Louis Theroux To Take On Donald Trump In New Documentary


Everyone’s favourite investigative journalist is taking on the ‘phenomenon’ that is Donald Trump.

Before Trump took his place in the White House, Louis had commented that he ‘would be a disastrous president’ and now describes his investigation as an ‘amazing challenge’.

Describing the huge task of understanding Trump, Louis said:

The challenge with Trump would be… something so abhorrent that walks on two legs and is a human being, you have to explore where his foibles come from.


Louis Theroux is known for broaching gritty topics such as paedophilia, Nazis, alcoholism, and most recently, Scientology for which he won Best Film at the NME awards.

And the 46-year-old has a mysterious  new – as yet unnamed – three-part series which he filmed in America coming up on BBC 2.

Louis said to the Mirror:

It feels like a whole cultural, almost sea change in how the world is part of the post-Brexit wave of populism.

The story seems to change every day with Trump. There’s something new bubbling under. It’s hard to get your head around such a big subject.

Hopefully people will like it. It’s good.


Louis is well-loved because of how he objectively probes into difficult subject areas to reveal truth.

Standing by this goal, he recently hit out at Sky for cancelling their episode of Urban Myths about Michael Jackson after complaints from the late singer’s daughter Paris.

The release date for the series is yet to be announced but we’re all very excited.