Jeremy Kyle "completely destroyed" after the show was canceled after the death of guest Steve Dymond

16-05-2019 10:05

Jeremy Kyle spoke for the first time after the cancellation of his ITV show, following the death of a guest.

The controversial talk show was definitively canceled by the television broadcaster following the death of guest Steve Dymond.

After the indignation of mental health experts and members of parliament, parliamentarians have also launched an inquiry into the reality of TV.

Kyle said The sun: "I and the production team I worked with for the past 14 years have been completely destroyed by recent events. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve's family at this incredibly sad time."

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) will consider the duty of care of production companies for participants who participate in reality shows and will explore whether sufficient support is offered during and after the shoot.

ITV also had to carefully examine its support for reality show talent following the death of the previous ones Love Island the competitors Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.

Carolyn McCall, CEO of ITV, said in a statement: "Given the seriousness of recent events, we have decided to end the production of Jeremy Kyle's show".

The Jeremy Kyle Show had a loyal audience and was created by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the end of the show. All the thoughts and sympathies of ITV are with Steve Dymond's family and friends. "

McCall added: "The previously announced revision of the show's episode is ongoing and will continue. ITV will continue to collaborate with Jeremy Kyle on other projects."

The episode with Dymond was to be broadcast at 9:30 am on May 13, but was soon replaced with an episode of Dickinson's real deal.

Jeremy Kyle's show has been broadcast on ITV since 4 July 2005, after appearing as a replacement for Trisha Goddard's chat program.

The tabloid talk show is based on guests trying to solve their problems among themselves, with topics often related to extramarital affairs, dependency and family conflicts.

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