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Kardashian-Jenner clan rally around Caitlyn in new reality show 'I Am Cait'

Eleanor Bley Griffith

Published 22/07/2015 | 20:26

Honoree Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Honoree Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Honoree Caitlyn Jenner (R) accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award from former professional soccer player Abby Wambach onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Honoree Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Honoree Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY ceremony (Invision/AP)

The first episode of Caitlyn Jenner's new reality show, I Am Cait, shows the Kardashian-Jenner clan rallying around her.

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The show documents her life after her recent transition to living as a woman.

In the first episode, the 65-year-old admits: "Having that opportunity to just be honest with my family is like having a thousand pounds taken off my shoulders."

Jenner's famous stepdaughter Kim Kardashian also features on the show.

In one scene Kardashian phones to break the news of Jenner's record-breaking debut on Twitter, and says: "Just wanted you to know, I'm on the bandwagon."

Later, Jenner shows her around her walk-in wardrobe, saying: "I love this Tom Ford dress."

Kardashian laughs, commenting "Mom has that", while Jenner jokes: "I'd better wear it before she does".

Kylie Jenner also meets Caitlyn for the first time via video-chat, reassuring her: "You look pretty!"

The 17-year-old model later comes round to the house to meet Caitlyn in person for the first time, and sorts her out with green-dipped hair extensions.

The former athlete, known previously as Bruce Jenner, is most nervous about meeting her mother Esther for the first time post-transition.

Jenner's mother finds the transition difficult to accept, commenting: "I think he's a very good looking woman. He's still Bruce."

Jenner, who starred on the cover of Vanity Fair in June with the strapline Call Me Caitlyn, says: "It's great to be able to base a relationship with your family on honesty."

However, she explains that she felt lucky because "it's not been this way for everybody", and that she has a "tremendous responsibility" to speak about transgender issues because she has a public voice.

After talking to the mother of Kyler, a transgender 14-year-old who had recently killed himself, an emotional Jenner says: "Suicide is a permanent solution for a very temporary problem. I know how these kids can feel.

"I've had some very dark moments in my life and said: 'let's just end it right here'. No more pain, no more suffering. That struggle, it's real and I've been there."

But she adds: "I don't think I have ever been more excited about life than I am now, living my true identity."

I Am Cait airs on Sunday August 2 at 9pm on E!

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