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A man called “too fat to work” claims he was driven to attempt suicide after an appearing on recently-axed ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’.
Stephen Beer found notoriety in 2015 after appearing on Channel 5's 'Too Fat To Work' with his wife, Michelle.
He was then invited onto ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ alongside Melissa Ede. They were there to answer accusations of an affair.
Melissa, a lottery winner who won £4 million on a scratchcard, has recently died, just days before the ITV show was axed over the suicide of another contestant shortly after filming.
Beer has now told Plymouth Live that he tried to take his own life on several occasions after appearing on the show.
He says he was made to look a "right t**t" by Jeremy Kyle, on what was Beer’s sixth appearance on the controversial daytime programme.
Beer claims he was invited onto Jeremy Kyle alongside Melissa to discuss an illicit affair - that Beer now insists was completely made up.
He said: "It was all a put on between me and Melissa, she said, ‘Let's make up a story and go on Jeremy Kyle'.
“It was about me having an affair with Melissa but I didn't. How could I? I had two carers coming every day.
“We made it up because the Jeremy Kyle show had a spare slot and when that happens they contact people who have been in the media to ask if they want to come on.
“They asked me to come on with Melissa and we did, but they turned it on me and made me look like a right c**t.
“Jeremy Kyle knew the story was made up and they made us sign a contract to say we wouldn't tell anyone - that's how it goes.”
Beer said that he became a hated figure in his community after that sixth appearance on the show.
He added that he suffered mental health problems as a result, and had tried to take his own life more than once.
He added: “After the show I was attacked and the next day I tried attempting suicide.
“The police came up to me and they sectioned me, I was really depressed. It's all because of the Jeremy Kyle show.
“The way he treated me was really bad, he made me look like a right twat. He said, 'don't come on my show again', but I'd already been on six times. It should be cancelled.
“I was scared to go any where because every one was against me. I had the crisis team out, the mental health people, they came to my home to see if I was ok.
“I tried to commit suicide a few times... I was really bad from it.”
Beer claims he has had to move from his home to a secret location in Devon for his own safety, as he would get photographed wherever he went and attacked in the street.