Man with the country's worst case of Tourette's shouts 'k**bhead' and 'silver fox' during an interview on This Morning - after Phillip and Holly warn viewers he'll be allowed to 'speak freely'
- Ryan, 22, from Berkshire, was only diagnosed with Tourette's a year ago
- He appeared on This Morning to talk about how his condition affected his life
- Holly and Phil warned viewers that Ryan's interview would not be edited?
- He had to drop out of university and lost his job in retail after a severe tic episode
- His story featured in BBC's Employable Me as he searched for a job
A man diagnosed with one of the country's most extreme cases of Tourette's repeatedly swore during an uncensored appearance on This Morning.
Ryan, 22, from Berkshire, was diagnosed with the debilitating condition just a year ago, and it is so severe that there have been days he was unable to leave his flat.
Presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby issued a warning on Tuesday before airing the interview, which was pre-recorded yesterday, explaining that producers had chosen not to censor Ryan's vocal tics - which can often be offensive - so that he could 'speak freely'.
During the segment Ryan hit his head several times, shouted 'k***head' and made a rude gesture at the cameras, as the presenters continued to talk to him about his condition.
At one point as occupational psychologist Nancy Doyle, who joined Ryan on the daytime show, was speaking, he could be heard saying 'silver fox', which caused Phillip to smirk.?
Ryan is thought to have one of the most severe cases of Tourette's in the UK and his vocal tics caused him to swear during an interview on This Morning
Ryan spoke about his condition and how he had lost his job due to a severe tic. He was joined by occupational psychologist Nancy Doyle, who appears in the BBC Two show Employable Me
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby warned viewers ahead of the interview that Ryan would be uncensored
Ryan was applauded by viewers during his appearance on This Morning with one saying he was an 'inspiration'
Ryan explained on the sofa how many of his tics are observational, and recalled an example for viewers.
'I am not racist, but I nearly pulled an old lady’s hijab off because I told her that it was too warm for a scarf in the summer. That upsets me because I am not that kind of person,' he said.
Viewers were quick to praise Ryan for speaking out: 'Ryan is amazing! Such an inspiration.'
'Huge respect to him. Seems like a good bloke. I hope he finds a decent job and people get a better understanding of his Tourette,' added another.
Others were pleased that the ITV daytime programme had chosen to air his intervie win full: 'Absolutely love how you are not afraid to tackle anything @thismorning.'
'Props to This Morning for not censoring a pre-recorded interview with someone who has Tourettes. Really important to have people know that what people with TS say isn't how they really are,' said one.?
Ryan had appeared in Monday night's?BBC Two's Employable Me, in which he revealed how desperate he was to get back to work after he was forced to drop out of university and lost his job in retail following a severe tic episode.?
Other viewers praised ITV for choosing not to censor Ryan during his interview saying it was 'really important' to let him speak
Ryan had been told by doctors that his Tourette's was one of the most extreme cases in the UK. He had only been diagnosed a year ago and had to drop out of university and he lost his job
Viewers who watched the BBC's Employable Me in which Ryan starred in the first episode, praised him and the other participants for their tenacity
Viewers praised Ryan's tenacity, with one saying: 'I?watched the show last night you have to feel for him, he wants to work unlike some people..if anyone complains about his language should be ignored.'?
'Absolute heartbreaking that these exceptional people can't get a job because of their disability in this day and age absolutely unacceptable,' commented another.?
Ryan's physical tics became so bad that as the documentary was being filmed he broke his arm, after punching and smashing a car window screen.
With help from occupational psychologist Nancy, who has made it her aim to help people with disabilities secure employment, Ryan recently began work at an aquatic centre.
Desperate to go back to work, Ryan sought guidance from an occupational psychologist who helped him find his passion and secure a job at an aquatic centre
Ryan explained that he often worried about how people would react to his tics, but holding them in caused him pain
Ryan's condition caused him to blurt out swear words and make comments on people's appearance, which meant that a job in customer service was a huge risk.
However, Ryan's visit to a specialist job centre, the brainchild of Nancy, helped him tap into his potential and understand more about what he can offer - despite not being able to secure any interviews.
The occupational psychologist said: 'It frustrates me this narrative that all we need to do to get a job is change ourselves... sometimes that’s not true, sometimes the employers aren’t playing ball.'
Ryan, who often worries about how people will react to his verbal tics, has said he tries to hold them in even though it causes him pain.
'If I keep my tics in it hurts, it feels like fire ants, it’s not a nice feeling.
'Say your head is a can of pop, if someone shakes it you are going to get that pressure build up until it explodes. That’s when everything spurts out.'
Occupational psychologist Nancy (second on the right) advises people with disabilities how they can tap into the job market?
Nancy set up the job centre as part of the BBC Two series and pushed Ryan to follow his passion for turtles, which he said helped him find 'peace and tranquility'.
After being advised to be honest and upfront about his condition, Ryan attended an interview at a local aquatic centre, after which he was offered a one day trial.?
He surprised his fellow employees and was warned that his outbursts - which included calling a pair of elderly customers 'coffin dodgers' - would normally lead to a disciplinary action.?
However, they gave Ryan a second chance when a vacancy later opened and the former student was over the moon.
'My horizons are a lot bigger than I thought they were. I am over the moon. I am getting employed.
'To be told my condition is not a big deal, I am beyond happy. I am not going to let my condition beat me.'??
Employable Me returns on Monday at 9pm and the first episode is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now
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