Jeremy Kyle recalls losing his nerve with Robert Downey Jr over remark

He’s known for his no-holds barred approach to interviews on his eponymous television show. 

But it was Jeremy Kyle’s turn for a grilling, when he appeared on the Lorraine show on Monday morning. 

The 53-year-old discussed an unlikely run in with actor Robert Downey Jr, 53, as well as relations with his ex wife and current fiancée Vicky, his children’s former nanny.

Shock: Jeremy Kyle appeared on Lorraine on Monday and recalled losing his nerve with Robert Downey Jr when he told Lorraine she had ‘nice t**s’

Happy: Lorraine seemed rather pleased that Jeremy had jumped to her defence

Happy: Lorraine seemed rather pleased that Jeremy had jumped to her defence

Happy: Lorraine seemed rather pleased that Jeremy had jumped to her defence

Jeremy and Lorraine, 58, discussed Robert’s first meeting with Lorraine and how Jeremy rushed to her defence when the Hollywood actor made a crude remark.

He said: ‘My first ever day on television was me presenting This Morning with Lorraine and I walked in so nervous and Lorraine was about to interview Robert Downey Jr and he said…

Lorraine interjected: ‘He said nice t**s to me, and that was his opening remark.

Cheeky! Robert Downey Jr, (left) appeared to speak out of turn when he appeared on the show

Cheeky! Robert Downey Jr, (left) appeared to speak out of turn when he appeared on the show

Cheeky! Robert Downey Jr, (left) appeared to speak out of turn when he appeared on the show

Jeremy said: ‘I lost all my nerves and said, who the hell do you think you are.’

Lorraine, thrilled, added: ‘You leapt to my defence.’ 

The pair joked that Robert didn’t seem to know what was going on, with Jeremy saying: ‘I don’t think he even knew he was in London to be honest.’

New love: Jeremy is now engaged to be married to his children's former nanny, Vicky Burton - pictured together at Ascot in June

New love: Jeremy is now engaged to be married to his children's former nanny, Vicky Burton - pictured together at Ascot in June

New love: Jeremy is now engaged to be married to his children’s former nanny, Vicky Burton – pictured together at Ascot in June

While on the show, Jeremy also discussed how he is now getting along much better with his ex-wife Carla Germaine. 

He also spoke about how his romance with fiancée Vicky Burton has changed his life for the better. 

He said: ‘It’s great fun being a granddad. Everyone says it’s because can give them back. We’re babysitting for the whole weekend. It’s great fun. 

He said he and ex Vicky have sorted out childcare and sharing the kids, saying: ‘It’s absolutely fine. We’re just getting on with life.

Better: Jeremy says he is now getting along with his ex wife Carla Germaine, who shares babysitting their grandchildren with him

Better: Jeremy says he is now getting along with his ex wife Carla Germaine, who shares babysitting their grandchildren with him

Better: Jeremy says he is now getting along with his ex wife Carla Germaine, who shares babysitting their grandchildren with him

‘I did ask Victoria to marry me because she changed my life. There is no shadow of a doubt.’ 

Jeremy even credits Victoria with helping him to quit his 30 year cigarette habit, which saw him smoke 20 cigarettes a day. 

He said: ‘The kids were saying I was grumpy. For me, I had to get there myself. Everyone had been telling me for years to give up. 

‘I had cancer and I still smoked. Now everyone is saying that it was meeting Vick that did it. It’s my new life.

‘Ultimately, it just came to me. I said to my mate. This is the last cigarette I’ll ever have.’  

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