STEVE Dymond’s ex-wife has spoken out in the wake of his death last week.
Steve Dymond, 62, was found dead in the bedroom of his Hampshire home just a few days after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
His death spurred an investigation into the popular daytime reality TV show, and lead to its eventual cancellation.
Now, Steve Dymond’s ex-wife – Dianne Healing – has opened up about her marriage to the deceased digger operator.
Dianne, 48, met Mr Dymond in 2004, and the two got hitched after just a few months of dating.
Speaking to the MailOnline, unemployed Dianne said that she was “celebrating” his death after the “bullying” he subjected her to.
She claimed: “The truth is, he was a paedophile, and I want people to know the truth.
“He was a prolific liar – to see people feeling sorry for him is horrible. What he did was disgusting.”
The couple reportedly met in a park near Mr Dymond’s home at the time, where Dianne would occasionally take her young daughter to play.
She remembered that when he asked her out on a date, her friends encouraged her to “take the plunge” and go for it.
Chatting about their marriage, she said: “It was only a few months into our married life when I began to have my suspicions about him.
“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.”
She claimed that she fled their shared home to stay in a women’s refuge after his behaviour began to frighten her.
Diane added: “What he put us through was hell.”
She went on: “Now he is dead, I want people to know what happened and how he was far from an innocent man.
Before finishing: “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.”
On May 2, Mr Dymond appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show with his on-off girlfriend Jane Callaghan and took a lie detector test to prove that he hadn’t cheated on his partner.
When the test results suggested that he had lied, Mr Dymond was reportedly left feeling distraught.
Jane told The Sun that the couple split after filming wrapped, and in the days that followed she received a number of alarming text messages from her ex.
Mr Dymond was found dead in his home in Poole, Hampshire on May 9.
In a statement released by ITV, the network announced that the controversial reality show would be cancelled going forward.
Dame Carolyn McCall, ITV’s chief executive, said: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.
“The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.”
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