UK Talk Show Axed By Channel After Death Of Participant


To that end, ITV itself has been criticized for quickly pulling The Jeremy Kyle Show off the air while still continuing to air the reality show Love Island following two former guests' deaths.

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

In an email to staff prior to the show's permanent cancellation, Dame Carolyn had said that halting filming and broadcasting of the show was "a very hard decision to make but we felt that it would be inappropriate to continue to broadcast the show when a participant on it has so recently died".

McCall said the investigation into the episode is "under way and will continue".

A grandfather who took his own life a week after appearing on the Jeremy Kyle show told his son that the host had "ripped in to him" for being a cheat.

Lie detectors were a regular fixture on the programme, which often featured disputes between partners and family members.

A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that we were called at 1.24pm on Thursday 9 May following the discovery of a body of a man in his 60s at an address in Grafton St, Portsmouth".

"Given the gravity of recent events we have chose to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show", ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall said.

Critics said it put vulnerable people, often with issues of addiction and mental health, on a public platform - bringing them a level of exposure they may not have expected.

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The email said the suspension was "not in any way a reflection on the show, but the best way we can protect the show and the production team from the reaction we expect to this death". The Prime Minister's office said Dymond's death was "deeply concerning", and lawmaker Charles Walker said participants in the show were "not really guests, they're victims".

He was originally ordered to pay almost £6,000 in compensation to two finance companies in 1997 at Poole Magistrates' Court.

In a dramatic move, ITV halted the scheduled broadcast, suspended filming of the show and removed all past episodes from its catch-up website.

"He had gone on the show exclusively to clear his name but he said it had gone wrong because of the lie detector test".

The company's director of television Kevin Lygo has tried to reinvent the broadcaster, and this programme was an anomaly within his offering: different in tone and editorial approach.

It faced fierce criticism about its style and levels of aftercare in the wake of the news, with the United Kingdom prime minister's office calling the case "deeply concerning".

"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".

ITV has launched a review into the episode they featured in.

Jeremy Kyle started his broadcasting career in radio, and is well remembered in the industry for his late-night phone-in shows, Late n Live and Jezza's Confessions, both networked across a number of commercial radio stations including BRMB and Century FM.