A man phoned the Jeremy Kyle show asking to appear and take a lie detector test after his girlfriend accused him of having an affair.
Anthony Smith then had a furious argument with his 20-year-old partner, before pushing her on to a sofa and holding her down.
He demanded money for his train fare home before grabbing his girlfriend’s bank card and used it to obtain £50 cash.
Smith, 26, formerly of St Peters Place, Fleetwood, now living at Patterdale Avenue, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to assault and fraud when he appeared before a court.
He was remanded in custody for pre-sentence reports and will be sentenced at a later date by Blackpool magistrates.
Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said the couple had had a four-year relationship. Smith’s girlfriend discovered he was having an affair with a woman who lived nearby.
She then decided to end her relationship with the defendant on February 19.
The prosecutor said: “She told him she had discovered he was sleeping around. He denied it and at one point he called the Jeremy Kyle show, saying he would take a lie detector test.”
Smith’s girlfriend then tried to contact the other woman via Facebook. Smith told her to stop, pushed her on to the sofa and got on top of her. He held her down and she felt him taking a bank card from her pocket.
Brett Chappell, defending, told magistrates: “He says he does not want bail. He made a comment when interviewed that if he was bailed he would go straight back round to his partner’s.”