ITV axes The Jeremy Kyle Show
May 15, 2019
The Jeremy Kyle Show has been axed permanently by ITV after a participant died following an appearance on the Jerry Springer-style talk show.
Steve Dymond was found dead from an apparent overdose after failing a lie-detector test on the long-running daytime programme, prompting the show to be taken off air on May 13th.
Carolyn McCall, ITV’s chief executive, 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. Everyone at ITV’s thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond.”