Jeremy Kyle Show suspension 'not a reflection on the show — ITV exec

Jeremy Kyle and Steven Dymond

Episodes will not be shown on ITV2 either.The broadcaster said the episode featuring the participant who died will be submitted for a review due to the "seriousness of this event".

Charles Walker, who is the vice chair of the all-parliamentary group on suicide and self-harm prevention, branded the programme "inhumane" and called for it to be ended permanently. "Certainly on our show these people are looked after very well". And I think ITV would be best advised to stop making it. "It's a very, very unattractive TV show and I'm surprised it's gone on so long". "And the Jeremy Kyle show has now run its course'".

The confrontational talk show was suspended indefinitely by the broadcaster following the death of the participant, named as 63-year-old Steve Dymond, a week after the programme was filmed.

Steven Dymond was found dead on 9 May a week after filming the show, during which he took a lie detector test.

An email sent to staff by Dame Carolyn said that it "was a very hard decision to make" to halt filming and broadcasting of the programme, but that they felt it would be "inappropriate to continue to broadcast the show when a participant on it has so recently died".

Mr Collins said that the DCMS select committee will discuss "what should be done to review the duty of care support for people appearing in reality TV shows" in its private meeting on Wednesday.

"Steve told me "Kyle really laid into me", presumably that was at the point when they announced the lie detector result".

Jane Callaghan said that Dymond sent her text messages saying that he couldn't live without her, and that he "just wanted to say sorry before I go", stating his life wasn't worth living without her. Dymond's social media posts before and during the recent split conveyed similarly loving messages about Callaghan.

Critics said it put vulnerable people, often with issues of addiction and mental health, on a public platform - bringing them a level of exposure they may not have expected.

The broadcaster has pulled the Jeremy Kyle Show from the air "indefinitely" following the tragedy, with episodes being pulled from their online streaming service ITV Hub.

A celebrity edition of the show starring former X Factor contestant Christopher Maloney and ex-EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook was due to air on Tuesday, but will be rescheduled, according to both stars.

Filming and broadcasting of the programme have been suspended while the review is being conducted.

A grandfather who took his own life a week after appearing on the Jeremy Kyle show told his son that the host had "ripped in to him" for being a cheat.



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