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Inquest into death of The Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond due to begin

An inquest is due to open into the death of a guest who appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

The ITV programme was cancelled following the death of Steve Dymond, a week after he was filmed for the talk show.

Steve Dymond died a week after filming on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Mr Dymond, who was 63, was found dead at his home in Portsmouth on May 9 after reportedly taking a lie-detector test on the daytime programme.

He split from fiancee Jane Callaghan after failing the test.

The inquest is due to start at Portsmouth Coroner's Court.

ITV has permanently cancelled The Jeremy Kyle show. Credit: PA

The show had been a regular fixture on screens since 2005, but it was axed following criticism from MPs and the public. Presenter Kyle has said he is "utterly devastated by the recent events".

MPs have launched an inquiry into reality TV and watchdog Ofcom has said it will look at the use of lie-detector tests on TV shows. 220245 MAY 19

The show is filmed at MediaCityUK in Salford. Credit: ITV News

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