Steve Dymond

22 May 19
Metro
An inquest into the death of Steven Dymond starts today (Pictures: Rex) The inquest into the suspected suicide of Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond is due to proceed today at Portsmouth Coroner’s Court. Dymond, a 62-year-old digger driver, was found dead in his bedroom just days after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show. On the episode, which was never aired, it was reported that he failed a lie detector test after being quizzed about cheating on his fiancée, Jane Callaghan. The presumed nature of his death caused the show to be pulled immediately from the air, with previous episodes also being wiped from their YouTube channels and streaming service, ITV Player. It was later permanently cancelled, putting its 14-year run to an end. Since the sudden passing of Portsmouth native Dymond, a suggested two more deaths of Jeremy Kyle guests by suicide have come to light. Steve Dymond was found dead in his home just days after filming a Jeremy Kyle episode (Picture: Instagram) It’s also been announced the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee will conduct a probe into reality TV and aftercare. on the back of the suspected suicide on this show, and the confirmed suicides of Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis from Love Island. There are also calls for lie detectors to be pulled from use on TV. [metro-tag-post-strip] As the team behind the show suddenly found themselves scrambled to find new jobs after the immediate axing of the series, insiders and celebs coming out for and against the show have come to light. The inquest is due to start today at midday. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a story?” colour=”grey” icon=”exclamation” size=”full” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/20/jeremy-kyle-show-security-guard-big-steve-another-itv-job-can-rest-easy-9613132/” title=”The Jeremy Kyle Show security guard Big Steve has another ITV job so we can rest easy”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/20/kerry-katona-wants-replace-jeremy-kyle-show-show-9617823/” title=”Kerry Katona wants to replace The Jeremy Kyle Show with her own show”]
22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
A JEREMY Kyle guest’s cause of death is due to be revealed today as an inquest opens just weeks after he appeared on the show. Steven Dymond, 63, is believed to have died from a fatal overdose after failing a love-cheat lie detector test – with pals fearing he took his own life. Steven Dymond, 63, was found dead ten days after appearing on the Jeremy Kyle Show ITV axed the Jeremy Kyle Show in the wake of the tragedy, with the broadcaster now asking for more time to investigate. Steven had split with his fiancée Jane Callaghan after the cheating claims were aired on the popular daytime chat show and he was found dead on May 9. An inquest is due to open today into his death at Portsmouth Coroner’s Court with an official cause of death set to be revealed. Kyle, on a £2million-a-year ITV contract, spoke out over Steven’s death, saying: “Myself and the production team are utterly devastated.” His ex-fiancée Jane claims that Steve was determined to go in front of the cameras despite having underlying health concerns. She also said the digger driver got a doctor’s letter confirming he was medically fit so he could take the show’s test and convince her he had not been unfaithful. But Steven was discovered dead by his landlady just ten days after appearing on the show. He had sent a tragic final text to Jane saying he “couldn’t live without her”. ‘PAEDO’ CLAIMS Friends described his appearance on the show as the “last straw” in his turbulent personal life. Since his death, Dymond’s estranged wife Dianne Healing has come forward to claim that Steve killed himself because he was scared of being exposed as a paedophile. She married him in 2004 after he drove past her and asked her out on a date but they split four months later after he was arrested over allegations he was a paedophile. The 48-year-old claimed Dymond, who was questioned by police but not charged with any offence, may have “preyed” on victims. She said: “He’s being treated as a martyr but I want people to know what he was really like. He’s actually a paedophile. “Seeing all the coverage has brought back the trauma. Seeing how people feel sorry for him, it’s soul-destroying. “It was disgusting and vile what he did and he was a prolific liar. The people feeling sympathy have no idea what he was like. “There was lie after lie after lie. “I think he took advantage of me because he was 15 years older than me when I met him.” [boxout headline=”YOU’RE NOT ALONE”]EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide. It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes. And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women. Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now. That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign. The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives. Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone. If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support: CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858 Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393 Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41 Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123 [/boxout] In the wake of Steven’s death, other guests have come forward to raise concerns over the lack of after care guests received since appearing on the show. Among them, pregnant mum Dawne Mair revealed how she was “intimidate” by the host after being labelled a “liar” in front of cameras. A decorated veteran with PTSD also claimed he nearly killed himself after being branded a “disgrace” on the show. ITV has been accused of hypocrisy as viewers pointed out that they were still preparing to launch the new series of Love Island as planned despite two former Islanders taking their own life in the past year. Producers for the ITV2 dating show have vowed to offer the stars and their families more welfare support after the death of Mike Thalassitis in March and Sophie Gradon last summer. Sophie’s own mother hit out at the Jeremy Kyle Show in the wake of Steven’s death, saying: “Exploiting the susceptible, using someone unfairly for your own advantage, imposing on their vulnerability. “This sickens me to the pit of my stomach.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The Jeremy Kyle Show has been running on ITV since July 2005 with 16 seasons airing on a daytime schedule. It often leads viewers divided with some questioning whether Jeremy Kyle helps his guests or subjects them to ridicule. The presenter signed a new three-year contract with ITV worth a reported £2million a year in 2014, making him one of the country’s highest-earning daytime hosts. [bc_video video_id=”6036995068001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle says he’s ‘utterly devastated by the recent events’ after death of guest Steven Dymond led ITV to axe show permanently”] Steve Dymond was found dead by his landlady in his bedsit Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond died after appearing on air with girlfriend Jane Callaghan The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed after the guest’s death IF you are having suicidal thoughts, suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to talk, call The Samaritans on 116 123.
22 May 19
The Sun
A JEREMY Kyle guest’s cause of death is due to be revealed today as an inquest opens just weeks after he appeared on the show. Steven Dymond, 63, is believed to have died from a fatal overdose after failing a love-cheat lie detector test – with pals fearing he took his own life. Steven Dymond, 63, was found dead ten days after appearing on the Jeremy Kyle Show ITV axed the Jeremy Kyle Show in the wake of the tragedy, with the broadcaster now asking for more time to investigate. Steven had split with his fiancée Jane Callaghan after the cheating claims were aired on the popular daytime chat show and he was found dead on May 9. An inquest is due to open today into his death at Portsmouth Coroner’s Court with an official cause of death set to be revealed. Kyle, on a £2million-a-year ITV contract, spoke out over Steven’s death, saying: “Myself and the production team are utterly devastated.” His ex-fiancée Jane claims that Steve was determined to go in front of the cameras despite having underlying health concerns. She also said the digger driver got a doctor’s letter confirming he was medically fit so he could take the show’s test and convince her he had not been unfaithful. But Steven was discovered dead by his landlady just ten days after appearing on the show. He had sent a tragic final text to Jane saying he “couldn’t live without her”. ‘PAEDO’ CLAIMS Friends described his appearance on the show as the “last straw” in his turbulent personal life. Since his death, Dymond’s estranged wife Dianne Healing has come forward to claim that Steve killed himself because he was scared of being exposed as a paedophile. She married him in 2004 after he drove past her and asked her out on a date but they split four months later after he was arrested over allegations he was a paedophile. The 48-year-old claimed Dymond, who was questioned by police but not charged with any offence, may have “preyed” on victims. She said: “He’s being treated as a martyr but I want people to know what he was really like. He’s actually a paedophile. “Seeing all the coverage has brought back the trauma. Seeing how people feel sorry for him, it’s soul-destroying. “It was disgusting and vile what he did and he was a prolific liar. The people feeling sympathy have no idea what he was like. “There was lie after lie after lie. “I think he took advantage of me because he was 15 years older than me when I met him.” [boxout headline=”YOU’RE NOT ALONE”]EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide. It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes. And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women. Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now. That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign. The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives. Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone. If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support: CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858 Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393 Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41 Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123 [/boxout] In the wake of Steven’s death, other guests have come forward to raise concerns over the lack of after care guests received since appearing on the show. Among them, pregnant mum Dawne Mair revealed how she was “intimidate” by the host after being labelled a “liar” in front of cameras. A decorated veteran with PTSD also claimed he nearly killed himself after being branded a “disgrace” on the show. ITV has been accused of hypocrisy as viewers pointed out that they were still preparing to launch the new series of Love Island as planned despite two former Islanders taking their own life in the past year. Producers for the ITV2 dating show have vowed to offer the stars and their families more welfare support after the death of Mike Thalassitis in March and Sophie Gradon last summer. Sophie’s own mother hit out at the Jeremy Kyle Show in the wake of Steven’s death, saying: “Exploiting the susceptible, using someone unfairly for your own advantage, imposing on their vulnerability. “This sickens me to the pit of my stomach.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The Jeremy Kyle Show has been running on ITV since July 2005 with 16 seasons airing on a daytime schedule. It often leads viewers divided with some questioning whether Jeremy Kyle helps his guests or subjects them to ridicule. The presenter signed a new three-year contract with ITV worth a reported £2million a year in 2014, making him one of the country’s highest-earning daytime hosts. [bc_video video_id=”6036995068001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle says he’s ‘utterly devastated by the recent events’ after death of guest Steven Dymond led ITV to axe show permanently”] Steve Dymond was found dead by his landlady in his bedsit Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond died after appearing on air with girlfriend Jane Callaghan The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed after the guest’s death IF you are having suicidal thoughts, suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to talk, call The Samaritans on 116 123.
21 May 19
The Sun
TV WATCHDOG Ofcom could ban lie detectors from all reality shows, as the regulator’s chief executive told MPs that there are “alarm bells” over Love Island. The ITV2 dating programme has come under renewed scrutiny following the suicides of former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis after The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed last week when guest Steve Dymond took his own life just days after appearing on the show. Love Island has a lie detector task every series Now Ofcom exec Sharon White has spoken to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of MPs about the future of reality TV. She explained: “We will be looking at lie detectors and other tools used by the production companies, as to whether it’s fair treatment for vulnerable individuals.” White also addressed the aftercare in place for reality TV contestants, adding: “As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts. “What happens after transmission at the moment, there is a window between filming and transmission where there is advice on the media and social media and going often from being a private person to suddenly being cast into a media world. The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled last week Steve Dymond took his own life just days after appearing on Jeremy Kyle “I guess my question which I am asking my team is to think about whether that needs to be extended somewhat after transmission, so it is that sort of regime guidance we are thinking for reality shows and factual programmes.” The fifth season of Love Island is set to hit our screens on June 3rd, facing backlash after Sophie took her life last June, two years after appearing on the show. In March of this year, Mike became the second former Islander to take his life after appearing on the third season of Love Island. Sophie Gradon took her own life last June Mike tragically died in March this year The Sun Online previously revealed the show’s beefed up aftercare in light of the tragic deaths, with a spokesman for the programme detailing the extensive support system that is in place amid the fresh concerns. Meanwhile, The Sun Online was the first to reveal that Love Island’s infamous lie detector task was in jeopardy following the Jeremy Kyle death controversy. Each series the ITV2 show features a hugely popular episode which sees the contestants wired up to a polygraph while answering probing questions from the person they are coupled up with. The Sun Online revealed that Love Island’s lie detectors were in jeopardy [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.0/componentLoader.js?123844″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.0%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F123844%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq.json”] [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.0/componentLoader.js?129572″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.0%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F129572%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J.json”] [bc_video video_id=”6037692158001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle Show disciplined for using lie detector on 17-year-old girl six years before death of Steve Dymond”] [article-rail-section title=”Most Read In TV & Showbiz” posts_category=”325″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Following 63-year-old Steve Dymond’s death, a TV spokesperson told us: “The lie detector episode is everyone’s favourite but it does cause some serious arguments between couples. “Love Island is already under scrutiny following the tragic deaths of two past contestants so producers will be keen to avoid any further issues. “Some viewers are calling for the show to be axed so it looks likely they’ll get rid of the lie detector to keep people happy.” Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
TV WATCHDOG Ofcom could ban lie detectors from all reality shows, as the regulator’s chief executive told MPs that there are “alarm bells” over Love Island. The ITV2 dating programme has come under renewed scrutiny following the suicides of former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis after The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed last week when guest Steve Dymond took his own life just days after appearing on the show. Love Island has a lie detector task every series Now Ofcom exec Sharon White has spoken to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of MPs about the future of reality TV. She explained: “We will be looking at lie detectors and other tools used by the production companies, as to whether it’s fair treatment for vulnerable individuals.” White also addressed the aftercare in place for reality TV contestants, adding: “As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts. “What happens after transmission at the moment, there is a window between filming and transmission where there is advice on the media and social media and going often from being a private person to suddenly being cast into a media world. The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled last week Steve Dymond took his own life just days after appearing on Jeremy Kyle “I guess my question which I am asking my team is to think about whether that needs to be extended somewhat after transmission, so it is that sort of regime guidance we are thinking for reality shows and factual programmes.” The fifth season of Love Island is set to hit our screens on June 3rd, facing backlash after Sophie took her life last June, two years after appearing on the show. In March of this year, Mike became the second former Islander to take his life after appearing on the third season of Love Island. Sophie Gradon took her own life last June Mike tragically died in March this year The Sun Online previously revealed the show’s beefed up aftercare in light of the tragic deaths, with a spokesman for the programme detailing the extensive support system that is in place amid the fresh concerns. Meanwhile, The Sun Online was the first to reveal that Love Island’s infamous lie detector task was in jeopardy following the Jeremy Kyle death controversy. Each series the ITV2 show features a hugely popular episode which sees the contestants wired up to a polygraph while answering probing questions from the person they are coupled up with. The Sun Online revealed that Love Island’s lie detectors were in jeopardy [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.0/componentLoader.js?123844″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.0%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F123844%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq.json”] [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.0/componentLoader.js?129572″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.0%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F129572%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J.json”] [bc_video video_id=”6037692158001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle Show disciplined for using lie detector on 17-year-old girl six years before death of Steve Dymond”] [article-rail-section title=”Most Read In TV & Showbiz” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Following 63-year-old Steve Dymond’s death, a TV spokesperson told us: “The lie detector episode is everyone’s favourite but it does cause some serious arguments between couples. “Love Island is already under scrutiny following the tragic deaths of two past contestants so producers will be keen to avoid any further issues. “Some viewers are calling for the show to be axed so it looks likely they’ll get rid of the lie detector to keep people happy.” Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
21 May 19
The Irish Sun
TV WATCHDOG Ofcom could ban lie detectors from all reality shows, as the regulator’s chief executive told MPs that there are “alarm bells” over Love Island. The ITV2 dating programme has come under renewed scrutiny following the suicides of former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis after The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed last week when guest Steve Dymond took his own life just days after appearing on the show. Love Island has a lie detector task every series Now Ofcom exec Sharon White has spoken to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of MPs about the future of reality TV. She explained: “We will be looking at lie detectors and other tools used by the production companies, as to whether it’s fair treatment for vulnerable individuals.” White also addressed the aftercare in place for reality TV contestants, adding: “As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts. “What happens after transmission at the moment, there is a window between filming and transmission where there is advice on the media and social media and going often from being a private person to suddenly being cast into a media world. The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled last week Steve Dymond took his own life just days after appearing on Jeremy Kyle “I guess my question which I am asking my team is to think about whether that needs to be extended somewhat after transmission, so it is that sort of regime guidance we are thinking for reality shows and factual programmes.” The fifth season of Love Island is set to hit our screens on June 3rd, facing backlash after Sophie took her life last June, two years after appearing on the show. In March of this year, Mike became the second former Islander to take his life after appearing on the third season of Love Island. Sophie Gradon took her own life last June Mike tragically died in March this year The Sun Online previously revealed the show’s beefed up aftercare in light of the tragic deaths, with a spokesman for the programme detailing the extensive support system that is in place amid the fresh concerns. Meanwhile, The Sun Online was the first to reveal that Love Island’s infamous lie detector task was in jeopardy following the Jeremy Kyle death controversy. Each series the ITV2 show features a hugely popular episode which sees the contestants wired up to a polygraph while answering probing questions from the person they are coupled up with. The Sun Online revealed that Love Island’s lie detectors were in jeopardy [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.0/componentLoader.js?123844″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.0%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F123844%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190520-accordion-YS8sBd2uq.json”] [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.0/componentLoader.js?129572″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.0%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F129572%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190520-countdowntimer-6TR4gK8-J.json”] [bc_video video_id=”6037692158001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle Show disciplined for using lie detector on 17-year-old girl six years before death of Steve Dymond”] [article-rail-section title=”Most Read In TV & Showbiz” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Following 63-year-old Steve Dymond’s death, a TV spokesperson told us: “The lie detector episode is everyone’s favourite but it does cause some serious arguments between couples. “Love Island is already under scrutiny following the tragic deaths of two past contestants so producers will be keen to avoid any further issues. “Some viewers are calling for the show to be axed so it looks likely they’ll get rid of the lie detector to keep people happy.” Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
21 May 19
The Sun
THE boss of TV watchdog Ofcom was yesterday accused of failing to crack down on reality shows after the suicides of two Love Island contestants. Sharon White admitted the tragic deaths of Mike Thalassitis, 26, and Sophie Gradon, 32, had “rung alarm bells” for the telly regulator. The tragic deaths of Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon failed to trigger a probe into how reality shows treat contestants after they leave Former Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon passed away aged 32 But Ofcom did not launch a probe until reality TV was rocked by the overdose of Jeremy Kyle contestant Steve Dymond earlier this month. Meanwhile, it was revealed ITV has begged for more time to deliver its report into Mr Dymond’s death. The culture select committee demanded to know why Ofcom did not act sooner. Tory MP Rebecca Pow said: “We have actually had some deaths from these programmes. It has been going on some time. Ofcom boss Sharon White admitted the tragic deaths of Mike Thalassitis, 26, and Sophie Gradon, 32, had ‘rung alarm bells’ Ofcom did not launch a probe until reality TV was rocked by the overdose of Jeremy Kyle contestant Steve Dymond earlier this month “Have you not come a bit late?” Tory MP and committee boss Damian Collins warned the set-up of reality TV shows puts contestants under “extreme pressure”. Ms White insisted Ofcom had launched investigations into specific complaints into reality shows. She said: “So no I don’t think we are too late.” She added: “We have been particularly concerned about what has happened to contents after [the show is aired] — particularly after the recent tragedy with Steve Dymond. “Alarm bells were particularly rung with the two suicides of Love Island after the broadcast.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN POLITICS” posts_category=”318″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] She admitted reality TV shows like Celebrity Big Brother and Love Island have sparked thousands of complaints from viewers alarmed at the treatment of contestants. Ofcom is looking at how it can ensure aftercare is beefed up to help contestants cope with the pressure of finding fame overnight. The watchdog is considering ordering telly bosses give reality TV contestants the same protection as under 18s. The culture select committee has launched its own investigation into reality TV after the shocking deaths. [boxout headline=”YOU’RE NOT ALONE” intro=”EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.”] It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes. And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women. Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now. That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign. The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives. Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone. If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support: CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858 Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393 Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41 Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123 Movember, www.uk.movember.com [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6014787845001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Mike Thalassitis has died: Love Island star found dead aged 26″] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
21 May 19
Metro
Ofcom says it’s looking into lie detector tests (Picture: Rex) Lie detectors in reality TV shows could be a thing of the past following the deaths of a contestant on The Jeremy Kyle Show and two on Love Island. Sharon White, chief executive of broadcasting watchdog Ofcom spoke to a committee of MPs about the future of reality TV after tragedy struck and participant Steve Dymond took his own life days after he appeared on The Jeremy Kyle show, prompting ITV to cancel it permanently. Speaking to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, she said: ‘We will be looking at lie detectors and other tools used by the production companies, as to whether…it’s fair treatment for vulnerable individuals.’ Love Island is facing criticism despite the fact that it was renewed for a fifth series. Sophie Gradon was the first Love Island contestant to die by suicide in 2018, two years after appearing on the second series of the show. Earlier this year Mike Thalassitis, who appeared on the show’s third season, also died by suicide after his body was found in a forest near his home. The deaths have thrown the show’s aftercare procedures and mental health evaluations into question, with ITV ensuring viewers that contestants are briefed on how to access help should they need it. Lie detector results formed a key part of the show (Picture: ITV) In the same committee meeting, White also spoke about the importance of aftercare, and added that ‘alarm bells were particularly rung’ about Love Island. Addressing the committee, White said: ‘As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts. ‘What happens after transmission at the moment, there is a window between filming and transmission where there is advice on the media and social media and going often from being a private person to suddenly being cast into a media world.’ [metro-zone-post-strip] She added: ‘I guess my question which I am asking my team is to think about whether that needs to be extended somewhat after transmission. ‘So it is that sort of regime guidance we are thinking for reality shows and factual programmes.’ The Jeremy Kyle show has been permanently cancelled at ITV. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/20/jeremy-kyle-show-security-guard-big-steve-another-itv-job-can-rest-easy-9613132/” title=”The Jeremy Kyle Show security guard Big Steve has another ITV job so we can rest easy”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/20/kerry-katona-wants-replace-jeremy-kyle-show-show-9617823/” title=”Kerry Katona wants to replace The Jeremy Kyle Show with her own show”]
21 May 19
Metro
Love Island’s return to TV is causing controversy (Picture: ITV) Love Island suicides ‘rang alarm bells,’ bosses at broadcasting regulator Ofcom revealed during a select committee about the now-cancelled Jeremy Kyle Show. Chief executive Sharon White spoke about the recent spate of suicides by reality TV stars at the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. She stated that ITV had initially requested more time to report back on what happened on The Jeremy Kyle Show after participant Steve Dymond took his life days after filming. Addressing the committee, White said: ‘As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts. ‘What happens after transmission at the moment, there is a window between filming and transmission where there is advice on the media and social media and going often from being a private person to suddenly being cast into a media world. ‘I guess my question which I am asking my team is to think about whether that needs to be extended somewhat after transmission. Mike took his own life months after appearing on the reality TV show (Picture: Joe Maher/Getty Images) ‘So it is that sort of regime guidance we are thinking for reality shows and factual programs.’ She went on to suggest shows might be forced to provide more aftercare after the watchdog said it was ‘particularly concerned’ about what happens to contestants when the show is over. The Ofcom chief, according to the Mirror Online, said stars face ‘months and months where the media and social media pressure is building and is very significant on some of the participants.’ Jeremy Kyle was devastated to learn his show was being pulled permanently (Picture:  ITV) The show is facing criticism despite its series five renewal, which is set to begin in June. Sophie Gradon was the first Love Island contestant to die by suicide in 2018, two years after appearing on the second series of the show. Earlier this year Mike Thalassitis, who appeared on the show’s third season, also died by suicide after his body was found in a forest near his home. Reality TV shows are under scrutiny after The Jeremy Kyle Show was permanently cancelled following the suicide of guest Steven Dymond. ITV confirmed the ax, and CEO Carolyn McCall announced: ‘Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show. [metro-zone-post-strip] ‘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.’ Questions have been raised by many, including former Love Islander Zara Holland, about why the reality TV show was cancelled but Love Island is not. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/21/love-island-2019-cast-actually-getting-paid-spend-summer-chilling-pool-sexy-singletons-9628189/” title=”Love Island 2019 cast pay revealed for new season”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/20/love-island-star-glamour-model-hannah-elizabeth-reveals-pregnancy-ahead-2019-series-9619224/” title=”Love Island star and glamour model Hannah Elizabeth reveals pregnancy ahead of 2019 series”]
21 May 19
The Irish Sun
A JEREMY Kyle guest tried to kill herself TWICE after cruel trolls threatened her on the street. Chloe Gill, 20, from Sibsey, Lincs was bombarded with abuse after failing a lie detector on the show last year. The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed by ITV bosses last week Chloe Gill, 20, from Sibsey, Lincs was bombarded with abuse after failing a lie detector on the show last year She agreed to be a guest after she was accused of posting a picture of someone else’s child on Facebook. Chloe said: “I went on to get all the stuff over with. I was absolutely gobsmacked when I didn’t. “Half of my friends and family didn’t want to know me. I fell out with my own mum at some point.” BOMBARDED WITH ABUSE Reflecting on why she attempted suicide, she said: “It was a mixture of the abuse and the show. I couldn’t go down the street without being threatened.” Jeremy Kyle has been axed by ITV bosses after it emerged guest Steve Dymond, 63, took an overdose just days after failing a love rat lie detector on air. [quote credit=”Chloe Gill”]I couldn’t go down the street without being threatened.[/quote] Questions have now been raised over the level of aftercare given to guests once they are away from the TV cameras and whether show bosses could have done more. Chloe said she did get some help, but claims it wasn’t enough to help her cope. NO SUPPORT She explained: “They offered me counselling, two private sessions. “They [producers] would ring me once in a blue moon to see if I’m alright. This happened twice, three times.” She added: “The show could have done more, definitely. My mental health deteriorated.” Before filming,  Chloe said she was a happy teenager, who would go on nights out every other weekend. However, she has since been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD and says she will only feel safe going to the shops if she has a dog with her. THE SHOW IS OVER Chloe has welcomed the decision to remove the show from air. “At least no one else has to go through it,” she said. “Don’t get me wrong, it has helped people with drug [addictions] and DNA [tests]. “Stuff like this messes with people’s lives.” She added: “There are no clips on YouTube, which is a relief. “Maybe I can start my life again without all this childish nonsense.” ITV declined to comment on Chloe’s case. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] After the show was suspended, the broadcaster previously said: “Throughout filming the participants are supported by the guest welfare team in the studios during the recording phase of their show. After filming has ended all guests are seen by a member of the guest welfare team to ensure they are feeling calm and emotionally settled before any participant leaves to travel home. Chloe appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show when she 19 Chloe said the TV show caused her to fall out with friends and family [bc_video video_id=”6036995068001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle says he’s ‘utterly devastated by the recent events’ after death of guest Steven Dymond led ITV to axe show permanently”] Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond overdosed after appearing on air with girlfriend Jane Callaghan [bc_video video_id=”6037040557001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle’s most outrageous moments during its 14 year run”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
21 May 19
Metro
Jess has shared details of her experience while on the show (Picture: Wenn) Ex On the Beach star Jess Impiazzi has revealed she pleaded with MTV bosses to not to air footage of her having drunken sex. The 30-year-old labelled the reality TV show ‘porn set’ and claimed producers told her, ‘lots of sh*gging tonight please’. The star, who appeared on the second series of the dating show, shared that she ‘cried her eyes out’ when begging the showrunners to not to reveal a video of her sleeping with her ex-boyfriend while intoxicated. She told BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire: ‘I would never in my life back then think I’d go that crazy or have sex on TV.’ In 2015, viewers saw Jess drinking alcohol, stripping for a skinny dip with her ex-boyfriend Rogan O’Connor and having intercourse. She added: ‘Six sambucas in, at the end of the night, your boyfriend’s there. The cameras are everywhere and you just don’t think. ‘I did beg them. I cried my eyes out. I said: “Please don’t show that” but you’ve signed your life away when you go on.’ The Celebrity Big Brother star also claimed bosses pushed her to have sex which made her feel ‘cheap’. Jess was dating Rogan O’Connor while on ex on the beach (Picture: MTV) ‘I felt under pressure the minute I walked in that you had to hook up with someone,’ she said on Monday’s episode. ‘I had a producer say: “Lots of shagging tonight please girls” – and I that’s when I thought: “I need to leave now”.’ The reality star also claimed she saw a psychologist before entering the set in Spain, but that she received no aftercare from the show. The production company behind the MTV show, Whizz Kid, said that contestants know what they have signed up for and were interviewed before they start filming. A spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘Contributor care is very important to us on Ex on the Beach. Before production, we ensure a support structure is in place and all cast members are carefully interviewed and screened before going on camera. ‘Contributors are made fully aware of the nature of the programme before filming and we clearly highlight the impact of an increased public profile resulting from appearing in the show. Strict protocols around sex are in place to protect our cast. [metro-tag-post-strip] ‘Jess was a standout and well-liked cast member of series 2 which is why she was asked to return for a subsequent series which she was happy to do. We regularly review our contributor care protocols to ensure we are providing the best level of care possible.’ Jess’ comments come after viewers called for Love Island to be cancelled following ITV’s decision to axe The Jeremy Kyle Show last week. ITV recently confirmed the show has been cancelled following the suspected suicide of guest Steve Dymond, who was found dead in his bedroom just days after his appearance on the programme. Dymond’s death represents one of many in connection with ITV shows recently, after former Love Island stars Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon both took their lives over the last year. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/21/jls-star-jb-gills-wife-claims-oritse-williams-falls-love-easily-rape-trial-continues-9627476/” title=”JLS star JB Gill’s wife claims Oritse Williams ‘falls in love easily’ as rape trial continues”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/21/jason-mitchell-dropped-chi-netflixs-desperados-amid-misconduct-allegations-9627478/” title=”Jason Mitchell ‘dropped from The Chi and Netflix’s Desperados’ amid misconduct allegations”]
21 May 19
The Sun
A JEREMY Kyle guest tried to kill herself TWICE after cruel trolls threatened her on the street. Chloe Gill, 20, from Sibsey, Lincs was bombarded with abuse after failing a lie detector on the show last year. The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed by ITV bosses last week Chloe Gill, 20, from Sibsey, Lincs was bombarded with abuse after failing a lie detector on the show last year She agreed to be a guest after she was accused of posting a picture of someone else’s child on Facebook. Chloe said: “I went on to get all the stuff over with. I was absolutely gobsmacked when I didn’t. “Half of my friends and family didn’t want to know me. I fell out with my own mum at some point.” BOMBARDED WITH ABUSE Reflecting on why she attempted suicide, she said: “It was a mixture of the abuse and the show. I couldn’t go down the street without being threatened.” Jeremy Kyle has been axed by ITV bosses after it emerged guest Steve Dymond, 63, took an overdose just days after failing a love rat lie detector on air. [quote credit=”Chloe Gill”]I couldn’t go down the street without being threatened.[/quote] Questions have now been raised over the level of aftercare given to guests once they are away from the TV cameras and whether show bosses could have done more. Chloe said she did get some help, but claims it wasn’t enough to help her cope. NO SUPPORT She explained: “They offered me counselling, two private sessions. “They [producers] would ring me once in a blue moon to see if I’m alright. This happened twice, three times.” She added: “The show could have done more, definitely. My mental health deteriorated.” Before filming,  Chloe said she was a happy teenager, who would go on nights out every other weekend. However, she has since been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD and says she will only feel safe going to the shops if she has a dog with her. THE SHOW IS OVER Chloe has welcomed the decision to remove the show from air. “At least no one else has to go through it,” she said. “Don’t get me wrong, it has helped people with drug [addictions] and DNA [tests]. “Stuff like this messes with people’s lives.” She added: “There are no clips on YouTube, which is a relief. “Maybe I can start my life again without all this childish nonsense.” ITV declined to comment on Chloe’s case. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] After the show was suspended, the broadcaster previously said: “Throughout filming the participants are supported by the guest welfare team in the studios during the recording phase of their show. After filming has ended all guests are seen by a member of the guest welfare team to ensure they are feeling calm and emotionally settled before any participant leaves to travel home. Chloe appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show when she 19 Chloe said the TV show caused her to fall out with friends and family [bc_video video_id=”6036995068001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle says he’s ‘utterly devastated by the recent events’ after death of guest Steven Dymond led ITV to axe show permanently”] Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond overdosed after appearing on air with girlfriend Jane Callaghan [bc_video video_id=”6037040557001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle’s most outrageous moments during its 14 year run”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
A JEREMY Kyle guest tried to kill herself TWICE after cruel trolls threatened her on the street. Chloe Gill, 20, from Sibsey, Lincs was bombarded with abuse after failing a lie detector on the show last year. The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed by ITV bosses last week Chloe Gill, 20, from Sibsey, Lincs was bombarded with abuse after failing a lie detector on the show last year She agreed to be a guest after she was accused of posting a picture of someone else’s child on Facebook. Chloe said: “I went on to get all the stuff over with. I was absolutely gobsmacked when I didn’t. “Half of my friends and family didn’t want to know me. I fell out with my own mum at some point.” BOMBARDED WITH ABUSE Reflecting on why she attempted suicide, she said: “It was a mixture of the abuse and the show. I couldn’t go down the street without being threatened.” Jeremy Kyle has been axed by ITV bosses after it emerged guest Steve Dymond, 63, took an overdose just days after failing a love rat lie detector on air. [quote credit=”Chloe Gill”]I couldn’t go down the street without being threatened.[/quote] Questions have now been raised over the level of aftercare given to guests once they are away from the TV cameras and whether show bosses could have done more. Chloe said she did get some help, but claims it wasn’t enough to help her cope. NO SUPPORT She explained: “They offered me counselling, two private sessions. “They [producers] would ring me once in a blue moon to see if I’m alright. This happened twice, three times.” She added: “The show could have done more, definitely. My mental health deteriorated.” Before filming,  Chloe said she was a happy teenager, who would go on nights out every other weekend. However, she has since been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD and says she will only feel safe going to the shops if she has a dog with her. THE SHOW IS OVER Chloe has welcomed the decision to remove the show from air. “At least no one else has to go through it,” she said. “Don’t get me wrong, it has helped people with drug [addictions] and DNA [tests]. “Stuff like this messes with people’s lives.” She added: “There are no clips on YouTube, which is a relief. “Maybe I can start my life again without all this childish nonsense.” ITV declined to comment on Chloe’s case. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] After the show was suspended, the broadcaster previously said: “Throughout filming the participants are supported by the guest welfare team in the studios during the recording phase of their show. After filming has ended all guests are seen by a member of the guest welfare team to ensure they are feeling calm and emotionally settled before any participant leaves to travel home. Chloe appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show when she 19 Chloe said the TV show caused her to fall out with friends and family [bc_video video_id=”6036995068001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle says he’s ‘utterly devastated by the recent events’ after death of guest Steven Dymond led ITV to axe show permanently”] Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond overdosed after appearing on air with girlfriend Jane Callaghan [bc_video video_id=”6037040557001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle’s most outrageous moments during its 14 year run”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
ITV has begged media watchdog Ofcom for “more time” to investigate the death of a Jeremy Kyle Show guest. Steven Dymond, 63, died from a fatal overdose after failing a love-cheat lie detector test on the since-axed programme. Steven Dymond, 63, was found dead ten days after appearing on the Jeremy Kyle Show He had split with his fiancée Jane Callaghan after the cheating claims were aired on the popular daytime chat show, with friends fearing he took his own life. ITV axed the Jeremy Kyle Show in the wake of the tragedy, but it can be revealed the broadcaster has asked for more time to investigate. The chief of the broadcasting regulator Ofcom today said the show had been asked to provide information within five working days as part of its investigation. But Ofcom chief executive Sharon White told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee: “ITV have now asked for more time to complete their inquiries.” Steven’s body had been found ten days after he appeared on the programme. As part of the Ofcom investigation, the use of lie detectors on “vulnerable individuals” will be investigated. Since Steven’s death, other guests have come forward to raise concerns over the lack of after care guests received since appearing on the show. [quote credit=”Sharon White” credit-meta=”Ofcom chief executive”]As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with the two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts[/quote] Among them, pregnant mum Dawne Mair revealed how she was “intimidate” by the host after being labelled a “liar” in front of cameras. A decorated veteran with PTSD also claimed he nearly killed himself after being branded a “disgrace” on the show. Ofcom’s Ms White said the watchdog had been “particularly concerned about what has happened to participants after” reality TV programmes. She added: “As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with the two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts.” [bc_video video_id=”6036259659001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Fiancée of Jeremy Kyle guest who died a week after being ‘humiliated’ by failed show lie detector test speaks out on loss and heartbreak”] [boxout headline=”YOU’RE NOT ALONE”]EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide. It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes. And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women. Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now. That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign. The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives. Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone. If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support: CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858 Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393 Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41 Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123 [/boxout] ITV has been accused of hypocrisy as viewers pointed out that they were still preparing to launch the new series of Love Island as planned despite two former Islanders taking their own life in the past year. Producers for the ITV2 dating show have vowed to offer the stars and their families more welfare support after the death of Mike Thalassitis in March and Sophie Gradon last summer. Sophie’s own mother hit out at the Jeremy Kyle Show in the wake of Steven’s death, saying: “Exploiting the susceptible, using someone unfairly for your own advantage, imposing on their vulnerability. “This sickens me to the pit of my stomach.” Kyle, on a £2million-a-year ITV contract, spoke out over Steven’s death, saying: “Myself and the production team are utterly devastated.” Ofcom said it had already been looking at the possibility of tightening the rules on reality TV. Ms White added: “I have a question about whether there’s more that needs to be done after transmission, particularly given, as we saw with Love Island, it can be months and months and months before the media and social media pressure is building and very significant on some of the participants.” She denied the regulatory body had acted too late, saying: “As the situation has evolved, I think we are all more conscious of some of the negative side of this.” Celebrity Big Brother last year had around 27,000 complaints, Ms White said, while Love Island had over 4,000. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The Jeremy Kyle Show has been running on ITV since July 2005 with 16 seasons airing on a daytime schedule. It often leads viewers divided with some questioning whether Jeremy Kyle helps his guests or subjects them to ridicule. The presenter signed a new three-year contract with ITV worth a reported £2million a year in 2014, making him one of the country’s highest-earning daytime hosts. [bc_video video_id=”6036995068001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle says he’s ‘utterly devastated by the recent events’ after death of guest Steven Dymond led ITV to axe show permanently”] The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed after the guest’s death IF you are having suicidal thoughts, suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to talk, call The Samaritans on 116 123.
21 May 19
The Sun
ITV has begged media watchdog Ofcom for “more time” to investigate the death of a Jeremy Kyle Show guest. Steven Dymond, 63, died from a fatal overdose after failing a love-cheat lie detector test on the since-axed programme. Steven Dymond, 63, was found dead ten days after appearing on the Jeremy Kyle Show He had split with his fiancée Jane Callaghan after the cheating claims were aired on the popular daytime chat show, with friends fearing he took his own life. ITV axed the Jeremy Kyle Show in the wake of the tragedy, but it can be revealed the broadcaster has asked for more time to investigate. The chief of the broadcasting regulator Ofcom today said the show had been asked to provide information within five working days as part of its investigation. But Ofcom chief executive Sharon White told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee: “ITV have now asked for more time to complete their inquiries.” Steven’s body had been found ten days after he appeared on the programme. As part of the Ofcom investigation, the use of lie detectors on “vulnerable individuals” will be investigated. Since Steven’s death, other guests have come forward to raise concerns over the lack of after care guests received since appearing on the show. [quote credit=”Sharon White” credit-meta=”Ofcom chief executive”]As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with the two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts[/quote] Among them, pregnant mum Dawne Mair revealed how she was “intimidate” by the host after being labelled a “liar” in front of cameras. A decorated veteran with PTSD also claimed he nearly killed himself after being branded a “disgrace” on the show. Ofcom’s Ms White said the watchdog had been “particularly concerned about what has happened to participants after” reality TV programmes. She added: “As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with the two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts.” [bc_video video_id=”6036259659001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Fiancée of Jeremy Kyle guest who died a week after being ‘humiliated’ by failed show lie detector test speaks out on loss and heartbreak”] [boxout headline=”YOU’RE NOT ALONE”]EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide. It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes. And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women. Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now. That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign. The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives. Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone. If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support: CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858 Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393 Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41 Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123 [/boxout] ITV has been accused of hypocrisy as viewers pointed out that they were still preparing to launch the new series of Love Island as planned despite two former Islanders taking their own life in the past year. Producers for the ITV2 dating show have vowed to offer the stars and their families more welfare support after the death of Mike Thalassitis in March and Sophie Gradon last summer. Sophie’s own mother hit out at the Jeremy Kyle Show in the wake of Steven’s death, saying: “Exploiting the susceptible, using someone unfairly for your own advantage, imposing on their vulnerability. “This sickens me to the pit of my stomach.” Kyle, on a £2million-a-year ITV contract, spoke out over Steven’s death, saying: “Myself and the production team are utterly devastated.” Ofcom said it had already been looking at the possibility of tightening the rules on reality TV. Ms White added: “I have a question about whether there’s more that needs to be done after transmission, particularly given, as we saw with Love Island, it can be months and months and months before the media and social media pressure is building and very significant on some of the participants.” She denied the regulatory body had acted too late, saying: “As the situation has evolved, I think we are all more conscious of some of the negative side of this.” Celebrity Big Brother last year had around 27,000 complaints, Ms White said, while Love Island had over 4,000. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The Jeremy Kyle Show has been running on ITV since July 2005 with 16 seasons airing on a daytime schedule. It often leads viewers divided with some questioning whether Jeremy Kyle helps his guests or subjects them to ridicule. The presenter signed a new three-year contract with ITV worth a reported £2million a year in 2014, making him one of the country’s highest-earning daytime hosts. [bc_video video_id=”6036995068001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jeremy Kyle says he’s ‘utterly devastated by the recent events’ after death of guest Steven Dymond led ITV to axe show permanently”] The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed after the guest’s death IF you are having suicidal thoughts, suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to talk, call The Samaritans on 116 123.
21 May 19
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Several deaths of participants, humiliated during aggressive reality TV shows, question these popular shows followed by millions of people. By Philippe Bernard Posted today at 01h27 Time to Reading 5 min. Subscribers article Steve Dymond was found dead at his home a few days after his participation in the "Jeremy Kyle Show", a show of […]