Jerry Springer admits his notorious talk show was a 'circus' but says it gave people who weren't 'middle-class and white' a voice on TV for the first time
- The 'Jerry Springer Show' ran from September 1991 to July 2018 for 27 seasons
- Appearing on GMB, Jerry, 75, said it changed the face of television
- He argued it was the first to show people who weren't 'middle-class and white'
- Also predicted that Trump will not win another term in the White House
Jerry Springer thinks his talk show changed the face of television by being the first to give people who weren't 'upper-middleclass and white' a voice.
The English-born host, 75, appeared on Good Morning Britain where he opened up about his long-running US daytime chat show 'The Jerry Springer Show', which ran from 1991-2018.
It saw guests discuss their personal issue on air with Jerry acting as a an arbitrator when things got heated, as they frequently did.
The TV presenter insisted that although his show was a 'circus', it was the first to give a platform to 'the people who make up the country'.
He said: 'I think that I'm proud it turned out to be a successful show, but the show was always nothing but a circus.
'Up until that time television was always upper-middle class white and everyone on television reflected upper-middle class living. It really was the first time we saw a slice of the people that make up the country.
The 'Judge Jerry' host went on to explain that his chat show enabled his guests to 'talk about their lives' on television for the first time.
He said: 'They struggle through everyday life and for the first time they could talk about something important to them, their own life.'
English-born host Jerry Springer, 75, credits his show with changing the face of television, as it was the first to give people who weren't 'upper-middleclass and white' a voice. Pictured: One of the show's frequent altercations
Jerry added that he's proud to have created a more 'democratic' show.
He said: 'I like the idea that in a free, democratic society television reflects the whole society, not just those who speak the Queen's English.'
Jerry went on to open up about the current political climate in the US, stating that although he isn't keen to 'bash' President Donald Trump, he feels the 'what's happening in the White House is a circus'.
The host appeared on Good Morning Britain where he opened up about his long-running daytime chat show and how it changed the face of TV
Jerry is the former Mayor of Cincinnati and discussed his views on the current political climate in the US, and how he feels about President Donald Trump
He said: 'Everyday what's happening in the White House it's a circus.
'We're not used to seeing those kind of things happening in the most important offices in the country, so there's an unsettling effect with that.
'I'm not here to bash my own president, but certainly the White House.
As for whether the star thinks Trump will be re-elected in the 2020 United States presidential election, Jerry says he 'wouldn't be shocked' if Trump is chosen to lead the US once again.
He said: ' Sure he could. 'I don't think he will, but I wouldn't be shocked if he does win.
'I think if the issue is Donald Trump then he would lose the election, but if the democrats put someone up that is too far from the mainstream - too far to the left - that could create a new issue.'