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"Dr. Phil" Guest

Arrested for Roughing Up GF

10/10/2011 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Days before he was scheduled to appear on a "Dr. Phil" show about couples with commitment issues, 37-year-old Stephen Stanage was arrested for roughing up his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Stanage was arrested Saturday night in his room at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood -- after an argument between he and his girlfriend turned violent.

We're told neighboring guests in the hotel heard Stanage's GF screaming for help and alerted security.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Stanage allegedly yanked her off the bed twice -- and she sustained injuries. She was treated at a nearby hospital.

Stanage was arrested and booked on one count of felony domestic violence. Stanage also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest stemming from a prior DUI.

He's currently being held on $326,000 bail. His "Dr. Phil" episode was scheduled to tape this week.

Sources connected to the show tell TMZ ... Dr. Phil is taking the situation very seriously -- and will NO longer feature Stanage on the show.

 A "Dr. Phil" spokesperson tells us, "We have not worked with this couple yet, as they have just recently written in for help deciding if they are good candidates for marriage, or perhaps have some work to do first. -- as it now seems clear they do."

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