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The Jerry Springer Show is only unique to American audiences, although the concept is rehashed everywhere: have a bunch of trashy people on your show, have them talk about their cheating spouses, give them a lie detector test and then follow them around as they cry/celebrate that the baby isn’t theirs. It’s nothing new by any stretch of the imagination, but it works almost universally.
So when I say that The Jeremy Kyle Show is basically the same as Jerry Springer but for British people, I mean that The Jeremy Kyle Show is basically the same as Jerry Springer but for British people. Did I write the same thing twice in a row? Yep. Did it still make sense? Yep. Are we going to move on from here like nothing weird happened? Yep.
During an episode of TJKS, Kyle asked a guest about her sex life with her boyfriend, whom she suspected to have slept with her cousin. Kyle got more than he bargained for, however, when her response was less than complimentary, even if she didn’t realize it herself. “When Simon has sex with me, it only lasts… not even five minutes. He can’t wait to [REDACTED].”
People on Twitter felt the same as Jim Carrey:
Then again, if you didn’t want your dirty laundry aired for 15 minutes of fame…why go on television in the first place?