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Jeremy Kyle: Presenter Returns After Cancer
Jeremy Kyle has spoken about his battle with testicular cancer, describing it as the hardest two months of his life.
The television presenter returned to work hosting his controversial talk show and received a standing ovation from his studio audience in Manchester.
The host, who has now been given the all-clear, broke down in tears as he described coming to terms with the illness.
"It wasn't the best Christmas for me and the family," he said. "It has been the hardest two months of my life.
"I have had absolutely amazing support. Thank you all - it is overwhelming really."
Kyle was diagnosed with the disease just before Christmas. After receiving chemotherapy and having the problem testicle removed, he received the all clear.
He spent a short time in Dubai to recover before returning to the UK with his wife and three children.
After receiving cheers from the audience, the 47-year-old cracked a joke and pledged to get back to doing what he does best.
"And just so you know, I only have one testicle left," he said. "But I've got a false one and it only cost £289.99.
"So that's it. You've seen Jeremy Kyle get emotional. Now I'll just get back to shouting at people."
Doctors told him he could have died within 18 months had the lump remained unchecked.
He told The Sun: "I feel lucky that I'm here for my family and can see my kids grow up. To be honest, I thought, 'That's it, I'm dead'."
Kyle has hosted his TV programme for seven and a half years, putting dysfunctional relationships in the spotlight, and many have criticised him for glorifying "broken Britain".
His show was recently nominated in the National Television Awards for the best daytime TV show award, but it missed out to This Morning.
Kyle was a salesman before his move into broadcasting, where he started by hosting programmes in local radio.
In his autobiography, I'm Only Being Honest, the twice-married presenter talked about how he suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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what do you think?
Awww bless him :o)
Im very glad he is better, but does he really have to make a comeback.
I too was hoping that his nasty little programme would not return. He is a horrible horrible man and out tv would be considerably improved by his absence. He's stupid, egotistical and cruel.
Yup - Dubai doesn't come cheap! The guy has good taste now!
Cant stand the programme, but I have the upmost respect for him for going through what he has.
Like you gunit, I feel his programme is just dreadful, the same with "Trasha" Goddard, however, I do feel sad that he had been struck down with this horrid illness. Thankfully, he now has highlighted that all men could suffer. By him becoming public with his problem it will, hopefully, encourage all men to be aware. I wish him good luck anyway but wish his programme would just go away.
If Movember hasn't made men aware of testicular cancer then jeremy kyle won't. Besides, any male that watches his trashy show doesn't deserve to be called a man.
I really don't mean to be disrespectful, but I couldn't respect anyone any more just because they happen to have developed a disease or condition. In my experience, most afflicted would find this quite patronising. JK had no option, unfortunately, but to develop cancer. Doing something good might make me respect him!
So what does he want ?.....a medal. Thousands of men have to cope with this every year, he is nothing special.
I won't be false and claim this man is now some sort of a hero for being affected by cancer. No-one actually volunteers for it, nor takes anyone else's place in having it. I wouldn't wish for it to return, though, and I'm always glad to hear of someone's recovery. I still think this man is mean, superior and patronising on an unprecedented scale. I'm sure it's great for him to now speak flippantly about thinking he'd be "dead" and to joke about continue "shouting at people"; it wouldn't be consistent of him to consider those who still have cancer and shudder at the mention of the "D" word.