ITV has axed The Jeremy Kyle Show following the death of a guest just over a week after appearing on the show.
The news comes following the broadcasters decision to suspend the show after Steven Dymond was found dead on May 9, a week after filming the show. The death would later be called a suicide.
“Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show,” said ITV CEO Carolyn McCall. “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.”
The BBC reported that Dymond’s episode revolved around the topic of infidelity and a lie detector was used. An audience member told The BBC that Dymond failed the lie detector test and was reduced to tears. His fiancee was also crying as well.
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 said in a statement earlier in the week. “We will not screen the episode in which they featured.” It suspended both filming and airing of the show.”
ITV went on to say they would continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects.