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    Hello all,

    So here's the thing, I had a rough time growing up, inevitably ended up in a bad crowd, and did end up on The Jeremy Kyle Show for some pretty unsophisticated things (paternity and drug testing).

    However, things have changed since then. I got away from that crowd, went back to college, got some good grades and then went to university for a BA in Social Work, of which I graduated two years ago with a high 2:1. I've come to the realisation that I think a career as a doctor would suit me due to a variety of experiences I've had (both with my past, my time at university, and the work I have done since graduating). Despite my trainwreck of a life, I did actually do quite well in terms of grades at school (especially in the sciences) so can actually apply for graduate entry medicine courses (well the ones that accept non-science graduates obviously).

    So now the only thing that is worrying me is my past and appearance on Jeremy Kyle. My criminal record is non-existent (I got away with things thankfully). But one type of my name into Google and those videos pop up, like a black mark on my past.

    What do you guys think? Will it impede my chances of getting an offer?
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    (Original post by Tony Bennett)
    Hello all,

    So here's the thing, I had a rough time growing up, inevitably ended up in a bad crowd, and did end up on The Jeremy Kyle Show for some pretty unsophisticated things (paternity and drug testing).

    However, things have changed since then. I got away from that crowd, went back to college, got some good grades and then went to university for a BA in Social Work, of which I graduated two years ago with a high 2:1. I've come to the realisation that I think a career as a doctor would suit me due to a variety of experiences I've had (both with my past, my time at university, and the work I have done since graduating). Despite my trainwreck of a life, I did actually do quite well in terms of grades at school (especially in the sciences) so can actually apply for graduate entry medicine courses (well the ones that accept non-science graduates obviously).

    So now the only thing that is worrying me is my past and appearance on Jeremy Kyle. My criminal record is non-existent (I got away with things thankfully). But one type of my name into Google and those videos pop up, like a black mark on my past.

    What do you guys think? Will it impede my chances of getting an offer?
    maybe change your name? change your last name to your mum's maiden name?? Or use a middle name? I'm not sure tbh
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    Btw, my username is not my real name!
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    I'm not an expert but I really don't think it would matter, you don't have a criminal record and hopefully none of the patients you come across in the future would remember that episode of Jeremy Kyle lol. If it is getting you down and worrying you, maybe change your name through deed pole. Even if your name was the same just spelt slightly different or double barron your first and middle name together.
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    (Original post by Tony Bennett)
    Hello all,

    So here's the thing, I had a rough time growing up, inevitably ended up in a bad crowd, and did end up on The Jeremy Kyle Show for some pretty unsophisticated things (paternity and drug testing).

    However, things have changed since then. I got away from that crowd, went back to college, got some good grades and then went to university for a BA in Social Work, of which I graduated two years ago with a high 2:1. I've come to the realisation that I think a career as a doctor would suit me due to a variety of experiences I've had (both with my past, my time at university, and the work I have done since graduating). Despite my trainwreck of a life, I did actually do quite well in terms of grades at school (especially in the sciences) so can actually apply for graduate entry medicine courses (well the ones that accept non-science graduates obviously).

    So now the only thing that is worrying me is my past and appearance on Jeremy Kyle. My criminal record is non-existent (I got away with things thankfully). But one type of my name into Google and those videos pop up, like a black mark on my past.

    What do you guys think? Will it impede my chances of getting an offer?
    Congratulations first of all, looks like you were in hell and found a way out. Appearing on the Jeremy Kyle show isn't a proof of identity, so you're not at liberty to answer if someone asks.
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    bollox which episode
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    nah one type of your name wouldn't bring you to jeremy kyle at all? People use fake names on there and their full names are never shown on the screen, nor their locations, and they're not credited in the episodes...you couldn't even search for em on facebook which all the guests use. Only people who would know is production and Jeremy and they most likely don't rem you. If anyone did care about matching you to the show, it'd be by face. Trust me I've looked into it before.

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    (Original post by Bang Outta Order)
    nah one type of your name wouldn't bring you to jeremy kyle at all? People use fake names on there and their full names are never shown on the screen, nor their locations, and they're not credited in the episodes...you couldn't even search for em on facebook which all the guests use. Only people who would know is production and Jeremy and they most likely don't rem you. If anyone did care about matching you to the show, it'd be by face. Trust me I've looked into it before.

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    I've tried too, It was my last resort to find a girlfriend, and failed. In the end I just got a cat and accepted my life is about watching Cash in the attic.
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    I don't really see that it would matter much, As long as you have the qualifications then they would be discrimminating really. I dunno, maybe do as the person above suggested and change your name
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    (Original post by WK Irons)
    Congratulations first of all, looks like you were in hell and found a way out. Appearing on the Jeremy Kyle show isn't a proof of identity, so you're not at liberty to answer if someone asks.
    I have a lot of regrets, but my past is behind me and hopefully won't hold me back from a great future!

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    I'm not an expert but I really don't think it would matter, you don't have a criminal record and hopefully none of the patients you come across in the future would remember that episode of Jeremy Kyle lol. If it is getting you down and worrying you, maybe change your name through deed pole. Even if your name was the same just spelt slightly different or double barron your first and middle name together.
    Is it an easy process? Would I still not have to declare past names on documents though?
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    (Original post by Tony Bennett)
    Hello all,

    So here's the thing, I had a rough time growing up, inevitably ended up in a bad crowd, and did end up on The Jeremy Kyle Show for some pretty unsophisticated things (paternity and drug testing).

    However, things have changed since then. I got away from that crowd, went back to college, got some good grades and then went to university for a BA in Social Work, of which I graduated two years ago with a high 2:1. I've come to the realisation that I think a career as a doctor would suit me due to a variety of experiences I've had (both with my past, my time at university, and the work I have done since graduating). Despite my trainwreck of a life, I did actually do quite well in terms of grades at school (especially in the sciences) so can actually apply for graduate entry medicine courses (well the ones that accept non-science graduates obviously).

    So now the only thing that is worrying me is my past and appearance on Jeremy Kyle. My criminal record is non-existent (I got away with things thankfully). But one type of my name into Google and those videos pop up, like a black mark on my past.

    What do you guys think? Will it impede my chances of getting an offer?
    I highly highly doubt it. Fortunately there is nowhere on the UCAS form to declare Jeremy Kyle appearances, so there's that.

    Worst case scenario: let's pretend that an interviewer did somehow have a golden memory (and watches lots of Jeremy Kyle.. most doctors don't) and decided to 'confront' you with it in the interview. You just say what you said in your opening post; no one is perfect and your change is admirable.

    Also, with regards to your most recent posts, there is no point in changing your name. What difference will that make? 'Hey, I saw you on Jeremy Kyle!' // 'No you didn't!! Here's my driver's license, see, the name's different!' // 'No it was definitely you! I'm going to show you the Youtube video now!!!!!!!!!!!!'
 
 
 
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