ITV axes Jeremy Kyle Show following guest’s death

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been permanently axed by ITV after the death of a guest.

ITV confirmed the news in a statement following widespread calls to take the programme off the air permanently.

The broadcaster’s chief executive Carolyn McCall said: ‘Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.’

The confrontational talk show was suspended on Monday following the death of Steve Dymond, a week after the programme was filmed.

The 63-year-old guest took a lie-detector test to convince his fiance Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful but they split after he failed the test.

After the Monday show had been pulled, a review was carried out.

All previous episodes were also removed from ITV’s website.

British Prime Minister Theresa May even commented on the situation, saying that what had happened was a ‘deeply concerning case’.

Our thoughts are with Mr Dymond’s family at this time.

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