A JEREMY KYLE Show guest ridiculed for her “horrendous” teeth insists she has no regrets about going on the axed ITV show.
Gemma Swift, 33, was mocked mercilessly after first appearing on the programme in January 2016, but received no after care.
Cruel trolls taunted her buckteeth, which were left wonky after she walked into a lamppost as a child.
Kyle felt so bad he paid £10,000 for her to have her teeth fixed, but the online abuse continued when she appeared a second time.
Despite the vile comments, unemployed Gemma, from Crawley, West Sussex, is adamant she was treated well by the show.
Gemma said: “After the show it was quite bad. I got even more hassle particularly online because of my teeth, but I also got a lot of positive comments from people saying they wouldn’t judge me.
There was no after care or counselling from the show. After my first appearance, the only time I heard from them was when they called about my new set of teeth
“There was no after care or counselling from the show. After my first appearance, the only time I heard from them was when they called about my new set of teeth.”
She added: “I’m really glad I went on the show because I managed to get my teeth sorted.”
ITV bosses binned the Jeremy Kyle Show after guest Steve Dymond, 63, died from an overdose in an apparent suicide.
He was found dead 10 days after failing a love rat lie detector test on the popular daytime chat show.
After Gemma’s appearance Twitter users went into meltdown over the her bucktoothed dentistry, targeting her with hateful abuse.
TWITTER TROLLS ABUSE
One Twitter user remarked: “Get your f****** horrendous teeth sorted love”.
Another said: “Gemma uses her teeth to crack open #SpecialBrew cans.”
Gemma said she “cried (her) eyes out” and “wanted to break down” after reading the jibes.
But the show got back in contact offering to fix her gnashers, and she came back on to show off her new dentures.
Gemma added: “I was really happy when they told me they were going to help me with my teeth. They paid for a car to take me up to Manchester for the treatment.
“When I went on the show again Jeremy was really nice, I was offered no counselling after the second time but I felt okay about it.”
She added: “I still get a lot of trouble when I go out, so I don’t go out that often. People will come up to me and say ‘you’re that girl from Jeremy Kyle’ and now I just look at them and smile and say ‘yes I am’.”
Gemma wasn’t paid for either appearance on the controversial show.
She claimed producers tried to stoke tensions by repeating insults made by adversaries guests were meeting before filming.
‘KYLE SHOW WAS WINDING ME UP’
Her current partner’s ex-girlfriend had phoned the show and requested she appear.
Gemma said: “The show called me and told me all this stuff she was saying about me – horrible stuff like she was going to knock my teeth down my throat and that I should brush them.
“A lot of it was tit-for-tat. I would say one thing and she would say another.It did feel like they were winding me up.
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“Before I went out they were saying how I should go out there and give her a piece of my mind.
“They were saying ‘make sure you say what you need to say because she’s really slagging you off’.”
She added: “I think they were saying it to wind me up so it would make a better show.”