Jeremy Kyle has revealed his daughter Ava, 17, has been rushed to hospital after being bitten by a spider.
The British TV presenter, 57, is father to daughters Harriet, 32, Alice, 19, Ava, and sons Henry, 13, Oliver, two, and is married to wife Vicky Burton, has been enjoying more quality time with family in recent years after his self-titled show was scrapped.
But he had a major health scare regarding his lover just two weeks ago when one of his daughters was bitten by a spider in her sleep just two days before Christmas.
Frightening: Jeremy Kyle has revealed his daughter Ava, 17, has been rushed to hospital after being bitten by a spider
Jeremy appeared on Mike Graham’s TalkTV show on Thursday and was asked by the host to tell the story to the fellow guest.
“This is a real true story,” Jeremy begins.
My daughter, two days before Christmas she was bitten by a spider in her sleep.
“No one knew about it, ended up in the hospital.”
Family man: the British TV presenter, 57, who is father to daughters Harriet, 32, Alice, 19, Ava, 17, Henry, 13, Oliver, two, and is married to wife Vicky Burton (pictured with Vicky and a of his daughters in Barbados in 2018), has been enjoying more quality time with family in recent years
He kept the explanation short and sweet, but it was clear that he was taking the scary moment seriously and could hardly believe it himself.
Jeremy’s revelation comes after a student died from a fist-sized arachnid during a plague.
In December, 19-year-old Harry Bolton, a student at the University of Hull, died of sepsis following a bizarre reaction from a spider bite at accommodation where complaints had already been made of an invasion.
He was found dead in his shared student house in Chancellor’s Walk four days after being bitten in the back.
Hospital: But he was deeply concerned for his lover two weeks ago when one of his daughters was bitten by a spider in her sleep just two days before Christmas (pictured with his daughter, son and ex-wife Carla (second of left ) on vacation in 2013)
Scary: Jeremy’s revelation comes after a student died from an arachnid ‘the size of his fist’ during an infestation (file photo)
During the summer, the extreme heat wave caused venomous false widow spiders to reproduce and multiply among the British spiders.
They are related to the black widow – the world’s deadliest species – and are one of 12 spiders in the UK known to have bitten humans.
Jeremy recently said he would miss time with his wife Vicky and their baby son Oliver before starting his new live show on Talk TV on Monday, with the broadcaster saying they have ‘changed my life’.
The TV presenter made his TV comeback with a brand new live show on TalkTV – three years after his daytime program was canceled following the death of guest Steve Dymond.
Journalist Jeremy welcomed his son Oliver with Vicky in January 2020, and the couple married last October, with the screen star saying, “Oliver and Victoria have changed my life.”
When asked what he would miss when he returned to work, he said of his loved ones, “Not being there while bathing!” No I’m kidding. I’d love to be there every night. Oliver and Victoria changed my life.
Fresh start: Jeremy Kyle, 57, said he will miss time with his wife Vicky and their baby son Oliver before starting his new live show on Talk TV
WHAT IS THE FALSE WIDOW SPIDER AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET BITTEN
False widow spiders are distinguished by their shiny, black flesh, bulbous bodies, thick legs, and skull-like patterns.
Millions of false widows, Britain’s most venomous spider, have been found across the UK and the population is believed to be growing.
The species has a brown convex abdomen with cream colored markings resembling a skull. They have long legs and can grow up to about 15 mm.
Also known as steatoda nobilis, the spider is often confused with the black widow, which has deadly venom.
The false widow was first seen in the UK in Torquay, Devon, in 1879, and it is clear that it may have come to these shores from Madeira or the Canary Islands in a shipment of bananas.
The Natural History Museum says warmer summers mean the spider is spreading north across the UK, mainly in southern England.
False widow spiders are distinguished by their shiny, black flesh, bulbous bodies, thick legs, and skull-like patterns
IF YOU GET BITED…
The first thing to do is wash the area thoroughly with soap and water to prevent infection – and don’t scratch, as if breaking the skin is more likely for bacteria to enter.
Cover bites with a plaster and apply an antihistamine sting cream to soothe any inflammation or itching, says Stuart Hine of the Natural History Museum’s Identification and Counseling Service.
Any redness, pain, or swelling should subside after three days.
Be on the lookout for possible signs of infection, such as weeping blisters or painful swellings, which get worse after a few days.
If this happens, seek advice from your GP.