A man labelled the Jeremy Kyle's "most hated guest ever" has branded the show evil, saying it pushed him to overdose on toothache medication.

A clip of Dwayne Davison on the ITV show was uploaded to YouTube with the caption "the rudest and most hated guest ever" and was viewed by millions.

Speaking to The Guardian , Dwayne said: “They put the spoon in and stirred around my whole life.”

Dwayne was in his early 20s, unemployed and living in Nottingham when he first appeared on the show in 2014.

He was seeing an older woman and thought she had been cheating on him and decided to go on the show after seeing an ad for a free lie detector test.

After the show aired, Dwayne says he was "mocked in the street".

ITV is under pressure to axe the daytime TV show, after 63-year-old Steve Dymond died just days after failing a lie detector test on the show.

Davison, 27, appeared on the show five years ago and claims has been subjected to abuse online and in person ever since.

There came a moment last year when it got too much and pushed him to the edge.

He said: "My girlfriend had some toothache medication, I took a load of it, and I can’t remember the rest.

"A few hours later my girlfriend came upstairs and she called the ambulance.”

Davison said he stopped breathing but was revived by paramedics after his girlfriend had called an ambulance.

Davison went on the show in 2014, when he was convinced that his girlfriend had cheated on him and took up the offer of a free lie detector test, in order to prove it one way or the other.

He claimed it was a whirlwind from the moment that he was contacted by producers and Davison claims he had to 'sign a contract without being given enough time to read it' and that the show's producers 'never asked about his mental health' before his appearance.

Davison admits his behaviour on the show was 'aggressive' but points fingers at the backstage staff for 'provoking' him into behaving badly for the cameras.

He complained about his treatment and was invited back on the show, in which he hoped to make amends.

But he has accused Jeremy Kyle of "human bear-baiting" as he "provoked him to get a response".

With aftercare from the programme in the spotlight since Steve Dymond's death, Davison claims that he received just "two phone calls".

Davison has questioned: "When are they going to take it seriously? Is it going to take more people to die for them to think maybe we are ruining people’s lives?"

Mirror Online has contacted ITV for comment.

The channel did not respond to Dwayne's specific allegations, but did provide a statement. Here it is in full:

"ITV has many years experience of broadcasting and creating programmes featuring members of the public and each of our productions has duty of care measures in place for contributors.

"These will be dependent on the type of show and will be proportionate for the level of activity of each contributor and upon the individual. All of our processes are regularly reviewed to ensure that they are fit for purpose in an ever changing landscape.

"In the case of The Jeremy Kyle Show, the programme has significant and detailed duty of care processes in place for contributors pre, during and post show which have been built up over 14 years, and there have been numerous positive outcomes from this, including people who have resolved complex and long-standing personal problems.

"Prior to the show a comprehensive assessment is carried out by the guest welfare team on all potential contributors. The guest welfare team consists of four members of staff, one consultant psychotherapist and three mental health nurses.

"The guests are interviewed by guest welfare face to face at studios and prior to filming. Throughout filming the participants are supported by the guest welfare team in the studios during the recording phase of their show.

"After filming has ended all guests are seen by a member of the guest welfare team to ensure they are feeling calm and emotionally settled before any participant leaves to travel home.

"An evaluation of their needs is also carried out at this time and should they require any ongoing service regarding the problem they discussed on the show then appropriate solutions are found for them.

"This could include residential rehabilitation, counselling, anger management, family mediation, child access mediation or couple counselling for example.

"The day after recording of the show the participant will be contacted by production to carry out a welfare check and provide details of the services that have been sourced for them.

"The production team keep in touch with the participants in the days between recording and transmission and participants are given a production mobile contact number should they need to contact the show at any point following transmission.

"To continue best practice, we regularly review our processes.

"As we have said, everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends.

"We will not screen the episode in which they featured.

"Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also decided to suspend both filming and broadcasting of The Jeremy Kyle Show with immediate effect in order to give it time to conduct a review of this episode of the show, and we cannot comment further until this review is completed."

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