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Jeremy Kyle splits from wife Carla Germaine after 13 years

Published 25/09/2015

Jeremy Kyle has split from his wife Carla Germaine
Jeremy Kyle has split from his wife Carla Germaine

TV star Jeremy Kyle has split from his wife of 13 years.

Kyle and Carla Germaine met when she entered a competition to marry a stranger on a Birmingham radio station, where Kyle was working.

She married the stranger but they later split up and she got together with Kyle.

In 2012 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Speaking about his treatment in 2013, he told TV host Jonathan Ross he broke down in tears before going into surgery.

"It was horrible walking down to the theatre and saying goodbye to Carla, and I broke down in front of the anaesthetist, said to him, 'I think there are millions of people in Great Britain that would like to see me like this right now', and then don't remember anything else," he said.

During the same interview Kyle also commented that his wife "wears the trousers" at home, saying: " There isn't a man in the United Kingdom who's married who's telling the truth who says that his wife isn't in charge. You've met Mrs Kyle. Mrs Kyle is in charge."

News of their separation comes after Kyle, whose show often features rowing couples, let slip on air that he had not had sex "for ages".

He made the remark in June after a woman appearing on the show spoke about her rather more active sex life.

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