The Jeremy Kyle Show permanently canceled by ITV after a guest died.
A guest apparently died due to The Jeremy Kyle Show and following that incident the show is in the line to be canceled permanently rather than temporarily.
ITV's CEO went on to confirm the news that 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' has been canceled in a statement on Wednesday morning with the widespread call out to get the program down air first temporarily then permanently.
The Jeremy Kyle Show will air no more!SOURCE: BBC
Dame Carolyn McCall said:
"Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show."
The confrontational talk show was suspended indefinitely by the broadcaster after apparently, Steve Dymond committed suicide a week after he took part in the filming of one of the episodes of the show.
The 63-year-old deceased took a lie-detector test on the episode that eventually went on to take a dark turn. Moreover, he took the test in an attempt to prove to his fiance, Jane Callaghan, that he didn't cheat but they split after he failed.
Ms. Callaghan told The Sun newspaper,
"We got engaged Christmas Day 2017. He was crying, the love was real. He was the most generous and loving person. He was quietly struggling and we didn’t know at the time. He cheated on me, I know he did. I can’t forgive but I just want him to be alive."
She went on to praise the show’s effort of care admitting that,
"They were brilliant. They were there when he needed help. They were really persistent in offering him help."
Although Ms. Callaghan put her best effort forward to defend the show and praise its after-care ITV CEO McCall maintained that "now is the right time for the show to end" with the astounding 14 years under its belt.
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As the news of the suicide broke through it garnered a lot of criticism for the show through politicians and members of the public.
A vice-chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on suicide and self-harm prevention, Tory MP Charles Walker, labeled the act as “cruel television”. In addition, he maintained that the vulnerable audiences are subjected to a lot of pressure. He added, "Yes it makes good television but it also makes for cruel television as well."
Mr. Dymonds, the official spokesperson for Theresa May's remarked that the death emphasized for some action to be taken for guest support.
He went on to express that broadcasters and production companies must work on fulfilling their responsibility for the mental health and wellbeing of participants and viewers of their programs.
The spokesperson added,
"We are clear they must have appropriate levels of support in place."
Although the show is often referred to as "modern-day freak show" by many of the social media users for "exploiting guests", the guests who appeared in the show a while back have called out in defense of the program.
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Dee Kelly, who was made an appearance on the celebrity version of the show in February, praised the show and its team for the support provided.
She particularly established that the experience was very positive for her and also admitted to getting a lot of pre-show care as well as after show care. She also praised the producers and the runners stating "You'd come in and they were just talking to you."
ITV recently revealed that a review of the episode featuring Mr. Dymond is making its way to the public soon. Moreover, the broadcaster will also continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects.