The Jeremy Kyle Show

22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
A VETERAN guest of the Jeremy Kyle Show told today how she appeared on the programme more than TEN TIMES – but was never once offered any aftercare. Lisa Groves, 26, said she was driven to the brink of self-harming after she appeared on the show and accused the under-fire presenter of “exploiting” vulnerable people in his bid for ratings. Lisa (left) rowing on the show with sister Lauren (right) She was just 16 when she first went on the programme to try and discuss the emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her mum. But she told The Sun she was fed a diet of lies and false promises by Jeremy Kyle researchers as she tried to rebuild their relationship. And then when it ended in disaster, they offered her no post-show help. Lisa said: “The show has made a big thing about aftercare but there was no aftercare whatsoever. I had one telephone call and when I asked about counselling they said there was none. “I was beside myself. I was so upset I would have self-harmed if it hadn’t been for my partner Mark. He stopped me.” Lisa, who suffers from poor eyesight, epilepsy and has missing front teeth, said she was also badly trolled on the show’s own website which exacerbated her misery. “I contacted them because they were making comments about my teeth and eyes,” she added. “I was crying but they did absolutely nothing to take the comments down.” She said: “People who go on the show are already emotionally vulnerable but they use tactics to try and wind you up – telling lies about what other people may have said about you. “They did it to try and make you cry or get angry. You don’t see what they have done until afterwards, it’s shocking.” WOUND UP BACKSTAGE Lisa said each time she appeared on the show she and her partner were whisked to Manchester in a taxi and put up in a Travelodge near the studio overnight where guests were plied with free cigarettes and takeaways. “They’d send us free fags and then order us a takeaway meal. We never got paid anything at all.” The mum of two Lisa first got in touch to try and rebuild her fractured relationship with her own mum Claire Waterman. She explained: “I only wanted to rebuild bridges with my mum. All I ever wanted was a mum because I was brought up by an adopted granny.” But she said researchers would bait her before she even got onto the stage to try and make her angry. “They’d tell me she had been bad-mouthing me, telling them she wished she had never given birth to me. [quote credit=”Lisa Groves”]I looked like a monster – I was completely set up right from the start.[/quote] “They wanted me to be angry before I even got on stage so when I did lose my temper on stage I looked like a monster – I was completely set up right from the start. “Kyle exploited emotionally vulnerable people and then destroys their lives simply to get good ratings. I can’t believe it was allowed to go on so long and I am a fool for repeatedly going back on it.” Lisa attracted notoriety in April 2017 when one episode she featured in with her mum resulted in security having to step in to stop Claire from kicking then pregnant Lisa. During the show, Lisa was accused by her mum and sister of taking cocaine while 26 weeks pregnant. The episode, which was filled with expletives and screaming for its entirety, resulted in Security Steve having to step in, prompting Jeremy to say: “You do that, then we’re going to get in trouble.” The show ended with Jeremy asking Lisa: ‘What do you want?’ Crying, she replied: ‘To be left alone by them. All they’ve done is threaten me all the time Jeremy. ‘And I’ve been telling them ‘Just leave me alone, let me get on with my life and make my own mistakes’.” SOCIAL MEDIA ABUSE After the programme, viewers went on social media to vent about it. One wrote: “These people are nothing other than wild animals and should be given lethal injection. Their meat can be sent to zoos to feed the more tamer animals.” Lisa, of Hastings, East Sussex said researchers pestered her day and night to come on the show making promises to reunite her with her estranged mother. “When I got there. They would tell me what to say when I got into the stage but all it did was cause trouble – it was like bear-baiting.” “I had high hopes that we could be like a proper mother and daughter but the Jeremy Kyle Show destroyed all that. Now I am further from my mother than ever before and all because they exploited the situation to get ratings. It’s a disgrace.” Lisa added that she thought cancelling the Jeremy Kyle show was the right decision in the wake of the suspected suicide of fellow guest Steve Dymond. Mr Dymond, 63, was found dead at his bedsit in Poole after apparently failing a lie detector test. He wanted to go on the chat show as his fiancé Jane Callaghan suspected him of cheating. Lisa said: “I’m glad the show has been ended. Once you go on it, people laugh and point at you and you can’t shake off the abuse. “The comments online are awful. They have made the right decision so no one else will suffer like I did.” [article-rail-section title=”most read in news” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] An ITV spokeswoman said The Jeremy Kyle Show had “significant and detailed duty of care processes… pre, during and post show”. In a statement, the broadcaster added: “ITV has many years experience of broadcasting and creating programmes featuring members of the public and each of our productions has duty of care measures in place for contributors. “These will be dependent on the type of show and will be proportionate for the level of activity of each contributor and upon the individual. All of our processes are regularly reviewed to ensure that they are fit for purpose in an ever changing landscape.” Lisa (right) said she was left on the brink of self-harm by her appearances on the show Kyle was forced to berate sister Lauren for kicking out at Lisa Security stepped in as their mum Claire Waterman got involved with the heated exchange 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 . We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.  
22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
A WOMAN who credited the Jeremy Kyle show with saving her relationship staged a protest outside the ITV studios last night urging them to reinstate the show. Kyle’s controversial ITV show was axed following the death of participant Steve Dymond, who died from a suspected suicide after taking a lie detector test in a recording this month. Chelsea Egan, 20, protesting outside the ITV studios last night calling for a return of the Jeremy Kyle show Chelsea credited the show with saving her relationship with Dominic (pictured together) However Chelsea Egan, 20, who appeared in an episode which aired in January this year, has defended the show and claimed it saved her relationship. Her fiancé Dominic, dad to their one-year-old daughter Mercedes, took a lie detector test to show he hadn’t cheated on her and it proved he hadn’t. Chelsea, from Burnage in Greater Manchester, said: “I have never been ashamed of going on the Jeremy Kyle show. I have come out with closure, and I know my child can grow up knowing her father is not a cheat. “If I didn’t go on, the truth might never have come out.” A petition to bring back the show has attracted almost 40,000 signatures. ‘SUPPORTIVE’ She also claimed researchers checked on their mental well-being before and after their appearance on the show. Chelsea said: “I disagree when people say that the show preyed on the vulnerable. “They were supportive right from the beginning.” Taking a swipe at ITV’s Love Island, Chelsea added: “Look at all the good the show has done. Sending people to rehab and reuniting families. I’d rather watch that than skimpy people in bikinis drinking from a water bottle. I don’t learn anything from that.” Speaking about Kyle himself Chelsea defended the TV host. She said: “Jeremy was great. He told me to shut up a few times but when the camera stopped rolling he gently touched my arm and told me everything was going to be OK. That meant everything. “Dominic and I are as happy as ever now, and it’s all thanks to the Jeremy Kyle Show.” Speaking of his time on the show, Chelsea’s fiancé, Dominic, said: “It was an exciting experience…I was very pleased to prove how innocent I was when people out there tried to rip me from my loving fiancée and daughter. “The team supported us afterwards and they were amazing. “You can tell that when they phone you it’s not like someone from the Jeremy Kyle team, it’s a like a friend ensuring you’re okay – that’s what makes the experience unreal. You come out of there making lifelong friends.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] ITV’s CEO Dame Carolyn McCall announced on May 13 the programme was permanently cancelled after Mr Dymond was found dead days following the recording of an episode in which he failed a lie detector test. Dymond, 63, had appeared on the show accused of infidelity by his fiancee, who later broke up with him. The company said a review of the episode featuring Mr Dymond is underway and the broadcaster will continue to work with Kyle on other projects. Last week it emerged another guest who went on the show took her life six days after her appearance. Erica Pawson, 36, killed herself after her husband followed Kyle’s advice and ended their 18-year marriage. Another man, the former boxer Paul McCarthy, had killed himself three months after appearing on the show in 2014. Chelsea during her appearance on the Jeremy Kyle show Chelsea holds a sign up in support of the TV host last night 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.
22 May 19
Confessions of a Modern Day Anarchist

An oldest child with a six and seven year age gap is not so much a sibling as a judge and peace-keeper. Whether you like it or not. What can I say? I did my best but honestly, I had no clue who started it. One of them was a very adept liar indeed. That […]

22 May 19
Metro
Chelsea Egan staged a protest to get The Jeremy Kyle Show back on television (Picture: ZENPIX ) A Manchester woman staged a protest last night in an attempt to get The Jeremy Kyle Show back on the air after it was axed by ITV. Chelsea Egan, 20, was joined by her friends and others who had been on the series outside the studios in Media City, Salford, to campaign for the programme’s renewal in the wake of its cancellation following guest Steve Dymond’s suicide. ‘Bring Jezza Back,’ read the banner that she held up just a day before the inquest into Steve’s death at Portsmouth Coroner’s Court. Chelsea went on The Jeremy Kyle Show to get the answers she needed to fix her relationship with her fiance Dominic Whitley after an explicit photograph of him was found on another woman’s phone. ‘I have never been ashamed of going on The Jeremy Kyle Show,’ she said. ‘I have come out with closure, and I know my child can grow up knowing her father is not a cheat. ‘If I didn’t go on, the truth might never have come out.’ Chelsea Egan and her fiance Dominic Whitley went on the show to do a lie detector (Picture: ZENPIX ) Chelsea’s efforts also follow an online petition on Change.org that is calling for the show’s return. So far, the campaign has racked up 38,249 signatures with numbers still rising. ‘Jeremy Kyle should be put back on, the man’s girlfriend in statement to the press said that the show tried with after care to help this poor guest but to no avail,’ the description reads. Steve Dymond was found dead in his home just days after filming a Jeremy Kyle episode (Picture: Instagram) [metro-tag-post-strip] ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show and ITV should not be held accountable for anyones mental wellbeing after they have been offered some of the best help out there… ‘Jeremy Kyle has kept me motivated for nearly 15 years to be a better person and to fight for the truth and I am sure I am not the only one… keep Jeremy Kyle on TV.’ Steve, 62, was found dead just days after he’d recorded an episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show where it was reported he failed a lie detector test. The series was later cancelled, putting an end to its 14-year run. Since Steve’s passing it’s been suggested that two further guests took their own lives after going on the programme. Lie detectors in reality TV shows could soon be a thing of the past with chief executive of broadcasting watchdog Ofcom Sharon White explaining, ‘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.’ [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/21/jeremy-kyle-show-cancelled-death-lie-detectors-could-be-banned-from-tv-love-island-steve-dymond-9636680/” title=”Lie detectors could be banned from TV as Jeremy Kyle guest death is investigated”] [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”]
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.
22 May 19
The Irish 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.
21 May 19
The Irish Sun
LOVE Island 2019 is almost upon us and Caroline Flack has now confirmed spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun will also be back. In just under two weeks time we’ll have our Sunday to Friday evening plans sorted as the new series returns to our screens. Caroline confirmed Love Island: Aftersun is set to return But die hard fans know that it isn’t only in the villa where the action happens and often lots gets talked about between Cazza and Island rejects. Taking to Instagram, show host Caroline confirmed fan-favourite Love Island: Aftersun will be back on Sunday June 9. The leggy beauty will once again be hosting the show live every Sunday alongside some special guests and the dumped Islanders. Posting a trailer video, she had the caption: “Not forgetting love island AFTERSUN is BACK…Sunday 9th of June y’all.” Fans were worried the show might be canned might ITV are keen to keep it on Viewers will be able to tune in every Sunday to see Caroline and guests live She added: “So join me live every Sunday.” There will be exclusive contact, interviews with the Islanders and gossip from inside the villa. In her final post on her Instagram stories, Caroline said: “Sunday’s at 10pm. I’m buzzing” Reality show bosses are determined to keep Love Island on air, despite ITV axing The Jeremy Kyle Show over the suicide of a guest. Caroline confirmed the show will be back on our screens Fans can’t wait to see the new line up of Villa contestants [article-rail-section title=”most read in tv & showbiz” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] There was pressure from certain viewers for Love Island to follow suit after the deaths of Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis. The start date was confirmed last week to be Monday June 3 with a teaser snap of Caroline. No contestants have been officially confirmed yet, but as ever there are rumours flying around. Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard’s younger brother is reportedly being lined-up to enter the villa. [bc_video video_id=”6038974593001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Love Island’s most shocking moments”] 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
LOVE Island 2019 is almost upon us and Caroline Flack has now confirmed spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun will also be back. In just under two weeks time we’ll have our Sunday to Friday evening plans sorted as the new series returns to our screens. Caroline confirmed Love Island: Aftersun is set to return But die hard fans know that it isn’t only in the villa where the action happens and often lots gets talked about between Cazza and Island rejects. Taking to Instagram, show host Caroline confirmed fan-favourite Love Island: Aftersun will be back on Sunday June 9. The leggy beauty will once again be hosting the show live every Sunday alongside some special guests and the dumped Islanders. Posting a trailer video, she had the caption: “Not forgetting love island AFTERSUN is BACK…Sunday 9th of June y’all.” Fans were worried the show might be canned might ITV are keen to keep it on Viewers will be able to tune in every Sunday to see Caroline and guests live She added: “So join me live every Sunday.” There will be exclusive contact, interviews with the Islanders and gossip from inside the villa. In her final post on her Instagram stories, Caroline said: “Sunday’s at 10pm. I’m buzzing” Reality show bosses are determined to keep Love Island on air, despite ITV axing The Jeremy Kyle Show over the suicide of a guest. Caroline confirmed the show will be back on our screens Fans can’t wait to see the new line up of Villa contestants [article-rail-section title=”most read in tv & showbiz” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] There was pressure from certain viewers for Love Island to follow suit after the deaths of Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis. The start date was confirmed last week to be Monday June 3 with a teaser snap of Caroline. No contestants have been officially confirmed yet, but as ever there are rumours flying around. Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard’s younger brother is reportedly being lined-up to enter the villa. [bc_video video_id=”6038974593001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Love Island’s most shocking moments”] 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
LOVE Island 2019 is almost upon us and Caroline Flack has now confirmed spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun will also be back. In just under two weeks time we’ll have our Sunday to Friday evening plans sorted as the new series returns to our screens. Caroline confirmed Love Island: Aftersun is set to return But die hard fans know that it isn’t only in the villa where the action happens and often lots gets talked about between Cazza and Island rejects. Taking to Instagram, show host Caroline confirmed fan-favourite Love Island: Aftersun will be back on Sunday June 9. The leggy beauty will once again be hosting the show live every Sunday alongside some special guests and the dumped Islanders. Posting a trailer video, she had the caption: “Not forgetting love island AFTERSUN is BACK…Sunday 9th of June y’all.” Fans were worried the show might be canned might ITV are keen to keep it on Viewers will be able to tune in every Sunday to see Caroline and guests live She added: “So join me live every Sunday.” There will be exclusive contact, interviews with the Islanders and gossip from inside the villa. In her final post on her Instagram stories, Caroline said: “Sunday’s at 10pm. I’m buzzing” Reality show bosses are determined to keep Love Island on air, despite ITV axing The Jeremy Kyle Show over the suicide of a guest. Caroline confirmed the show will be back on our screens Fans can’t wait to see the new line up of Villa contestants [article-rail-section title=”most read in tv & showbiz” posts_category=”325″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] There was pressure from certain viewers for Love Island to follow suit after the deaths of Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis. The start date was confirmed last week to be Monday June 3 with a teaser snap of Caroline. No contestants have been officially confirmed yet, but as ever there are rumours flying around. Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard’s younger brother is reportedly being lined-up to enter the villa. [bc_video video_id=”6038974593001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Love Island’s most shocking moments”] 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
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