The face usually on the big smile and good mood, when 'The big bagedyst'-finalisten Micki Cheng hits the screen.
But in tonight's episode of 'To the dinner at the' he opens up about a tough family tragedy: That his father beat his mother's boyfriend to death and burned the body.
- My mother and father divorced when I was nine-ten years old, and I remember not so much what happened, but the long and short of it is that my father beat my mother's boyfriend to death, burned him up in Blokhus, has got a judgment for it and said that it was him that made it, says the 30-year-old Micki Cheng in the program and continues:
My mother's new boyfriend was not a good guy. My mother took a trip to Vietnam after the divorce to get away from it all and get a break, and my mother's friend took care of us. So come to him, the boyfriend and say: 'Where is she?', and her friend says: 'It I tell you not'. Him here skidetosset and says: 'I take the kids, and so I do not know what I do to them'.
- It, she responds to my mother's friend, and calling to my grandfather, who is calling my dad, calling to our school and say that they have to send us home right now. It, I have been told subsequently, also of the educators, it is that he showed up ten minutes later to fetch us.
the Face of the Additional Blade 13. October 2015.
the Father received a sentence of 12 years in prison for the killing, which took place in 1999 and the deaths of 23-year-old Van Long Nguyen life. The charred corpse was found by passers-by beach visitors six days after the killing.
Extra Magazine could be the first to tell Mickis history in 2015, which the kageglade tv personality can easily remember, as he takes the phone.
- It was in no way pleasant to see his face on a flyer. Much as one can try in his life, but it happens not so often. It was an experience, he says.
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He told his story in the program, in the hope that he can help others who are in a difficult situation.
- It is never easy to talk about things that are so fierce, and which has had so much meaning to one's life, as it has been. But if I can tell my story and show that you can get up out of the dark hole, when it looks allersortest out, so do I like it. I tell the story as the first, when I meet a new colleague, but if people ask, I answer, like, say Micki Cheng.
Micki Cheng tells about the tragic family history in the program. Photo: Bjorn Jakobsen/Chronically Group
He says that the family tried to shield him from what had happened. He was on a weekend or holiday stay at a friend's house, and when he came home, his was in prison.
- I found the first out of what had happened later. My father was in prison, and my mother's boyfriend was away, but I have no sense of time, he explains.
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Micki Cheng has spent the last 20 years of his life to fight for to become a better and more positive person, which you can see, when you experience him on the screen. Already when he reached adolescence, he began to put his focus on school instead of his father's deed, but he acknowledges that it has not made it easier to be Micki.
- It has never been something that I have spoken aloud about, and I have always been sorry that happened. My school teachers and my nearest was the only one who knew it. I have not had the desire to talk about it, for it opens up for things and cases, unanswered questions and feelings you have dug down, " says Micki Cheng and tells that he feels like a victim in the case.
- I have not had a father figure in my life. It has been hard, when I with my comrades have been able to see their mother and father enjoy themselves. For it, I had not even, he explains.
This week's team in 'For dinner at': Kirsten Skaarup from the 'Farmer looking for love', Micki Cheng from 'The big bagedyst', Philip May from the various as examples reality programmes such and Rachel Ellebye from 'Year 0'. Photo: Bjorn Jakobsen/Chronically Group
En Ekstra Bladet described the matter back in 2015, told Micki Cheng, he did not know where he would be today, if not the danger, had shot his mother's boyfriend - something he did not want to elaborate. Now, four years later, he tells that it was a reference to the unannounced visit at the school.
- It, I thought then, was, to think if he had come to fetch us, had taken us, and we had not been sent home. What would have happened? There are a great many unknowns, he says.
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the Father was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but was, according to Micki Cheng released after eight or nine years. He died two years ago, but before that they managed to build up a relationship.
- After he came out, we built quietly the relationship up again. When you come from a traditional asian family, so you're talking not about emotions and how some things, but we talked a bit about it, and then I said 'okay, I get it, I can get, accept it and get over it'. So we ended up getting a really good relationship, and my parents could also well together, he says, and rounds of:
- the Reason that I choose to open up for things like that here, violent and hard mobing, and it jump out, is to tell people that it is okay, and that they are not alone. There are others that today have it worse than I had at the time. That is to say, that there is hope, you just need to have the determination to get there. It, I have lived really after, is to find joy in the things that make me happy. Whether it's a strawberry pie or a cat. It has worked for me to focus on the positive.
'For dinner at' can be seen Monday to Thursday on TV3.