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Jeremy Kyle Show under fire once again as former guest makes horrific claims

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A couple in a toxic relationship were "urged to stay together for the benefit of entertainment" by bosses at the Jeremy Kyle Show , it has been claimed. A woman who says she was beaten up by her violent partner has spoken out as the heat remains on the axed show.

Dawne Mair and her boyfriend Andrew Hough were repeatedly booked for the controversial series despite things deteriorating between them. She claims in the Daily Star that they took advantage of their bitter relationship. They weren't given the support they needed, she says and took aim at the host too.

Jeremy Kyle in a suit and tie sitting on a bench: More heat is on Jeremy Kyle and telly bosses © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited More heat is on Jeremy Kyle and telly bosses The couple appeared on the show to deal with Hough’s anger issues and to prove Dawne was pregnant. She claims they were urged to stay together for the benefit of entertainment yet the show offered no aftercare or counselling.

Six months after their last TV appearance, Hough was convicted of ABH against his fiancée, weeks after she gave birth to their daughter. He held a kitchen knife to Dawne’s throat and punched her in the face after she ended the relationship. Dawne said: “The last time we were on Jeremy Kyle, it was over Andy battering me.

a screen shot of a person: Dawne Mair has made claims that she was urged to stay in an abusive relationship © The Jeremy Kyle Show/YouTube Dawne Mair has made claims that she was urged to stay in an abusive relationship “I was pregnant and it was for him to get help with his anger. But we never got the aftercare. We never got the therapy “Andrew had grabbed me by the throat and he had left marks on my neck.” She claimed the show knew that Andrew had been abusive to her and they didn’t give her the help or the support they needed.

The couple appeared on TV six times together – on one occasion getting engaged. Under-fire Kyle tried to rekindle their romance on their last appearance in March – eventually helping them to stay together. The show ended in May, after guest Steve Dymond died following filming. Trial judge Heather Lloyd described Hough as a “violent bully” as she sentenced him to one year in prison at Preston Crown Court.

a person posing for the camera: The 25-year-old says she found out she was pregnant on set © Triangle News The 25-year-old says she found out she was pregnant on set Hough, of Blackpool, Lancs, was slapped with a five-year restraining order after admitting ABH. The court heard Hough subjected Ms Mair to emotional abuse on a regular basis. They had rows during their on-off relationship. Dawne, 25, also of Blackpool, discovered she was expecting Hough’s child during filming after taking a pregnancy test.

In August, she gave birth to Bethanie-Rose. Yet following the birth of their daughter, Hough became more controlling. The court heard the mum-off our told Hough she wanted to end their engagement. He proceeded to write a fake suicide note to pressure Dawne into staying with him. She had a message to other victims of domestic abuse.

Jeremy Kyle sitting in a chair talking on a cell phone: The show won't be making a return to our screens © ITV The show won't be making a return to our screens Dawne said: “It’s okay to be scared, it’s okay to want to get away.” A spokesperson for ITV said: “The physical and mental health of everyone we work with is our highest priority and ITV is committed to working across the industry – including with other broadcasters and Ofcom - to share best practice."

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