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Inquest opens into death of Hampshire man following Jeremy Kyle appearance

Steve Dymond was found dead at his home in Portsmouth Photo:

An inquest has opened into the death of a man from Gosport, who died a week after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

The ITV programme was cancelled following Steve Dymond's death.

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.

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.

The inquest has been adjourned until November 21.