Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends at 20: what happened next?

Louis Theroux attempts to swing Credit: BBC

It’s been 20 years since Louis Theroux’s cult BBC documentary series Weird Weekends investigated strange and wonderful subcultures – first in the US and later around the world.

The show first aired on January 15 1998, and had a gonzo-style curiosity that fit perfectly with the late 1990s obsession with the excesses and eccentricities of Americana. But it was thrusting Louis and his awkward, quintessential Britishness into the scenarios that made it – a cunning means of using irreverent quips and blank expressions to uncover the human stories behind everything from porno and patriotism to wrestling and white supremacy.

Here are the 10 best moments, and updates on what happened to some of his most memorable guest stars.

1. Going to hell

The first ever Weird Weekends sees Louis travel to Texas, where he meets born-again Christians. But he can’t bring himself to say a prayer, let alone accept...

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