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ITV’s Ruth Dodsworth shares terrifying footage of ex’s abuse as he’s ‘prepared to be released’

ITV weatherwoman Jonathan Wignall, ex-husband of Ruth Dodsworth, has been sentenced to three years in prison after years of harassment left her feeling ‘anxious, scared and down’

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ITV weather presenter Ruth Dodsworth has shared the first clip of terrifying footage in a new documentary about her abusive relationship with her ex-husband, amid fears she fears the prospect he was released from prison.

The 46-year-old broadcaster’s former partner Jonathan Wignall was jailed with a three-year sentence a year ago after he pleaded guilty to stalking and coercive control.

Ruth – a familiar face on ITV Wales – appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss his possible release with co-presenters Kate Garraway and Adil Ray.

Ruth, who recently told fans she had alarms installed “everywhere” at home, was sitting in the ITV studio as the show played a recording of her husband’s screams in their home. .

The footage also includes police footage of police questioning Wignall about hundreds of “harassment” phone calls to Ruth.







Police exclusively reveal the moment Ruth’s ex-husband was arrested.
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The footage is part of the ITV Tonight documentary controlled by My Partner? The Hidden Abuse, will air tonight.

Police exclusively reveal the moment Ruth’s ex-husband was arrested.

Wignall can be heard screaming to speak to his wife as he is led into a police car in the clip.

Speaking of her experience in the documentary’s trailer, Ruth said: “I didn’t know that the threats and manipulations my ex-husband had used for nearly a decade was actually a kind of transgression. sin.







Ruth – a familiar face on ITV Wales – appeared on Good Morning Britain
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“He called me dozens of times a day, wanting to know where I was and who I was with. He would check my phone and even delete contacts from it.

“He showed up at my place of work, or begged me to leave the studio to have lunch with him in his car.”

Ruth continued: “It was not until my children began to fear for my safety that I realized what was going on was not normal. In October 2019, I finally called the police and my husband was subsequently arrested.







46-year-old broadcaster’s ex-partner Jonathan Wignall was jailed for three years
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“My ex-husband was only jailed for 3 years and 9 months, but could be released later this year after serving half of his sentence – I can’t pretend I’m not scared, but I’m trying to keep positive attitude.

“…Because my future is bright and my smile is genuine now and I want anyone who has experienced this abuse to know you are not alone. Help is available and you don’t have to live in fear.”

ITV Tonight – Controlled by my partner? The Hidden Abuse airs at 20:30 on Thursday 5/4 on ITV or ITV Hub

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