AXED: Jeremy Kyle Show ditched by ITV after death of participant

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JEREMY KYLE SHOW: "ITV will continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects." Photo: Wikimedia Commons


ITV has decided to axe the Jeremy Kyle Show permanently due to the death of a guest who had appeared on the show.

Found dead on Thursday May 9, Steve Dymond had failed a lie detector test on the programme a week earlier.

Carolyn McCall, chief executive of ITV, stated that the decision was due to the “gravity of recent events”.

The episode in which Mr Dymond took part was constructed around the topic of infidelity.

ITV’s statement:

“Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show,” McCall said.

“The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.

“Everyone at ITV’s thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond.”

The broadcaster added: “The previously announced review of the episode of the show is under way and will continue.

“ITV will continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects.”

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