Gosling: 'I told police dead lover's name'
TELEVISION presenter Ray Gosling has revealed that he did tell police the identity of the lover he has confessed to killing.
The 70-year-old, of Colville Court, Nottingham city centre, was arrested on suspicion of murder last week after "confessing" on TV to a killing.
Ray Gosling said that police released him on bail after he told them the name
The freelance presenter told BBC East Midlands' Inside Out show he had smothered his partner, who had Aids.
He was released on bail – but only after revealing the identity of his lover to police.
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In an exclusive interview with the Post, he said: "If I'd not told them who it was, I'd still be locked up now."
He said he would not reveal his lover's identity to anyone but the police to protect his family. "It was a private love affair," he said.
He did not expect the amount of publicity that has surrounded his revelation but added: "I don't regret saying what I did on the television.
"The BBC didn't use me. They let me decide what I wanted to say. They told me the risks of doing it."
He said watching his mother die after a ten-year battle with breast cancer and seeing another partner die, had influenced the decision to help his lover end his life.
Mr Gosling is on bail until April, while police carry out further inquiries and has vowed to continue making programmes and continue to write his autobiography, a copy of which was seized by police.
"What happens to me, I've got no idea," he said.
He has been touched by the support from people in the city. "I love this city," he said. "My shoulders are bruised from all of the hugs I have had."
He also thanked the police for the way he was treated in custody and apologised to his neighbours for being "stalked by the world's media".