Published: Wed, May 15, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

ITV confirm Jeremy Kyle has been cancelled indefinitely following death of guest

ITV confirm Jeremy Kyle has been cancelled indefinitely following death of guest

Jeremy Kyle show suspended indefinitely after guest dies following filmingMr Dymond took a lie-detector test to convince fiance Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful but they split after he failed, according to The Sun.

Carolyn McCall, ITV's chief executive, said: "Given the gravity of recent events we have made a decision to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show".

They said: "In the case of The Jeremy Kyle Show, the programme has significant and detailed duty of care processes in place for contributors pre, during and post show which have been built up over 14 years, and there have been numerous positive outcomes from this, including people who have resolved complex and long-standing personal problems".

The company-wide message also stated that ITV Studios' managing director Julian Bellamy would travel to Manchester, where the talk show is filmed, to meet with the production team.

After Steve Dymond's death became widely reported, ITV issued a statement that reflected the immediate choices it was making concerning The Jeremy Kyle Show's future, and was pulled from the schedule, replaced by an episode of Dickinson's Real Deal.

ITV said on Wednesday that it would continue to work on other projects with Kyle, a former insurance salesman who has fronted the show since 2005.

"My ex went to rehab after the show but he left early and there was no check in by the show at all", she added.

Mr Woolley was reportedly contacted by a concerned relative after Mr Dymond was left in a highly emotional state following the recording.

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On Tuesday, Charles Walker MP, a member of the all-party parliamentary group on suicide and self-harm prevention, told BBC News that Mr Dymond's death was a "watershed moment". Especially since The Jeremy Kyle Show has been criticized in the past for producers not giving the emotionally vulnerable guests the proper care and attention needed.

"Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also chose to suspend both filming and broadcasting of The Jeremy Kyle Show with immediate effect in order to give it time to conduct a review of this episode of the show".

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

Dymond's death is to be the subject of an inquest that will be opened within the next few days.

The presenter is yet to personally comment on the show's cancellation.

"They knew how bad the situation was for us and they use you for a good story and then they completely drop you with no support".

The mental health consequences of reality TV shows has been in the spotlight in Britain following the deaths of two contestants on hit show 'Love Island'.

The next series of Love Island will return to air in the next couple of weeks.

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