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BREAKING: Jeremy Kyle Show permanently AXED after death of guest

Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO announced today: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of .

“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.

“The previously announced review of the episode of the show is underway and will continue. 

“ITV will continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects.”

It comes after the show was suspended indefinitely following the death of a guest.

Steve Dymond, 63, was found dead 10 days after failing a lie detector test on the daytime show.

He had gone on the programme to prove to his estranged fiancée Jane Callaghan that he hadn’t been unfaithful, in the hopes of a reconcilliation.

JEREMY KYLE AXED

AXED: The Jeremy Kyle Show has been axed (Pic: ITV)

JEREMY KYLE AXED

FILMING: Steve died 10 days after filming (Pic: FACEBOOK)

Steve Dymonds’s stepdaughter Sophie Fifield, who previously appeared as a guest on The Jeremy Kyle Show, told the Daily Star that Dymond’s death wasn’t the programme’s fault.

She said: “I did a test and it said I wasn’t lying.

“My stepdad failed so he must have been lying. He was always lying but he was convincing.

“It is a bit selfish of Steve. He should have just sucked it up and been a man and dealt with his problems. He shouldn’t have left my mum like that.

“I think he couldn’t deal with the lies. Nobody deserves to die but I just feel bad for my mum.”

She added: “I think the show should carry on.

“It is not down to Jeremy – it is not his fault at all really.”

The Sun previously claimed a source said: “Jeremy and those on the show are worried that this could be the nail in the coffin.

“There’s been a groundswell of criticism since the news broke of Steve’s death, and there’s a feeling from people who work on the show that top bosses might decide to use the incident as a reason to change things around.”

ITV released a statement shortly after the show was pulled off air earlier this week.

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DEATH: The show has been axed following the death of Steve Dymond (Pic: FACEBOOK)

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PERMANENTLY: The show has been axed permanently (Pic: GETTY)

They said: “Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends.

“Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also decided 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 has also removed episodes of the show from its online streaming service, the ITV Hub.

Jeremy Kyle’s net worth is an estimated £3.78m following his success on the TV show.

 

As well as The Jeremy Kyle Show, the presenter also hosts The Kyle Files – a series which sees him explore number of social issues that are affecting people throughout Britain.

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org, visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

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