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The Jeremy Kyle Show cancelled after guest's death

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Publish Date
Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9:19PM
The show has been axed permanently. (Photo / File)
The show has been axed permanently. (Photo / File)

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been cancelled by ITV. 

The British talk show was taken off air earlier this week after a guest who took part in the programme died a week later, which has been linked to his treatment on the show.

After failing a lie detector test and being "humiliated and traumatised" on the popular British talk show, grandfather Steven Dymond was found dead.

The 62-year-old was said to be distraught after failing the test, designed to establish whether he had been faithful to his partner.

In the days before his death Dymond had reconnected with his estranged son, learning that he was a grandfather, although he died before he could see his son again or meet his grandchild.

In a statement, ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall said: "Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.

"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."

Kyle will not be gone from screens for long though, as ITV says it will work with him on other projects.

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