Dianne Healing said she spent 15 years so ‘terrified’ of her husband Stephen Dymond, 63, that she is now a recluse
The ex-wife of the man who is feared to have killed himself after failing a lie detector test on Jeremy Kyle has claimed he was a paedophile and ‘far from an innocent man.’
Diane Healing, 48, was briefly married to Steve Dymond 15-years ago but told MailOnline how she is ‘celebrating his death’ because of the abuse she says he put her through.
The 62-year-old died less than a week after filming an episode of the controversial ITV daytime chat show, which he had gone on with his on-and-off girlfriend Jane Callaghan.
Unemployed Mrs Healing told The Sun: ‘He killed himself because he was frightened of the truth coming out– the truth that he sexually molested a child.
‘He’s being treated as a martyr but I want people to know what he was really like. He’s actually a paedophile.
‘Seeing all the coverage has brought back the trauma. Seeing how people feel sorry for him, it’s soul-destroying.
‘He was disgusting and vile what he did and was a prolific liar. The people feeling sympathy have no idea what he was like.
‘There was lie after lie after lie.’
Dymond had failed a lie detector test taken on the show to prove he had not been unfaithful and the couple split soon after.
A week after filming the episode on May 2, his body was found at a block of flats in Portsmouth.
Friends fear Mr Dymond took his life due to the stress of the break-up and from the fall-out from being on the show. ITV bosses earlier today made the decision to cancel the Jeremy Kyle Show for good.
Dianne Healing on holiday in Devon with Steve Dymond in 2004. Yesterday it emerged the pair married in 2004 after Mrs Healing uploaded a marriage certificate to social media, with the caption: ‘For the doubters out there’, which she said proved her claims
Yet Diane from Poole in Dorset claims her former husband is far from being a victim.
She said: ‘He was a bullying, controlling man who tried to take over my life and those of my children. ‘What he put us through was hell. I used to think he was a gentle giant when I first met him but it couldn’t have been further from the truth.
‘On one occasion, I was standing on the doorstep by the patio door at home and I was challenging him on his behaviour.
‘He grabbed me around the shoulders and lifted me up as though I was as light as a feather and then hurled me onto the ground.
‘From that moment on, I knew he wasn’t to be trusted and I left him.’
The couple had married in October 2004 after only meeting earlier that year. She said:
‘I met Steve when I was in my early 30s. I used to take my daughters to a park near to where he used to live.
‘He approached me and asked if he could take me out, I wasn’t sure about him to be honest but my friends encouraged me to take the plunge.
‘Steve came across as a gentle giant and I did feel protected by him and to begin with safe.
Steven Dymond, 62, (pictured) was said to have been left in tears and feeling suicidal after filming for the show, hosted by Jeremy Kyle (pictured on Tuesday at his home in Berkshire)
‘I was abused as a child and I told him fairly early on about this. He told me that he would always be there for me.
‘We married in October 2004 months after first meeting, it was really quick.
‘It was only a few months into our married life when I began to have my suspicions about him.
‘From that point on I never trusted him, I used to look through his phone and ask his friends about him.
‘His manner began to change when I started to challenge him on his behaviour. He got snappy and irritated.
‘He’d try and say that I was imagining the worst because of what I went through as a child.
‘On one occasion, I was standing on the doorstep by the patio door and he lifted me off my feet and hurled me onto the ground.’
However, just four months after their wedding day, Diane said she and her daughters had to flee to a woman’s refuge because of his volatile behaviour.
She added: ‘There was a time just after I’d left him that I’d gone to get some stuff from the marital house.
‘I asked my former partner, the father of my youngest daughter, if he could give me a lift.
‘When I got the house, I got what I needed quickly and was heading out but Steve was at home and he heard me and chased me out.
‘He was holding a section of scaffolding pole. He looked like he wanted to kill me. ‘I jumped in to my former partner’s van and we drove off.’
Diane added: ‘Now he is dead, I want people to know what happened and how he was far from an innocent man.
‘I’m glad he’s no longer here and I believe he took his own life because he was worried what was going to come out after he appeared on Jeremy Kyle.’
Jeremy Kyle Show’s ‘most hated guest ever’ reveals he’s struggled for work, is mocked in the street and even tried to kill himself after public shaming over ‘worst thing that’s happened in my life’
By Mark Duell and Joseph Curtis for MailOnline
A man said to be the most hated guest ever on The Jeremy Kyle Show has told how he tried to kill himself after being publicly shamed on the ITV programme.
Dwayne Davison, 27, of Nottingham, revealed he has struggled for work and been mocked in the street following the ‘worst thing that has ever happened in my life’.
The guest said his treatment at the hands of the chat show’s producers and the subsequent YouTube clips of his appearance have caused him grief for five years.
Mr Davison spoke out following the death of show participant Steve Dymond, 63, who apparently took his own life one week after appearing on the programme.
Meanwhile self-confessed ‘sex addict’ father-of-eight Danny Fuller, who has appeared on the show five times, has claimed bosses deliberately ‘wind up guests’ and ‘fail to provide aftercare’.
Dwayne Davison, 27, of Nottingham, appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show five years ago
Mr Dymond took a lie detector test on May 2 to convince fiancée Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful, but failed and was found dead in Portsmouth on May 9.
Yesterday, Mr Davison told the Guardian: ‘I’ve had loads and loads of abuse and in 2018 I decided I’d had enough. 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.’
He briefly stopped breathing but medics were able to revive him before it was too late. Mr Davison said: ‘At the hospital they said I would have died.
‘I know this is putting responsibility on other places but I 100 per cent put it on that show. That show has ruined my life. It’s evil.’
Mr Davison was in his early 20s and living in Nottingham when he became involved with the programme in 2014.
He was in a relationship with an older woman and became certain she was cheating on him.
He sent a text message to the programme in the hope of a free lie detector test to set the record straight.
‘It’s the worst thing that has ever happened in my life,’ he said. ‘They put the spoon in and stirred around my whole life.’
Mr Davison said the video subsequently being uploaded to YouTube – which led to employers letting him go.
The video was viewed by millions and shared with captions describing him as the rudest and most hated guest in the show’s history.
He also claimed the show would intentionally provoke participants into causing offence.
Footage would be edited to cast them in an unflattering light and all subsequent aftercare by producers was undone by the final footage.
He also remarked on the speed he and his then-girlfriend were signed up after texting the programme.
Mr Davison was in his early 20s and living in Nottingham when he became involved with the programme in 2014. He is pictured on the show (left) with his partner Barbara Wane (right)
A producer rang back and invited them to travel up to the show’s filming base in Salford.
‘Within an hour there was a taxi at the door,’ he said. ‘You don’t have time to think about it or phone your family.
‘Once you’re at the hotel, you feel you have to do the show. My mum begged me not to go on.’
He also claimed not to have been questioned over mental health issues and signed a contract without having time to read it.
He claims to have been provoked by Kyle and producers, being warned ‘Jeremy hates people who don’t talk.’
‘When are they going to take it seriously?’ he said. ‘Is it going to take more people to die for them to think maybe we are ruining people’s lives?’
Meanwhile Mr Fuller, 36, from Bathgate, West Lothian, has appeared on the show with former partners and also with current girlfriend Shauner Procter, 18.
He accused bosses of encouraging ‘screaming and shouting’, while Miss Procter said workers on the show ensured guests were ‘hyped up’ so ‘adrenaline is rushing’ when they appeared.
Mr Davison, 24, pictured with partner Barbara Wane, 41, said being on the show ruined his life
Mr Fuller went on the show in 2011 with an ex, and revealed he had slept with 80 women and had been engaged to two lovers at the same time.
He went on again with the results of a paternity test and to accuse another former partner of trying to throw his pet dog, called Shirley Basset, under a bus.
The self-employed driver said the first time he went on the show there was aftercare, but questioned whether guests were appropriately supported.
Mr Fuller said: ‘All you get is a thank you and a postcard through the door.
‘They tell you to go out and not to hold back. They want you to play off each other and encourage it – the screaming and shouting.
‘They take you down the night before, put you in a nice hotel and give you a meal allowance.
‘They pick you up at 9am and then they separate you as much as they can. They put you in separate rooms for three or four hours.
Mr Davison, 24, with his partner Ms Wane, 41
‘There are runners or producers going backwards and forwards telling you they can’t believe what your partner said about you.’
Mr Fuller added: ‘There’s no calming down period. The first time I went on there was aftercare, fair play, but after that nothing.
‘The second time I went on I drove down and they took my car keys off me until I’d done my bit so I couldn’t go home.’
Miss Procter said: ‘I wouldn’t go on again. I was angry afterwards. They say you get aftercare but you don’t.
‘It’s really stressful. They ring you ten times asking the same questions. They hype you up so the adrenaline is rushing when you go on.’
Other guests have also had similar experiences, Mary Watson appeared on the show alongside her girlfriend Natasha Payne, to share the tale of their relationship and raise awareness of LBQT issues.
But the pair were shocked and offended when the their item was introduced as: ‘Next we meet the woman who’s trying for a baby with her transvestite partner.’ Mary, 30, said: ‘They twisted our story. If they had been honest with us I would have told them we didn’t want to appear. We really regret going on.
‘I thought it was going to be an informative show, focusing on Tasha’s experience, family and relationships. But that’s not what we got.
Father-of-eight Danny Fuller, 36, pictured with partner Shauner Procter, 18, and one of his children, claims the show has little aftercare and gives guests ‘a thank you and a postcard’
‘Everything that was said simply didn’t happen.’
Mary, a Subway manager and Natasha, 56, a consultant engineer, were taken by taxi from their home in North Shields to Manchester and put up in a hotel the day before the appearance in December 2014.
Mary explained how her and her girlfriend arrived at the hotel at around 11pm and were both phoned by separate researchers.
Mary says she mentioned in passing they had been trying for children before the show seized on this and made it the main focus of the appearance.
She added: ‘The following day all our possessions were confiscated – cigarettes, phones, everything. Then we got patted down. I was a little put off by that as it’s just a TV show. We’re not the kind of people who look for trouble.
Mr Dymond apparently took his own life one week after appearing on the programme
‘We got taken to a waiting room, like a dressing room with a little TV.
‘You can’t go outside without a member of the crew escorting you.
‘We were in that room from 9am until 2pm. ‘We didn’t feel like guests on a TV show, we felt like prisoners.’
Mary and Natasha were eventually taken down to the studio and the side of the stage.
She explained: ‘We could see Jeremy Kyle playing up to the audience. ‘Then he said: ‘Next we meet the woman who’s trying for a baby with her transvestite partner.’
‘The crew next to me said: ‘I didn’t know they were going to say that.’
‘In the end the story was about the woman who was trying for a baby with her girlfriend.
‘By the side of the stage I was trying my best not to go too mental. I thought, this is just a joke now.
‘Then I shut down completely in front of the camera. They must have done all right with the editing because I didn’t seem too bad when I watched it back.’
Mary claims her and Natasha, who are still in a relationship, got very little aftercare and both regret appearing on the show.
She added: ‘I didn’t want to watch the programme anymore after that. I used to watch it all the time.
‘What’s happened with the suicide was really sad. ‘I think what Jeremy Kyle lost along the way is the fact they are dealing with people and their feelings.’