legal reasons’, meant the show was postponed and scheduled for a later date.

An ITV representative told us: "Broadcast has been postponed for legal reasons and the film will be scheduled for a later date."

ITV has now revealed when Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald will hit our screens.

Viewers will be able to see veteran broadcaster Trevor McDonald investigate the couple in just two weeks time.

Fred and Rose West documentary air date revealed after last-minute cancellation

An explosive documentary on Fred and Rose West will airs in two weeks time
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Fred and Rose West documentary air date revealed after last-minute cancellation

Trevor McDonald at Gloucester cathedral Cathedral
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The reshuffle means the documentary will finally air on February 21, according to The Sun .

The new documentary, presented by Sir Trevor McDonald will shed new light on the crimes that shocked the nation

It suggests for the first time that Rose was more violent than her husband.

Fred and Rose West documentary air date revealed after last-minute cancellation

Trevor McDonald looking at the case wall

In the programme, Sir Trevor revisits the site of the infamous ‘house of horrors’ on 25 Cromwell Street, as reported by Gloucestershire Live – which has been torn down but never to be forgotten.

There are exclusive interviews with people who have not spoken before publicly about the serial killings.

This includes the heartbroken sisters of one of Fred and Rose West’s victims , who appeared on This Morning last week.

Mary-Ann Mitchell said that she wanted her sister’s killer to "rot in hell", while Belinda Mott called for a "very slow electric chair" for Rose.

Fred and Rose West documentary air date revealed after last-minute cancellation

Mary-Ann Mitchell and Belinda Mott spoke about their grief for their sister on This Morning
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Fred and Rose West documentary air date revealed after last-minute cancellation

Juanita Mott was among the nine bodies discovered at 25 Cromwell Street

Early reports about the documentary suggest it will focus on the part played by Rose West.

The documentary would also suggest she was “actively involved” and was the friendly face that lured some of the couple’s 12 victims to their death by helping to kidnap them.

It follows Fred’s niece speaking out about the ‘unreal’ moment her teenage cousin’s body was found for another TV programme marking the anniversary of the killings.

*Fred and Rose West: The Real Story airs on ITV at 9pm on February 21

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