The Jeremy Kyle Show has seen some hugely controversial moments over the 14 years that it aired.
From huge bust-ups to shocking revelations, host Jeremy Kyle has seen it all.
The format of the show with its DNA tests and lie detectors meant there were always sure to be explosions and it never failed to be shocking.
The guests ranged from cheating spouses, to body modification obsessors to terrible parents to actual sexual predators.
But the biggest controversies of the show were the impact that appearing had on the guests afterwards, with the programme being cancelled in 2019 after one guest committed suicide.
To celebrate Jeremy's birthday, we take a look back on his most outrageous and explosive guests ever to appear on the show.
Mum who encouraged daughter to sleep with sugar daddies to fund plastic surgery
One shocking guest pushed her daughter to to sleep with older men in order to get money to fund the mother-daughter duo’s surgery addiction.
Georgina Clarke, 41, appeared on the Kyle Files with her 23-year-old daughter Kayla where they admitted that they had used the money to fund a whopping £60,000 worth of surgery between them.
Kayla said she planned her first breast enlargement at the age of just 11 and explained that she was desperate to look like Katie Price.
She added: "I just remember really wanting it done. It's a lot of pressure on being a young girl nowadays, the whole Kim Kardashian thing, Instagram thing, selfie thing.
"And if you aren't secure and happy in yourself, and you have the money then you will go and do them.”
However Jeremy was shocked at the relationship and said he found it “disgusting” that Georgina encouraged her daughter to sleep with sugar daddies just to fund her plastic surgery treatments.
He said: “If my 18-year-old daughter was sleeping with a 50-year-old man in return for money to have her boobs done or her lips, I wouldn't think of myself as a very good parent Georgina.”
Father who had sex with step-daughter
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A father appeared on the show to take a DNA test to find out if his step-daughter’s seven-month old daughter was his.
Vinnie was revealed on a previous episode of the show to have slept with both his stepdaughters while married to their mother.
Dismayed Jeremy asked: "What's the matter with you? That's a whole family!”
Vinnie replied: "You couldn't help who you fall in love with."
Jeremy fired back: "The family is messed up because you've had sex with most of them that's why!"
The DNA test ended up proving that Vinnie was the father of his stepdaughter Leanne’s baby and Jeremy couldn’t help adding: "Even I find this quite shocking, I thought I would be desensitised until the very end.
"Basically her granddad is her dad.”
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Ted Richards’s appearance on the show gave viewers a shock when he admitted that he had cut off his own ears to look like his pet parrots.
Showing off his exotic birds backstage, Ted explained to Jeremy his desire to resemble the feathery creatures even stretched to wanting to have surgery on his eyes.
Jeremy asked him: "Do you want to look like a parrot?”
Ted replied: "Obviously I'm not going to look exactly like them. They have their eyes on the side of their head.
"But if I could have my eyes moved I would.”
The 57-year-old had his outer ears removed in a six-hour operation, and replaced with pins at the side of his head in order to continue wearing glasses.
Ted’s bizarre transformation also included subdermal star implants in his head, horns that he screws into his head as well as multiple piercings and over 100 tattoos.
Ted said that before he met his girlfriend Suzannah, he saw his parrots, Elliem, Teaka, Temineh, Jake and Bubi as the closest thing to family.
"Before I was with Suzannah I was with nobody, and to me they were my children. They even sleep in my bed,” he added.
While Jeremy confessed to initially thinking that Ted was “weird” he could not deny that he seemed genuinely happy with his appearance and declared: “There’s nothing wrong with being different.”
The lovers who were secretly brothers
In one of the most shocking DNA results the show has ever seen, two men in a relationship discovered they were actually half-brother.
Paul and Lee met on an internet dating site, speaking for two years before eventually hooking up.
But when it was time for Lee’s mum Ena to meet Paul, she was struck by his resemblance to her ex-husband Ron.
Once she discovered he shared the same surname she became convinced that Paul was her son and Lee’s secret half-brother.
Paul had been put into foster care at 18 months because Ena already had four children and “couldn’t cope” after splitting from his dad, before she remarried and gave birth to Lee.
Paul and Lee appeared on the show to get a DNA test and when the results were read out they were horrified.
Lee said: "It makes me sick. It makes me basically feel horrible. I can't describe it.”
It was later revealed that the pair had moved on but remained close as brothers.
Guest who ‘punched, kicked and disfigured’ girlfriend over lie detector
Back in 2009, 23-year-old Rebecca Langley failed a lie detector test about cheating on her boyfriend Jamie Juste.
Later when the pair watched the episode at home, Juste launched into a frenzied attack on Rebecca.
A court heard how he “punched and kicked her repeatedly in the face, leaving her temporarily disfigured”.
Juste was jailed for two years but the judge slammed the show for persuading “foolish and gullible people” to expose their private lives on television and said the couple “must have suffered considerable mortification and embarrassment.”
However the show’s producers denied any blame, with a spokesperson saying: “The programme provides an opportunity for people to resolve pre-existing disputes and personal issues on neutral territory, with the offer of counselling, mediation and support, which is on-going following their appearances.”
Guest commits suicide
Finally the most controversial moment of the show happened off air when a guest committed suicide shortly after filming.
Steve Dymond passed away after becoming increasingly stressed about the results of a lie detector test he took to prove he was not cheating.
His death resulted in the show being permanently axed after 14 years.
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Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO, released a statement saying: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.
“The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.
“Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond."
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