The Jeremy Kyle Show is a British tabloid talk show. It has been broadcast on ITV since July of 2005 and the talk show has currently surpassed 2,800 episodes. But recently, it was the amazing transformation of one of Jeremy’s guests that led mainstream media to pay attention.
When Gemma Swift first appeared on the show in 2015, many viewers and members of social media poked fun at her features.
The internet decided to ridicule Gemma’s teeth.
Gemma’s teeth look the way they do because she suffered an accident when she was six years old and couldn’t afford surgery to fix her dental situation.
Regardless, people on social media decided to lambaste her appearance. Some trolls on Twitter decide to call her ‘tooth lady.’ When Gemma first appeared on the show, she didn’t think she would generate such a negative reaction online.
Gemma, who hails from Crawley in southern England, said: ‘after the show, my teeth caused a social media meltdown. The abuse was terrible, I just wanted to cry. I actually had a breakdown.’
Since the airing of that episode in 2015, Gemma has undergone a drastic transformation that has left her almost unrecognizable.
The Jeremy Kyle Show decided to cover the expenses necessary for Gemma’s procedure and also filmed the entire procedure which was then aired on Gemma’s second appearance on the show.
She showed off her brand new smile, which is said to have cost around 10,000 pounds or 13,000 US dollars, and said: ‘it’s changed my life. I can look in the mirror now and not worry about anything. I’m a whole different person now.’
She went on to thank her dentist, Lance Knight, ‘if it wasn’t for him… I just want to thank you so much.’ But Lance, who was also on the show, said that more work needed to be done but so far Gemma is happy with what she has.
According to a source close to Gemma, she is now ‘officially’ dating her boyfriend and the couple has even been spotted kissing in public.