Jeremy Kyle Show cancelled by ITV

Angelo Anderson
May 15, 2019

Dymond failed a lie-detector test taken on the show to convince his fiancee he had not cheated on her, leading to the couple splitting up, The Sun newspaper reported.

ITV's chief executive, Carolyn McCall, said the decision was a result of the "gravity of recent events".

A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May added the incident is a "deeply concerning case".

A statement from ITV says: "Given the gravity of recent events we have made a decision to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show".

"Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friend of Steve Dymond".

The email also said: "Given that someone who took part in the show has died a few days after, we will undertake a review of this episode".

On Tuesday, Downing Street and Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said TV firms must support participants in their shows.

The Daily Star carries comments from Mr Dymond's former partner's daughter in defence of the programme.

News of Mr Dymond's death prompted an outcry and ITV has been urged to end the confrontational programme for good.

Production of The Jeremy Kyle show has been ended, ITV has confirmed.

More than 3,000 episodes of it have been broadcast across its 14 years on the air.

Dymond went onto the show to prove that he had not been unfaithful to his girlfriend, Jane Callaghan.

"It's cruel and there's enough cruelty in the world without showing it on TV".

His son Carl Woolley, 39, said his father had been "distraught" over the breakdown of his relationship and hoped the show would help him "clear his name".

The episode featuring Mr Dymond and Ms Callaghan is said to have been filmed earlier this month.

Filming and broadcasting of the programme was suspended while the review is being conducted.

Nevertheless, it was a ratings hit, and much of its loyal audience will be despondent about it being pulled.

Monday morning's episode of the talk show did not air and ITV has now wiped all episodes of the programme from its on-demand service the ITV Hub, and episodes will not air on ITV2.

Hampshire Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file was being prepared for the coroner.

The broadcaster said it would also no longer be "reliant on the islanders asking us for support but for us to proactively check in with them on a regular basis".

Piers Morgan has defended The Jeremy Kyle Show following its suspension after the tragic death of one of its guests.

"ITV will not screen the episode in which they featured".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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