ITV permanently axes The Jeremy Kyle Show

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ITV has permanently shut down long running reality programme The Jeremy Kyle Show, following the tragic death of one of the show’s recent ‘guests’.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the channel said that it was immediately cutting the show from the schedule.

“Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show”, said Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO.

“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. 

Grandfather Steve Dymond was found dead a week after appearing on the controversial show. Dymond had taken a lie detector test to prove to his girlfriend he had been faithful. however, he was told he had failed the test.

“Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond”, ITV’s McCall said.

The previously announced review of the episode of the show is underway and will continue.

 ITV will continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects.

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