Jeremy Kyle was knocked to the floor today as a dramatic on-stage fight broke out between two sisters on his ITV show.
Barely a couple of minutes into the segment – which was entitled ‘I’ll prove we’re not sisters – can you prove you’re not on drugs?’ – sister Kelly had enough of being talked about and stormed out from backstage, apparently knocking the 51-year-old presenter to the floor as she launched towards sister Emma.
Although the camera cut away to a shot of the shocked audience at that moment, Jeremy could be seen afterwards being helped to his feet by security.
Luckily, the aggressive guest was quickly removed by the security team and Jeremy seemed to find the incident funny, turning to the camera to say: “Just back from a holiday, open my mouth and get flattened by that!”
He joked afterwards with his head of security, saying: “Steve, where were you? I’m supposed to be the reason this show stays together! Where were you?”
Viewers immediately took to Twitter to discuss the dramatic moment already being talked about as going down in Jeremy Kyle Show history.
One person seemed disappointed that the camera cut to the audience as the drama unfolded, saying: “He eventually gets floored and they cut to the audience #JeremyKyle” and one summed up the entertainment value for the audience, simply tweeting: “Jezza got floored #JeremyKyle”.
One viewer was more sympathetic, expressing concern for the host: “Just watched this mornings Jeremy Kyle, @officialMrJK @JKSecuritySeve hope Jeremy is ok?”
It’s been a rocky return to our screens for Jeremy as only last week a guest on the show lashed out at the presenter and accused him of taking drugs.