THE dad of Swindon murder victim Becky Godden-Edwards says ITV drama A Confession ruined his life.

John Godden criticised the hit show for portraying him as an ‘uncaring oaf’.

He told the Sunday Mirror: “ITV have killed me… and killed Becky again.

“My life has been ruined over this. ITV have a lot to answer for. They should hang their heads in shame.”

Becky disappeared in 2003 and her remains were discovered eight years later in a Gloucestershire field.

The 21-year-old was strangled and decapitated by cabbie Christopher Halliwell.

The killer confessed during a conversation with Det Supt Steve Fulcher after he was arrested on suspicion of murdering Sian O'Callaghan.

The six-part prime-time drama, which aired in September and October, was based on a book written by Mr Fulcher, whose methods in gaining the confession from Halliwell ultimately cost him his job in the police force.

John said he asked producers not to air scenes that he claims have shown him as being unconcerned by his daughter’s disappearance.

“I was really excited when [screenwriter] Jeff [Pope] told me he wanted me on board as I thought it would be a chance for the world to know how much I loved Becky and how close we were,” he told the Sunday Mirror.

“I thought I would be Becky’s voice. But when I saw how I was portrayed as an uncaring father I was horrified.”

John says he was never given the chance to meet the actor who played him - Christopher Fulford - and had to deal with a barrage of hate on social media.

He says: “I received Twitter threats saying how awful I was. One said, ‘He deserves father of the year... not’.

“Others said, ‘If it wasn’t for him and his family, who are liars, Becky would have been reported missing’. I had to delete all my social media.

"As soon as I saw this hate mail I cried and broke down. I couldn’t even go out. I am scared people in the street are going attack me.

“I’ve done nothing wrong. My only crime is being Becky’s dad. When Becky died I had a breakdown. It nearly killed me. I was just getting to the point where I could cope and this has set me back.”