The Jeremy Kyle show has been axed by ITV following the death of one of the guests within the show.
The show has been permanently cancelled following the death of a guest who took his own life following filming with the show.
“Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show,” ITV boss Carolyn McCall has said.
ITV made the announcement this morning confirming that the show would not return following the death of Steve Dymond
releasing a statement ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall confirmed “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.
“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.”
ITV has confirmed that they will contiune to work with Kyle on other project however his confrontational talk show has now been taken off air and will not return to ITV following the traggic death of Mr Dymond.
Traggically Steve Dymond aged 63 was found dead within a address at Grafton St in Portsmouth on May 9th one week after filming an episode.
ITV confirmed the episode would not be broadcast and that it was being reviewed by ITV. Mr Dymond has taken a lie detector test to convince fiancee Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful,
He was informed during the eppisode he has failed the lie detector test.
Mr Dymond was also subject to an arrest warrent after he failed to attend a court hearting for non-payment of a fine.
Police have confirmed they are not treating the death as suspicious.
Ofcom is now investigating the case and have called it “a very distressing case” adding “Although we can only assess content that has been broadcast, we are discussing this programme with ITV as a priority to understand what took place.
“Following Mr Dymond’s death, ITV issued a statement about the support in place for guests on the programme.
“Prior to the show a comprehensive assessment is carried out by the guest welfare team on all potential contributors,
“The guests are interviewed by guest welfare face-to-face at studios and prior to filming.”
Throughout filming, the participants are supported by the guest welfare team.”After filming has ended, all guests are seen by a member of the guest welfare team.”