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Amy Winehouse's ex Blake Fielder-Civil: 'Her heroin was my fault'

Amy Winehouse's ex Blake Fielder-Civil has appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

The singer's former husband, who has been clean from drugs since he stopped taking methadone in January 2012, said: "I've admitted I was there when she had it first time, yeah it was my doing. I don't think she would have ever experienced it without me.

"I had maybe had it three or four times and we were in a hotel in East London and for some reason I think I had about ten pounds of heroin with me which is something we used to do after a club.

Blake Fielder Civil and Amy Winehouse.

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Blake and Amy

Amy Winehouse and former husband Blake Fielder-Civil

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As a couple

"I was smoking it on foil and she said can I try some and I said... I might have put up a weak resistance... the fact is whatever I said she did end up having some.

"I have to be really sort of conscious about what I say. I don't want to feel like I'm shirking responsibility, the fact is what I'm saying is of course I regret it.

"Not just because of the damage it's caused Amy and Ioss of life but the damage to her family but also to my family and also to me. You know we've all sort of gone through this addiction."

Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil

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The former couple

Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil

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Blake Fielder-Civil

On taking drugs with Amy, he said: "I think some people don't know or they don't realise but as far as using heroin or crack goes, I mean the cocaine use was recreational to be honest, out of maybe a six- or seven-year relationship that me and Amy had on and off there was drug use for about four months together.

"We used heroin together as addicts for like four months, then I went to jail, then it got a lot worse while I was in jail and then when I came out of jail, I was told that if I loved her I'd divorce her and set her free and I did.

"Her family and my family said, but specifically her dad said this needs to stop. He said if you love her really you'll divorce her. I spoke to Amy about it and we sort of agreed that it would get everyone off our backs and we'd probably remarry, but I did and we divorced."

Amy Winehouse at the BBC

Amy on stage

Mitch Winehouse arrives wearing a waistcoat bearing a picture of his daughter Amy at the 2013 Brit Awards

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Amy's dad at the Brits

After Blake came out of prison and switched his phone on, he had texts from Amy from before her death.

He revealed: "I don't know what dates they were from because when I turned the phone on they were there but there was one talking about being a godmother to Jack (his son).

"We had sort of spoken in the previous weeks about her visiting me and we had had maybe one emotional phone call when we'd said 'are we thinking about maybe getting back together at some point?'"

Sarah Aspin, Blake Fielder-Civil's girlfriend for Reveal magazine

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Sarah Aspin, Blake's partner

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British singer AMY WINEHOUSE has been found dead at her flat in London.
The Back to Black hitmaker, 27, was reportedly found by cops following a call to emergency services on Saturday afternoon (23Jul11). Her death is being treated as "unexplained", according to reports.
The star had a long and highly publicised battle with alcohol and drug addiction throughout her career and often sought help from rehabilitation clinics.
Her battle with drugs is believed to have stemmed from the death of her beloved grandmother, and later her relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil, who she married in May 2007. They later divorced. Famed for her iconic beehive hairstyle and heavy make-up, Winehouse's 2003 debut album Frank was nominated for the Mercury Prize. In 2006, her follow-up Back to Black won six Grammy award nominations and five wins. Other honours included a Brit award and three Ivor Novello Awards.
In recent years, she has spent time in the Caribbean attempting to overcome her demons, but a comeback tour was scrapped in June (11) after a disastrous opening gig in Serbia where the seemingly drunk star stumbled around the stage, slurred her songs and stormed off several times.
Winehouse was last seen in public earlier this week (beg18Jul11) when she joined her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield onstage at the iTunes Festival in London.
Winehouse's father, Mitch, was believed to be onboard a flight back to Britain from the U.S on Saturday.
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Pictured: A young Amy WinehouseEngland
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A young Amy

On going into rehab for the third time and getting clean from drugs for his son and partner Sarah Aspin, he said: "I sort of had to take the thought that my son is going to need me, I don't want my son going to school and for the other mothers at the gates to say 'that's this junky...'

"They probably will anyway because that's the nature of what people are like but I want my son to be able to go to school and say, 'well no matter what they say I know my dad doesn't do drugs'. I want him to be proud of me."
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