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MICHAEL JACKSON’S sister LaToya has been to see the star’s pet chimp Bubbles in an emotional visit.

The singer has unbelievably been reunited with the former pet for a documentary called Michael Jackson And Bubbles: The Untold Story.

The documentary, which tells the story of the King of Pop’s bizarre relationship with the chimp, coincides with the first anniversary of Jackson’s death.

LaToya hadn’t seen Bubbles for 20 years.

She says in the show she remembers him as a young chimp who sat at the family table and ate with them.

A sobbing LaToya becomes emotional on first seeing the 27-year-old chimp and tells him: “Oh, I want to kiss you, I want to hug you but I know I can’t because you are so big.

“I miss you. Do you remember me, Bubbles? I think you remember me, don’t you?”

Bubbles’s home since 2005 has been a sanctuary in a remote area of Florida, surrounded by hundreds of trees, 30ft dunes and half a mile of elevated tunnels.

The chimp was born in 1983 in a lab and lived with Jacko from 1986 to 1992.

During those years he toured with Jackson to Japan, appeared in music videos and learned to moonwalk.

Bubbles was initially kept at the Jackson family’s Encino, Los Angeles, home, but was moved to Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in 1988.

There, he slept in a crib in Jackson’s bedroom, used the singer’s toilet and ate sweets in the Neverland cinema.

It was revealed in 2003 that Bubbles had matured into an aggressive adult chimp unsuitable as a pet.

He was sent away amid fears that he would harm Jackson’s youngest child, Prince Michael II.

Chimp sanctuary director Patti Ragan said: “Bubbles has adjusted beautifully – he has lots of places to explore in this habitat.”