Jeremy Kyle reportedly thought his show was on the verge of being given the axe – and that ITV were ‘waiting for an excuse’ to pull the plug.
Steve Dymond, who filmed his appearance on the show two weeks ago, was found dead in his bedroom after a suspected suicide earlier this week/
During Dymond’s appearance, according to reports from audience members, the 63-year-old fell to the floor crying after failing a lie detector test that said he’d been unfaithful to his fiancée, Jane Callaghan.
Now the show has been cancelled permanently in the fallout.
‘Jeremy and those on the show are worried that this could be the nail in the coffin,’ a source told The Sun ahead of the announcement.
‘There’s been a groundswell of criticism since the news broke of Steve’s death, and there’s a feeling from people who work on the show that top bosses might decide to use the incident as a reason to change things around.’
They added that ITV are hoping for a ‘cleaner’ daytime TV image that The Jeremy Kyle Show didn’t fit into.
All previous episodes have been removed from the ITV Hub and the show was pulled off the air when the death of Dymond was discovered.
Since the news broke about the death, questions about the show’s duty of care has come under fire, something they have adamantly defended.
Their aftercare was also praised by other participants of the show after their experience, while Alex Reid has admitted he wished he had never taken part.
A former employee of the series also slammed the show, calling it ‘exploitative’.
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