Graham and the aftercare team were stretched to their limits this week after the entire population of Barcroft appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
The twelve-hour marathon episode features cases unheard of in the show’s 14 year history, including:
“You Stole My Ma’s PIP Money”, to “You Will Never See Our Baby Again, I Don’t Care If You Are My Brother”.
Due to be aired on Wednesday, the show sees an exhausted Jeremy jumping from one unbelievable case to the next as the stunned audience attempts in vain to keep track.
One local who is on the mega episode Chantelle WideFlapps told Newry Spud:
“I’m in three different cases on the same episode. I’m here to determine the paternity of two children, accuse my ex of sleeping with my ma, and to defend myself against a stolen food mixer allegation. It’s a bit like going to the doctors; you cram as many issues into the same appointment as you can”.
An ITV spokesman said:
“We hope everybody enjoys the episode but I’m afraid we will now be off air for the remainder of March and April. After the day’s filming, Jeremy is himself now under the specialist care of Graham and his team. Barcroft was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back”.