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ITV cancels The Jeremy Kyle Show following death of guest

The Jeremy Kyle show has been axed by ITV. Credit: PA

ITV has permanently cancelled The Jeremy Kyle show after the death of a guest who appeared on the programme.

Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO, announced on Wednesday: "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

– Carolyn McCall, ITV
Steve Dymond died after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

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

The 63-year-old told friends about going on the show and how he hoped it would heal his relationship with his fiancé Jane.

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

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