A man has tragically beeb found dead at his home after appearing on Jeremy Kyle.
Steve Dymond told how he was certain he would be cleared of cheating claims on the show.
But the shows test results came back as a fail and it is feared by his friends that this is the reason he was found dead just days after the recording.
ITV axed the programme indefinitely, meaning the episode with Steve defending accusations he was unfaithful to fiancee Jane Callaghan will not be aired. Friend Michael Bradley claimed Steve had told his landlady he was feeling suicidal after the show.
He said: “He told her, ‘I’ve had enough, I’m going to kill myself.’ He failed the lie detector test but was adamant he hadn’t done anything wrong, saying, ‘I’ll come up with flying colours, I’ve never cheated on her.
“He got made out to be wrong but he wasn’t. Those lie detector tests aren’t 100%.
Steve said he’d recently split with his fiancee but was getting reconciled. He contacted Jeremy Kyle himself to prove he was innocent. That’s how confident he was that he hadn’t done anything.”
Michael worked with Steve, who was in his 50s, on building sites in their home town of Gosport, Hants.
They were digger operators. The Jeremy Kyle show featuring Steve was filmed in Manchester on May 1. It is understood Jane also took part.
A year ago, the couple declared their love for each other in a series of posts.
On one picture of Steve, Jane wrote: “I’m very lucky to have found a man like you. We will grow old together.” He posted: “I love you so much.”
But days before the show was filmed, Jane shared posts about infidelity. One said: “Cheating doesn’t start with sex, it starts with sneaky conversations.”
Michael claimed the Kyle show failed to give Steve proper “after care”. But ITV insiders insisted the series has a “very robust” duty-of-care process, despite Steve’s death being the second.