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People are calling for The Jeremy Kyle Show to be cancelled – following the death of guest

The programme was pulled off air indefinitely on Monday


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.

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.”