Jeremy Kyle show row, MP Damian Collins demands urgent review

The Jeremy Kyle Show off the air indefinitely following death of guest

"The Jeremy Kyle Show has significant and detailed duty of care processes in place for contributors pre, during and post-show which have been built up over 14 years".

After they pulled yesterday's episode, an ITV spokesman 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".

Filming and broadcasting of the programme have been suspended while the review is being conducted.

Machinery operator Steve Dymond, 63, from Portsmouth has been named as the man who died a week after filming an episode of the daytime TV show, the Sun reports.

Damian Collins, the chairman of the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee, said TV companies "have a duty to care for the people who take part in their programmes", while the Conservative MP Simon Hart, who also sits on the committee, described the show as "car-crash TV which revels in people's bad misfortune and sometimes their vulnerabilities".

"It is 2019, we're in mental health awareness week, and I think it would be a very strong statement from ITV that actually, 'this is it, we're not going to be producing this type of show any more".

An email sent to staff by Dame Carolyn said that it "was a very hard decision to make" to halt filming and broadcasting of the programme, but that they felt it would be "inappropriate to continue to broadcast the show when a participant on it has so recently died".

However, Morgan has insisted that guests voluntarily go on television and are fully aware of the risks of going on programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show and Love Island.

Mr Walker said: "It's cruel".

Ms Callaghan said Mr Dymond had been "quietly struggling", but praised the show's team for their after-care efforts.

"Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also made a decision 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". "They were really persistent in offering him help".

He had gone on the show, filmed May 1, to prove that he had not been unfaithful to partner, Jane Callaghan.

A celebrity edition starring the former X Factor contestant Christopher Maloney and ex-EastEnders actor Danniella Westbrook was due to air on Tuesday, but will be rescheduled, according to both.

"It is not unreasonable to say I think the people that are making the programme, making the money out of programmes, have a duty of care to the people they feature on their shows".

The tabloid talk show sees host Kyle and psychotherapist Graham Stanier help the guests talk through their personal issues in front of a studio audience. He also alluded to the two former Love Island guests, Mike Thalassitis and former Miss Great Britain Sophie Gradon, who died earlier this year in unconnected incidents.



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