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to wonder why all these people want to air the ins and outs of their relationships on Jeremy Kyle?

(26 Posts)
SophisticatedFury Tue 15-Jan-13 09:36:35

I've been through so much crap with my ex (and on going) that Jeremy Kyle would have a field day. Still, I'd never air my dirty laundry on there.

squeakytoy Tue 15-Jan-13 09:38:20

It is seen as a badge of honour to the type of people who actually want to go on there.

WillowFae Tue 15-Jan-13 09:39:05

A friend of mine's mum keeps trying to persuade her to go on JK to shame her into losing weight!!! shock

shotofexpresso Tue 15-Jan-13 09:51:55

Oh god 'I had my baby in prison but I don't know who the father is' :O

just why.....poor baby.

SkinnybitchWannabe Tue 15-Jan-13 09:53:04

They get a freebie night in a hotel and probably get their travel expenses paid as well.
There's so much I could say about the 'guests'on there but I'll keep my mouth shut wink

DSM Tue 15-Jan-13 09:53:32

I don't ever want to understand the mindset of the kind of people who go on Jeremy Kyle

McBalls Tue 15-Jan-13 09:54:24

God knows.
Don't know why anyone watches it either.

JaponicaTroggs Tue 15-Jan-13 10:27:30

Have had the misfortune to have known plenty of people like this. Their self obsessed lives revolve around drama, the arguments they've had and what other people have said about them ( nothing else to occupy their minds). Their usual lives are just like on Jeremy Kyle, they are just getting a bigger audience for it. It will be the best thing that's ever happened to them, the pinnacle of their achievment.

JaponicaTroggs Tue 15-Jan-13 10:27:54


PandaOnAPushBike Tue 15-Jan-13 10:30:29

On the other hand, Trisha Goddard once said that she wouldn't have a show if desperate people were getting the help and support they needed in real life.

Crawling Tue 15-Jan-13 10:32:25

I knew someone as a teenager who was recently on there. Im not that surprised thats where he ended up.

Bellerophon Tue 15-Jan-13 11:34:47

They hope Jeremy will act as an arbiter. The civil courts don't deal with affairs of the heart, and some families lack strong matriarchs.

It's sad to see the worst of British culture on screen, but America is arguably worse.

If it helps people self-reflect, it's great, I say. But people live and die in those towns, there's little in the way of perspective.

threesypeesy Thu 17-Jan-13 09:22:14

i hate the cringe worth show it also shocks me the amount of mothers who dont know who there childs dad is seariously!!!!

some people have no shame

TodaysAGoodDay Thu 17-Jan-13 09:27:38

I had a friend who went on there once, she wanted a DNA test to prove to her kid's dad he was the father. He wouldn't believe her. Turns out she was wrong anyway hahaha

TodaysAGoodDay Thu 17-Jan-13 09:30:21

Meant to add, I've no idea why anyone would want to go on TV and tell the world about all the crap in their lives. The fighting ones get me, what possesses people, honestly?

hattymattie Thu 17-Jan-13 09:33:58

I once watched it and thought they must be actors as I couldn't quite get my head round the fact that such horrible people were out there and that they would want punch each other up on the telly.

Fakebook Thu 17-Jan-13 09:41:24

Because its the only attention they will receive during the course of their pathetic and mundane lives. They're also aggravated by JK's team so they air more than they need to.

DameMargotFountain Thu 17-Jan-13 09:41:45

because, looking upthread, some people find other people's misery and problems funny or like a circus 'let's point at the horrible people' mentality sad

as the saying goes 'nowt so queer as folk'

Namely Thu 17-Jan-13 09:52:56

Taught a child whose mum and dad were on JK. It was a 'leave me alone I am with her now' type affair. He has 3 children in the same year at school with 3 different women. They all lived very dramatic lives.

WhereYouLeftIt Thu 17-Jan-13 10:10:23

I'm guessing the people who appear on his show have been watching it (and others like it) themselves for so long that it has been normalised. They see it all the time; I guess it's all a bit 'monkey see, monkey do'. They just don't see it as strange.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Thu 17-Jan-13 10:10:47

My friend was in the same year at school with a JK guest, she was shagging other men behind her fellas back, she had a couple of kids i think.

Floralnomad Thu 17-Jan-13 10:15:21

Some people are just such exhibitionists that they want the 'celebrity' of being on TV. They haven't got the talent for X factor so this is their equivalent!

GregBishopsBottomBitch Thu 17-Jan-13 10:25:32

Flora We should know by now that you dont need talent to go on X Factor. Just be annoyingly entertaining.

vivatregina Thu 17-Jan-13 10:58:21

My JK fantasy is if some mega intelligent contestants appear on the show (obviously minus gowns and mortar boards) pretending to be the 'usual' types and then suddenly become extremely articulate and offering reasoned arguments quoting as many bon mots from any number of the greatest minds of the previous century to back up their facts and wipe the faux concerned and unbelievably patronising look off JKs face.

ZZZenAgain Thu 17-Jan-13 11:01:20

I assumed they get paid to do it

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