Jeremy Kyle has revealed that his 17-year-old daughter Ava was taken to hospital after being bitten by a spider.
The British TV host, 57, father of daughters Harriet, 32, Alice, 19, Ava, and sons Henry, 13, Oliver, 13, and married to wife Vicky Burton, has spent more quality time with family in recent years His self-titled show was axed.
But just two weeks ago they had a big scare for their loved one’s health when one of their daughters was bitten by a spider in her sleep just two days before Christmas.
Horrific: Jeremy Kyle reveals his 17-year-old daughter Ava was taken to hospital after spider bite
Appearing on Mike Graham’s talk TV show on Thursday, the host asked Jeremy to tell a story to a fellow guest.
‘It’s actually a true story,’ Jeremy begins.
‘My daughter, two days before Christmas, was bitten by a spider in her sleep.
‘Nobody knew anything about it, ended up in hospital.’
Family man: British TV host, 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 their one) daughters in Barbados in 2018), have spent more quality time with family in recent years
She kept the explanation short and sweet but it was clear she took the scary moment seriously and almost couldn’t believe it herself.
Jeremy’s revelation comes when a student dies from a ‘fist-sized’ insect.
In December, University of Hull student Harry Bolton, 19, died of sepsis after suffering a hysterical reaction to a spider bite in accommodation where complaints had already been made about the invasion.
He was found dead at their shared student’s house in Chancellor’s Walk four days after being cut on the back.
Hospital: But he had a major health scare about his loved one 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 from left) ) on vacation in 2013)
Spooky: Jeremy’s revelation came after a student died of a ‘fist-sized’ insect (file photo)
During the summer, an extreme heat wave caused poisonous false widow spiders to breed and multiply in 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 bite humans.
Jeremy recently said he was missing spending time with his wife Vicky and their son Oliver ahead of the start of his new live show on Talk TV on Monday, which the broadcaster said has ‘changed my life’ .
The television presenter made his television return with a brand new live show on TalkTV – three years after his daytime program was shut down following the death of guest Steve Diamond.
Journalist Jeremy welcomed his son Oliver with Vicky in January 2020, with the couple marrying in October last year, with the screen star saying: ‘Oliver and Victoria have changed my life.’
Asked what he would miss about returning to work, he said of his loved ones: ‘Not being there at bath time! No, I’m kidding. I would love to be there every night. Oliver and Victoria have changed my life.
Fresh start: Jeremy Kyle, 57, said he would not miss spending time with his wife Vicky and their son Oliver before starting his new live show on talk TV.
What is a false widow spider and what to do if you get bitten
False widow spiders are distinctive for 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 Britain and the population is believed to be increasing.
The species has a brownish bulbous abdomen with cream markings that look like a skull. They have long legs and can reach about 15 mm in size.
Also known as Steatoda nobilis, the spider is often confused for the black widow, which has deadly venom.
The false widow was first seen in the UK in Torquay, Devon, in 1879, and it is thought that it may have made its way 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 northwards through Britain, mainly found in southern England.
False widow spiders are distinctive for their shiny, dark flesh, bulbous bodies, thick legs, and skull-like patterns.
If you get bitten…
The first thing you should do to prevent infection is to wash the area thoroughly with soap and water – and don’t scratch, as bacteria are more likely to get in if you break the skin.
Cover the bite with a plaster and apply antihistamine sting cream to soothe any swelling or itching, says Stuart Hine, from the Natural History Museum’s Identification and Advisory Service.
Any redness, pain or swelling should subside after three days.
Be alert for possible signs of infection, such as weepy blisters or painful swelling that gets worse after a few days.
If this happens, get advice from your GP.
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