Talk show host Jerry Springer rarely lost control when encountering his ill-tempered guests - until a neo-Nazi threatened to brutally harm his mother.

The usually composed TV presenter reacted badly when the racist guest purposely directed his hateful beliefs towards Jewish Springer.

Springer says, "I don't usually lose my temper - I try to remain professional - but he started getting personal.

"When he said he'd have cut up my mother and turned her into a lampshade, I ordered him to leave."

31/03/2005 02:28