Two people are being questioned on suspicion of murdering five children in a horrific house fire.
The youngsters, aged between five and 10, died in the inferno despite father Mick Philpott’s desperate attempts to save them.
A sixth child aged 13 was rushed to hospital and was tonight in a specialist burns unit.
Dad-of-17 Mr Philpott, who has appeared on ITV’s Jeremy Kyle Show and Ann Widdecombe Versus the Benefit Culture, lives in the semi-detached house with wife Mairead.
Another woman had also been residing with him but was said to have moved out recently after becoming tired of the love triangle.
The children who died were named as Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, seven, Jessie, six, and Jayden, five.
A woman, 28, was being held by police today on suspicion of their murder.
The tragedy happened on the same day Mr Philpott, 55, was due in court over a matter thought to relate to custody of his children.
He had previously hit headlines for demanding a larger council house after getting his wife and another woman pregnant at the same time.
He claimed he could not look after the two women and children properly because they are crammed into a three-bed semi.
The council had said the home where he was living was the biggest they had available.
Speaking in the past about his unusual home life, Mick said: “What man wouldn’t want two women?”