Guest Jeremy Kyle tragically committed suicide 14 years ago Steve Dymond

Erica Pawson filmed an episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show in 2005 with her husband Paul – although that episode never aired – and her friends say she believes joining the show will make her ‘popular’

Paul and Erica Pawson filmed on The Jeremy Kyle Show in 2005
Paul and Erica Pawson filmed on The Jeremy Kyle Show in 2005

The daughter of a woman who took her own life after participating in a show hosted by Jeremy Kyle has said she wants people to know that Steve Dymond “wasn’t the only one”.

Erica Pawson filmed an episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show in 2005 with her husband Paul – although that episode never aired – and her friends say she believes joining the show will make her “popular”.

Sadly, however, Erica took her life after she joined the show and left behind her daughter Laura, then 12, and husband Paul.

Dymond’s tragic death in May 2019 eventually led to the demise of the controversial ITV talk show.

His episode was never aired on TV, although behind-the-scenes developments were watched by the public, with guests coming in to reveal the emotional turmoil they say they face. after agreeing to appear on the show.

ITV canceled The Jeremy Kyle Show in May 2019 following Steve’s death – although Erica’s husband said: “I remember when I heard about Steve Dymond, I was here watching Good Morning Britain.

Paul Pawson’s wife, Erica, took her own life after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show


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“Then he died and they stopped the show. I was like what the hell, they didn’t stop the show for my wife when she killed herself after being on the Jeremy Kyle Show. The first year it started in October 2005. When my wife died, they did nothing.”

A new Channel 4 documentary, airing Sunday and Monday, examines the behind-the-scenes and personal accounts of those affected by appearances on the show.

Among them were Erica’s husband, neighbors and daughter, who described her as “vulnerable”.

Her friends Fran and Tony Whitehead, 72 and 71, recall Erica gleefully telling them she would be famous by appearing on the show, adding: “She was like a lamb slaughtered”.

Paul shares his experience on ITV


Channel 4 / Jeremy Kyle shows death during the day)

Paul, 57, said: “Erica thought it would be a good day to broadcast some of her views on TV.”

He recalled the two were separated from the moment she was brought to the set until they stepped onto the stage.

“They split you instantly, and they pump you up years old — keeping you hooked for hours,” he said. “They told me to start… Jeremy Kyle asked Erica if she wanted to break up with him and she said yes.

“When I got back, I was away for a few days and we were going to talk about it on Friday but she died on Thursday.”

Becoming emotional, Paul said that he “smashed .” [himself] up” about what happened, explaining: “I blame myself every day for it. I killed her. “

The Jeremy Kyle Show was canceled in 2019 after 14 years



Erica’s daughter Laura added: “I just want people to know that Steve Dymond isn’t the only one. They’ve been ruining lives since they started.”

ITV said in a statement in response to the Channel 4 documentary: The Jeremy Kyle Show, which has been on the air for 14 years. At that time, more than 20,000 people joined the program to seek help with relationship problems or problems related to drugs or alcohol. The main purpose of the program is conflict resolution and the program has achieved many positive results where people can resolve personal problems.

“Jeremy Kyle Show has a broad and detailed mandate of care processes for contributors built over 14 years. It has a dedicated guest wellbeing team of healthcare professionals. mental health team with decades of experience in the NHS mental health sector, who focused on the well-being of guests throughout the production.The guest was supported by the program and the welfare team. before shooting, during and after shooting.If they require ongoing help then appropriate solutions will be found for them, which may include residential rehabilitation, consulting, management tantrums, family mediation, child access mediation or couples counseling.

“Due to the serious nature of the events of May 2019, namely the death of a guest a few days after joining the show, ITV has decided to end production of the show. It would not be appropriate to ITV’s further comment on that investigation will be held later this month.

“ITV does not accept the accusation that the center of this show is ‘bad culture’ within the production team. We note that the show includes anonymous former production members who identify themselves and others who have Do wrong without proof ITV will never tolerate any behavior Production staff misleading or lying to guests All Jeremy Kyle Show guests are aware of its nature of the show and the style of the presenter before taking part in the recording Most of those who applied to appear saw the show for themselves, agreeing to participate in writing.

“Since 2018, ITV has taken important steps in relation to its obligations to care for participants. ITV has issued new detailed guidance to all of its producers on the protection of participants. in October 2019. to be carried out by industry regulator Ofcom in 2021. ITV also ensures better regulatory oversight of participants’ welfare through the Care Board and has created a Advisory group mental health consultation involves mental health charities to advise ITV on its policies towards program staff and guests.”

Jeremy Kyle has been approached for a response about the series. He did not provide a statement for the broadcast.

However, Jeremy addressed his show in an interview with Sun in 2021, said it had left him “devastated” and believed he had been made a “scapegoat” in the fallout.

He said: “I don’t want to hear ‘damn me’, and like I said the whole thing was a terrible tragedy – devastating, of course, for Steve Dymond’s friends and family, and for with many people who have worked on the program.

“But it hit me hard. And it’s terrible to feel like a scapegoat, and I can’t say anything about the accusations that only I seem to be leveling.

“I feel hunted and held accountable for everything that happened around that show. But I’m the only one facing it. “

* The Jeremy Kyle Show: Death on Daytime airs at 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday on Channel 4

If you are struggling and need help and support, The Samaritans operates a toll-free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email jo@samaritans.org if you’d like to write down how you feel.

For information on eating disorders, UK charity BEAT can help.

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