'The Jeremy Kyle Show' axed after death of guest

'The Jeremy Kyle Show' axed after death of guest

In a statement, ITV CEO Carolyn McCall said: "Given the gravity of recent events we have made a decision to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show".

"Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friend of Steve Dymond".

In a statement, he said: "There needs to be an independent review of the duty of care TV companies have to participants in reality TV shows and the DCMS select committee has chose to hold an inquiry this summer into these issues".

In its initial reaction to Dymond's death, ITV suspended filming and wiped all episodes from its on-demand service the ITV Hub.

The 63-year-old arrived on the show last week to take one of The Jeremy Kyle Show's flagship lie detector tests in order to prove he had not cheated on his fiancée Jane Callaghan.

Jeremy Kyle made a name for himself as the host of his eponymous talk show, presiding over rowing members of the public airing their issues on TV. Police said the death was not suspicious, and a post-mortem will be held to determine the cause.

"We all know the lie detector's not a million percent", the caller admitted referring to the machine used on the show to dramatically reveal if a guest was lying.

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Jeremy Kyle poses at the British Soap Awards at BBC Television Centre, May 3, 2008 in London, England.

The show was pulled from the air on Monday after a guest died over the weekend in what is feared top have been a suicide following a failed lie-detector test filmed a week earlier. Prime Minister Theresa May's office also weighed in, saying Tuesday that "broadcasters and production companies have a responsibility for the mental health and well-being of participants".

Mr Collins said that the DCMS select committee will discuss "what should be done to review the duty of care support for people appearing in reality TV shows" in its private meeting on Wednesday.

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". A guest of the show, whose episode was filmed but had yet to air, allegedly took his own life as a result of how the filming went down.

ITV said it would offer support to all Love Island contestants rather than just those who ask for it, although the broadcaster's chief executive, Carolyn McCall, said the duty of care can not last indefinitely.

They will be questioned on the aftercare support offered to participants on reality TV programmes, with the committee considering whether there should be stricter regulations on how contestants are treated on air and whether certain programmes place "unfair psychological pressure on participants and encourage more extreme behaviour".

A review of the episode featuring Dymond is also being carried out.

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