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Jeremy Kyle is an ex-gambler, ex-alcoholic, ex-radio presenter and current TV presenter who suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His show is one of the best known shows in the UK and it's been brought over to the US. Instead of holding his peace, Jeremy Kyle speaks his mind, often in an aggressive manner. But he's got security guards and an audience behind him and the show exposes their guests as rotten chavs. If he hadn't have had all those people behind him, he'd probably keep his mouth shut.
Some people will do anything for their fifteen minutes of fame, particularly with those Reality TV Tarts that ITV spit out of these talent shows. Even accuse their husband with sleeping with Kerry Kotona. Watching The Jeremy Kyle Show is very much like smoking. You know it's bad, but you feel that you need it.
It usually includes verbal wars that lead to DNA tests, lie detectors, more arguments, various breakdowns and hundreds of ways for Jeremy Kyle to break down. It's quite repetitive to be honest, but once in a blue moon you'll find some interesting guests and the chemistry between Jeremy and them simply explode.
I think The Jeremy Kyle show is great sometimes. There are times where you do laugh and feel better about yourself after watching the show, but it's at the expense of other people's pain. It gives a terrible reflection of our country. It somehow makes me think how lucky I am not to have been in such a situation like the ones they show on Jeremy Kyle.
My personal favourite moment was when Jeremy Kyle got lobbed on the head by a envelope. The way he still tried to act like he was in charge. I thought it was a nice bit of karma. Jeremy Kyle takes pride in his "old fashioned values". Of course I had no idea that following women to the lady's toilets was old-fashioned.
I do think the show has genuine guests and also some actors. I've heard events where the police had to be involved in the show because of violent outburst that where cut from the show. I do however think that there's some fixing because I've never seen any posh people go on the show. The majority of the guests always seem to appear in scruffy, plain or skimpy clothes. I think it gives off some fake illusions to other countries that everyone in the benefit and working class of the UK are scum.
The show apparently aims to help people. They provide backstage therapists and counselling but on what you see on the screen is a bit different. I wouldn't call it a talk show because to me it's just a playground for demented and bored adults. Certain body language and waffle they come out with is so ridiculous that I should be ashamed for finding any of it amusing.
Jeremy Kyle is the ring leader of this playground while these poor unfortunate souls and actors publicly humiliate themselves with their tales while the audience just sit and cheer the moment Jeremy flips. These kind of shows don't work, do they? Some of the guests and actors always come back for unfinished business. I think these kind of shows add insult to injury. Those poor actors are never going to get that Oscar Role they where so desperate for.
I think the show is good for debatable discussions. There have been times I found it had some educational messages on it. Many lessons that are learned the hard way at another's expense. I have mixed feelings about the show, while the show can be entertaining it's usually pretty disgusting. I have never been able to watch a complete episode of the show. I'd find it very hard to recommend the show as a whole as I do find it a chore. I'd probably share some clips to friends, but I don't fancy going through an entire sitting through the show.
It's on every weekday on ITV 1 from 9:30 to 10:30 and is repeated on ITV2. Various clips available on youtube.