People are calling for The Jeremy Kyle Show to be cancelled, following the death of a man who failed a lie-detector test on the show.
On Monday, the ITV programme was pulled off air indefinitely, after guest Steve Dymond was found dead just over a week after he reportedly filmed the programme.
During filming, the 63-year-old took a lie-detector test to convince his fiancée Jane Callaghan that he hadn’t been unfaithful.
However, Steve failed the test and subsequently split from his fiancée.
According to a pal, Steve had told his landlady he was feeling suicidal after the show.
Michael Bradley told the Daily Mirror: “He told her, ‘I’ve had enough, I’m going to kill myself.’ He failed the lie detector test but was adamant he hadn’t done anything wrong, saying, ‘I’ll come up with flying colours, I’ve never cheated on her.’”
“He got made out to be wrong but he wasn’t. Those lie detector tests aren’t 100%. Steve said he’d recently split with his fiancee but was getting reconciled.”
“He contacted Jeremy Kyle himself to prove he was innocent. That’s how confident he was that he hadn’t done anything.”
Following the news of Steve’s death, many have called for The Jeremy Kylie Show to be cancelled for good.
It’s now been revealed a Grandfather, 62, killed himself after being ‘humiliated and traumatised, by a failed Jeremy Kyle lie detector test. I HATE this type of fucking TV show. Preying on people’s emotional weaknesses. I hope this is the last we see of it on our screens. @ITV
— BermondseyBoy (@BermondseyBoy68) May 13, 2019
Jeremy Kyle is an exploiter & Graham should have been struck off BACP years ago. They feed off misery, mock vulnerable guests & bully people for fun.
I personally know of two people who went on this show & it destroyed them.
Fucking good riddance.https://t.co/IsyCiZCfcb
— Dr. Jessica Eaton (@Jessicae13Eaton) May 13, 2019
If the Jeremy Kyle show gets pulled completely I hope people shout “GET A JOB” at him in a condescending way…
— The Tears of a Clown (@Modmuffin) May 13, 2019
When I was an HR Director, the ACAS definition of bullying was captured in three words: “undermine, intimidate, humiliate.”
How has it taken this long and this tragedy to realise that the Jeremy Kyle show is the definition of bullying?
— Dr Zoe Harcombe, PhD (@zoeharcombe) May 14, 2019
Detest is a strong word but anyone who knows me knows that’s how I’ve always felt about The Jeremy Kyle Show for taking advantage of the disadvantaged for entertainment. Poking fun at people who didn’t know better It should’ve been taken off air long before now.
— David Preece (@davidpreece12) May 14, 2019
The Jeremy Kyle show has exploited vulnerable people for years. It’s producers are a disgrace as is the host. @ITV shouldn’t be praised, the show is the worst of an exploitive society.
— 🏴CHRISTOPHER McEleny (@SNPChris) May 13, 2019
It shouldn’t have taken someone dying for The Jeremy Kyle Show to be taken off the air. For nearly 15 years it profited from exploiting addiction, poverty and human misery. It’s a damning indictment of how deeply sadistic our society is when it comes to the poor and vulnerable.
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) May 13, 2019
Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: “It’s now been revealed a Grandfather, 62, killed himself after being ‘humiliated and traumatised, by a failed Jeremy Kyle lie detector test. I HATE this type of f**king TV show. Preying on people’s emotional weaknesses. I hope this is the last we see of it on our screens.”
Another tweeted: “Jeremy Kyle is an exploiter & Graham should have been struck off BACP years ago. They feed off misery, mock vulnerable guests & bully people for fun.
I personally know of two people who went on this show & it destroyed them. F**king good riddance.”
In a statement on Monday, an ITV spokeswoman said: “Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends. ITV will not screen the episode in which they featured.”
“Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also decided to suspend both filming and broadcasting of The Jeremy Kyle Show with immediate effect in order to give it time to conduct a review of this episode of the show.”