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Last Updated: Thursday, 17 March, 2005, 14:25 GMT
Springer snapped up for ITV show
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer still hosts his own US show
Talk show host Jerry Springer has signed to present a daytime show on ITV to replace Trisha Goddard, who defected to channel Five.

Springer has initially signed a one-month deal.

Springer's show will continue in a similar confessional vein of Trisha and his own notorious US shows.

An ITV spokeswoman said British reserve would mean it was unlikely fights would break out on set - "although you never can tell", she added.

Springer made his name as the host of his own US show which became synonymous with fighting between guests and outrageous themes.

Trisha Goddard
Trisha Goddard left ITV to work for Five

Security guards are employed to separate warring people, while Springer signs off with a moral message to be taken from the show.

Springer is expected to be seen on UK screens in the weekday 9.25am slot in May or June.

ITV is still screening repeat episodes of Trisha, which are beating her new Five afternoon show in the ratings.

Wednesday's Five show had an audience of 400,000 - while her old ITV programme had 1.1 million viewers.

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