Emma Samuel loved her husband but never really knew who he was, until now.
Jlloyd Samuel was part of the first group of players to benefit from the big money TV deals that drove the ascendancy of the Premier League. Against the glamorous back-drop of WAG culture, young players entered the game unprepared and ill-advised on how to handle their wealth.
The Footballer, His Wife and the Crash details how Jlloyd’s footballing dream became a nightmare, as gambling debts, injury and family tensions came to the fore. It’s a cautionary tale of the reality of so many in the heady earlier days of the Premier League. Jlloyd’s widow Emma will reveal how – following Jlloyd’s death in 2018 when his Range Rover collided with a van and burst into flames, killing him instantly – she discovered not only that Jlloyd had seriously mismanaged his fortune, but also that he had a secret second life.
With exclusive access to Emma Samuel, and the people who had first-hand experience of the era, this two-part documentary reveals the truth behind this unbelievable story.