Jeremy McConnell has sat down with Holly & Philip on This Morning and slammed Stephanie Davis, saying "she's trying to make me look like the bad guy".
He opened up about the media frenzy that has been his and Stephanie's relationship over the past year. He said "I don't want to be on here, like, looking for any sympathy or anything. I'm a strong man... social media, all these trolls don't bother me." He continued "what she's trying to do is puppeteer the public".
It was reported earlier today that Jeremy would be doing a paternity test on the show. This Morning confirmed that the test had been done but tweeted that it will be "held securely in a lab".
Earlier today took a DNA test, which will be held securely in a lab— This Morning (@thismorning)
When asked if he wanted to be a Dad, he answered "of course, you step up to the plate".
Phillip: Do you want to be a dad?— This Morning (@thismorning)
Jeremy McConnell: Yeah of course, you step up to the plate
He said he didn't want to talk about his private life but felt he had to. He continued "It shouldn't be dealt like this but when someone's so public I have to defend myself somehow".
Stephanie has yet to speak publicly about his appearance.