News 15 May 2019

‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ Permanently Axed After Guest Dies

15 May 2019

A few days ago, we reported on the suspension of The Jeremy Kyle Show following the death of a guest and now the show has been permanently axed by ITV.

The broadcaster released a statement to confirm the news. In the statement, ITV said: “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.”

The statement comes after Steven Dymond, who recently appeared as a guest on the programme, was found dead a week after appearing on the programme.

ITV also offered their condolences to Dymond in their statement. “Everyone at ITV’s thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond”, said Carolyn McCall, ITV’s Chief Executive.

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

An audience member who was in attendance during Steven Dymond’s appearance on the show described how he had “collapsed to the ground” and began crying after he failed a lie detector test regarding infidelity.

The Jeremy Kyle Show
began in 2005 and quickly gained a reputation for its heated debates. Averaging one million viewers, the programme was also ITV’s most popular daytime show.