The call to emergency services reporting the death of a man found in a swimming pool at Michael Barrymore's then home in Roydon, Essex has been released for the first time.
The audio recording of the 999 call is part of Channel 4’s documentary Barrymore: The Body In The Pool, which explores the unexplained death of 31-year-old Stuart Lubbock in 2001 after attending a party at the entertainer's home.
In the call, a partygoer is heard saying: “A fella has drowned in the pool. We have got them out.”
He tells the phone operator: “There’s a party going on and someone has just gone out and found him.”
He goes on: “I tell you what mate, the first time I’ve been out in four f****** years, I have me kids every weekend, and f****** hell. You don’t expect it do you?”
“I think the geezer’s dead mate,” he adds.
The documentary is set to air on Channel 4 on Thursday night at 9pm and will explore the night of Lubbock's death and the aftermath.
Barrymore, who has consistently denied any involvement in Lubbock's death, was arrested in 2007 but was never charged with any offence.
The 67-year-old went on to seek compensation from Essex Police for £2.5 million for loss of earnings, but Court of Appeal judges concluded Barrymore would be entitled to only “nominal” damages.
Last year, he expressed a desire to meet with Lubbock's father Terry in order "to get closure".
The 74-year-old who appears in the documentary has continually campaigned for justice for his son.
He told PA news agency: "Stuart’s at peace now. No-one can hurt him anymore.
“But the ones who were there on the night that he died must never have any peace. Never."
With additional reporting by PA.