ITV cancel Jeremy Kyle show following death of guest Steve Dymond

ITV has cancelled the Jeremy Kyle show following the death of its guest Steve Dymond.

Thursday, 16th May 2019, 10:08 am
Jeremy Kyle attends the TV Choice Awards 2015 at Hilton Park Lane on September 7, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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

The programme has now ended for good, following an outcry for it to be cancelled from MPs and members of the public.

ITV's CEO Dame Carolyn McCall said in a statement: "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.

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"Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond."

The programme was initially pulled off air on Monday, and a review of the episode featuring Mr Dymond is under review.