Amy Winehouse flies in St Lucia faith healer to help in desperate battle with drink and drugs
This is the man who Amy Winehouse is relying on to keep her on the straight and narrow.
The hedonistic singer, 26, met faith healer Peter Hippolyte during her lengthy stay in St Lucia earlier this year.
And now the booze and drugs junkie is flying him over to England to help keep her demons at bay.
Her rock: Amy Winehouse has flown her faith healer Peter Hippolyte to the UK after meeting him in the Caribbean
Peter has described how he put an end to her wild ways in the Caribbean and even stopped her boozing.
'I have healing hands and I talk to her and explain things to her,' he told Heat magazine.
'She's a wonderful girl and she believes in me. I am coming back to England to help her.'
talked about his therapy sessions with the star, who became addicted to
drink and drugs when with estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil.
He claims the have rescued Amy from her hedonistic lifestyle and stopped her boozing, seen here in London last November
He said: 'We hug each other, we kiss each other and I put my hands on her shoulder.
tell her not to worry and we sing to each other. When I come to the UK,
I will use my hands to help heal her and use my psychological healing
to organise her mind.
'We will say prayers together and she will drink bush tea with antioxidants.'
However, despite Amy trying to turn her life around it seems it will be a long time before she manages to shrug off her tarnished image.
Needle in the arm: But the singer is the subject of a spoof television show in which an Amy Winehouse lookalike mocks up a series of pictures of her
The Back To Black singer is the subject of a television programme by artist Alison Jackson, famed for her images of celebrity lookalikes.
It will feature in the South Bank Show and sees Jackson auditioning Winehouse lookalikes to create a series of photos of the singer.
In some she is pictured with a needle in her arm and in another a
syringe in her thigh as she lies on a bed in just her underwear.
casting call sees her coaxing the wannabes - two of whom are school
teachers during their normal lives, as well as an actress, a
professional singer and a full-time lookalike - into singing and
dancing along to top 10 hit Rehab.
Spot the difference: Artist Alison Jackson taking pictures of the lookalikes during the audition process
The full story about Amy's faith healer appears in Heat magazine, out now
However all five proved to be No
Good - and she opted for another batch for the final shoot.
said of the singer: 'She is a car crash waiting to happen, a fabulous
talent in the prime of her life teetering on the edge of tragedy.
story is an interesting one because we don't even think of her as a
talented woman anymore - we see her primarily as a drug addict.
an extremely tragic story and I suppose we can't stop watching her
because it's like looking into the back of an open ambulance or craning
our necks to see an accident on the motorway.'
Jackson will also be seen trying to recruit lookalikes for President Barack Obama and Cheryl Cole.
'The more normal the hairstyle, the more difficult it is to find the lookalike,' she said.
• The film will be shown at 10.30pm on Sunday on ITV1.
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