We know him usually as the fun-loving cheer spreader, when he has participated in programs such as 'Paradise Hotel' and 'Divas in the jungle', but on Thursday night it is something more serious Philip May, tv viewers are going to meet.
Here goes the TV2 programme 'Operation X' close to the Defense, and the host Morten Spiegelhauer investigate among other things the big mistakes that have been made, when that has been bought weapons and ammunition, which hasn't worked properly.
Mistakes have cost human lives. In the 2010 deaths of two soldiers in one incident, when a grenade from the Expal exploded accidentally during an exercise because of a so-called rotordrejning – a mistake on the grenade. It writes TV2.
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the Incident is one, which since that day has been deep in the Philip May. The two killed soldiers were his soldatervenner. He has previously told about in the 'To dinner with', while he also honestly told of his grief for the Extra Magazine.
Now, he opens up again for the episode and the experiences and problems he had himself, when he was a soldier. It happens in Thursday's episode of 'Operation X', which can already be seen on the TV2 Play.
In the program examine the host Morten Spiegelhauer a number of purchases of ammunition for the Danish defence. It turns out to be a story about errors on errors on errors. Photo: Sebastian Fernblad/TV2
'Operation X' can, among other things, disclose to the Defense in 2017 entered into a new agreement for the purchase of more grenades from the Spanish manufacturer Expal, although there had been numerous flaws with the products since 2006.
- It is quite good night, that you can not just buy something that works, and it is little wonder that you are sitting with a thought that it is good, one is out of the show, if that is how it is done. Anyway I think also on all your companions in there (with the Defense, red.). We were pissebange. The feeling sitting there still, every time you put a grenade in the tube, so had a feeling that it would go wrong, says Philip May, among other things in that section.
Usually are Philip May something of a humørbombe, but the grief over the loss of two fellow soldiers have filled much of the realitystjernen. Photo: Anthon Unger
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For Philip May is it not easy to think of the episode, and it was also quite easy to open up during the filming of 'Operation X'. The he says to Ekstra Bladet.
It was obviously a tough game and a really sore subject. But it was a necessity, says realitydeltageren and tells, why he chose to come forward:
I chose to help, because I think the story should be out - and if I had the opportunity to prevent that such a thing is going to happen again, I could not say no.
Morten Spiegelhauer and 'Operation X' to find out that it does not address completely, as the Defense has previously announced. Photo: Sebastian Fernblad / TV2
In the course of the programme uncovers 'Operation X' a variety of errors by the different equipment, and they dig down in the episode, where the Defense initially stated that it probably was a mistake of the two soldiers, which cost them their lives.
Such was the however, is not - but it is not that big a surprise to Philip May,
- It is a thought, you've always gone and had - if it really could have been a personal error. But I am glad that there will be dug in it, so that, hopefully, comes to an end on the whole, he says.
You can see all of the revelations in the 'Operation X' Thursday at 20:00 on TV2 or now on TV2 Play.