A Jeremy Kyle guest, whose violent boyfriend has since been jailed for beating her, claims producers urged the couple to stay together even though they knew he was aggressive.
Dawne Mair, 25, appeared on the ITV programme, that has now been cancelled, with her partner Andrew Hough six times.
Kyle helped the pair stay together in March, even though Ms Mair claims he knew her bully boyfriend had violently grabbed her by the neck the last time they went on the show.
Dawne Mair, 25, (right) claims producers urged her to stay with Andrew Hough (left), who has since been jailed for beating her
Ms Mair claims producers took advantage of their bitter relationship and says they were urged to stay together for the benefit of entertainment.
She also said the show offered no aftercare or counselling.
Six months after their last appearance, a raging Hough held a kitchen knife to his partner’s throat and punched her in the face.
The attack – coming a month after Ms Mair gave birth to their daughter – has left her with damaged ligaments in her eye.
Six months after their last appearance on Jeremy Kyle, a raging Hough held a kitchen knife to his partner’s throat and punched her in the face. Pictured: Ms Mair’s injuries
Ms Mair said: ‘The last time we were on Jeremy Kyle, it was over Andy battering me – he wanted the help.
‘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 for the relationship and we never got the counselling.
‘They didn’t help us in any way shape or form.’
Judge Heather Lloyd described Hough as a ‘violent bully’, as she sentenced him to one year in prison at Preston Crown Court last month.
Hough, of Blackpool, Lancashire, was also slapped with a five year restraining order – after admitting actual bodily harm.
Judge Heather Lloyd described Hough as a ‘violent bully’, as she sentenced him to one year in prison at Preston crown court last month
The court heard that Hough subjected Ms Mair – who had been on the show seven times herself – to emotional abuse on a regular basis.
They had blazing rows during their on-off relationship.
Ms Mair, also of Blackpool, discovered she was expecting Hough’s child from the divisive TV presenter during the filming after taking a pregnancy test.
The couple stayed engaged and in August Ms Maire gave birth to Bethanie-Rose.
Yet following the birth of their daughter, Hough became more controlling.
Speaking after the hearing, Ms Mair said: ‘I wasn’t allowed to leave the house on my own.
‘I wasn’t allowed to do anything.’
The court heard that on October 5, the mother-of-four told Hough she wanted to end their engagement.
The manipulative brute proceeded to write a fake suicide note to pressure Ms Mair into staying with him.
Prosecutor Stephen Parker said: ‘It is not the first time he has done such things and she thought it was a way for him to play on her emotions – emotional abuse.’
The following day, Hough continued to try and coerce her.
The controlling thug held two different knives to his neck and wrist, before turning a blade on the new mum screaming: ‘If I can’t have you, nobody will.’
He pushed the weapon into Ms Mair’s neck before sprinting out into the street.
As Ms Mair followed him to calm him down, the brute began showering her with a torrent of abuse.
Ms Mair claims producers on the show took advantage of their bitter relationship and says they were urged to stay together for the benefit of entertainment
He called her a ‘s***,’ ‘w***e’ and ‘unfit mother.’
Ms Mair responded: ‘Get to f***, you are dead to me.’
The thug then walloped the new mother with a crushing blow to the right of her face.
As a tearful Ms Mair called the police, Hough continued to hurl abuse at her.
When Hough was interviewed he tried to brush it off as ‘a lovers’ tiff’, however he was eventually convicted and locked up behind bars.
Kyle helped the pair stay together in March, even though Ms Mair claims he knew her bully boyfriend had violently grabbed her by the neck the last time they went on the show. Ms Mair pictured on an episode
‘I was terrified, I thought I was going to die,’ Ms Mair said.
‘I saw that light at the end of the tunnel.
‘I thought my mum and dad were going to bury me.
‘The thought of him harming Bethanie-Rose makes me feel upset, hurt, scared.’
And Ms Mair had a message to other victims of domestic abuse.
Mr Hough’s attack – coming a month after Ms Mair (right) gave birth to their daughter – has left her with damaged ligaments in her eye
She said: ‘It’s okay to be scared, it’s okay to want to get away.
‘There are people out there that will help you build a new life.
‘You’ll wake up one morning and feel like a weight has lifted off your shoulders.
‘You’ll be able to smile again and not have to fake a smile.’
Sentencing, Judge Lloyd told Hough: ‘Dawne Mair is the mother of your child and it appears you have subjected her to emotional abuse on a regular basis.
‘She says the relationship with you has been awful.’
She explained: ‘You held a knife to her throat and abused her, calling her a w**** and a s*** and made appalling remarks to her, which inevitably she responded.
‘Then you punched her.
‘When you were arrested you said it was a lovers’ tiff. There was absolutely nothing loving about it.
‘You are a violent bully.’
Ms Mair said producers of The Jeremy Kyle Show would call the pair up to get them to appear on the programme.
She would get trolled over her missing teeth after appearing on the show, and said it left her suicidal.
She blasted: ‘Jeremy Kyle didn’t do anything the last time we were on.
Ms Mair said producers of The Jeremy Kyle Show would call the pair up to get them to appear on the programme. Pictured: Ms Mair on an episode
‘He thought we should stay together.
‘He didn’t help me though, and the aftercare didn’t help me either.’
‘Jeremy knew what Andrew had done to me, and they didn’t give me the help or the support.
‘Jeremy Kyle didn’t give him the help.’
The controversial show was permanently pulled in May after the death of guest Steve Dymond.
Mr Dymond was found dead in a Portsmouth hotel room a week after he was confronted on the show about his relationship with his partner Jane Callaghan.
The 63-year old failed a love-cheat lie-detector test on an edition of the show which has not been broadcast.
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.’