Wednesday, 15 May 2019
A popular British talk show known for pitting guests against each other was cancelled on Wednesday after the reported suicide of a man one week after appearing on the programme.Broadcaster ITV pulled "The Jeremy Kyle Show" following the death of 63-year-old Steve Dymond, which sparked widespread criticism including from Prime Minister Theresa May.
"Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show," ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall said."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."Dymond failed a lie-detector test taken on the show to convince his fiancee he had not cheated on her, leading to the couple splitting up, The Sun newspaper reported.May's spokesman had previously described the case as "deeply concerning".