A bride-to-be who had an affair with a 15-year-old boy was jailed for two years today - after being trapped by a lie detector test that featured on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
The teenager's father confronted Michelle Kay, 40, and demanded she take the test he had seen on TV to prove she had not had sex with the teenager.
Kay, from Colne, Lancashire, denied bedding the youngster but failed the test and police were called in to arrest her.
Kay shook in the dock at Burnley Crown Court today as she admitted four charges of sexual activity with a child plus another offence of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
The mother of two began her seven-month fling with the youngster while babysitting for him in February 2011.
The pair were watching a film on TV at a house when they began kissing and having sex.
'The teenager had touched the defendant, expecting to be stopped, but she let him carry on,' said Katherine Johnson, prosecuting. 'The two of them kissed and matters progressed.'
On a later occasion, Kay performed a sex act on the 'sexually experienced teenager' in his bed.
The lovers also romped together while a teenage friend was in the same room playing on a Playstation.
Later, the boy went to see Kay to comfort her after she rowed with her fiance, who was away working.
Kay had agreed the boy could stay over, but they ended up in bed together after he comforted her when she became upset.
Miss Johnson said: 'He heard her crying and they cuddled. This led to the two of them having sexual intercourse.'
The allegations came to light after the boy, now 16, told a friend, who then told his mother. The boy’s dad was informed and confronted Kay.
After denying all the allegations, she agreed to the same lie detector test featured on the ITV1 daytime chat show - but she failed it and was arrested on October 7, 2011.
In mitigation, defence lawyer James Heyworth said: 'The boy’s dad reached somebody who had been on the Jeremy Kyle show. Such a test was taken and she failed.
'The lion’s share of sexual offences heard before these courts usually tend to involve male defendants.
'This complainant was a sexually experienced teenager. She should have just walked away but she just allowed it to continue. It is not the same as an old teacher showing a young man the ways of the world.'
'She is ashamed, embarrassed and shocked about what had gone on. For her there is a very real and genuine sadness for what’s gone on and a real genuine fear of what the future holds for her.'
Passing sentence, Judge Jonathan Gibson told Kay: 'You had sexual relations with a boy who was aged 15 when it began and 16 when it ended.
'This is a serious case and activity of this kind is disapproved of generally by society. I have decided that a custodial sentence is inevitable.'
Kay was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders register for ten years and she was banned from working with children for five years.