Louis Theroux has shared some news about Drinking To Oblivion's Joe Walker

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Louis Theroux reduced viewers to tears when his powerful documentary Drinking To Oblivion was broadcast back in April.

The BBC Two programme explored alcohol abuse in Britain, with Louis meeting a number of people who were dangerously addicted.

Viewers who took to Twitter to express their thoughts were particularly moved by the story of 32-year-old alcoholic Joe Walker.

Documentary maker Louis Theroux (BBC)
Documentary maker Louis Theroux (BBC)

He started drinking to oblivion after a break-up and Louis' documentary presented his struggle in distressing detail.

However, a tweet from Louis will cheer up anyone who watched because Joe has been clean and sober for eight months.

The news was greeted with joy on Twitter.

Hooray for Joe