ITV’s The Jeremy Kyle Show has been a hit show since it first started in 2005. It was met with frequent controversy and was frequently described as problematic, before being canceled by ITV in 2005. 2019
The Jeremy Kyle Show was ITV’s main daytime channel for several years before it was suddenly canceled with no plans to return.
The show has certainly yielded plenty of controversy, as well as many memorable moments, and now a new Channel 4 documentary investigates its potential problems.
Fans love the show for its insight into the personal lives of real people, picking up some of the more shocking arguments for being a part of it.
Anything from a pregnancy dispute to a fight that breaks out is seen on the show and some of it isn’t worth it. Incidentally, one of those cards ended up hitting Kyle in the head during the show.
So if it was so popular at the time, why was it cancelled?
Why was The Jeremy Kyle Show canceled?
The Jeremy Kyle Show was canceled following the death of Steve Dymond, an insulted guest on the show.
Steve, 63, was found on May 9, 2019, dead of a morphine overdose and having heart problems.
His body was not discovered for several days until his death, days after he attended a performance to try to prove he was not cheating on his fiancée.
He failed the program’s polygraph test, although the polygraph isn’t used in law courts because it’s unreliable, so the test’s use is disputed. .
The show has been on the air since 2005 but was canceled in 2019, a move long overdue according to some MPs and members of the public.
The show is often described as ‘poverty porn’, in which people who are usually less well off or have serious problems in their personal lives are exploited to profit from the show.
Meanwhile, others have argued that The Jeremy Kyle Show is merely a form of entertainment that allows people to discuss the worst moments in the guests’ private lives.
An investigation into Dymond’s death is still ongoing. His family advice says that during the taping – which has never been aired – Steve was booed by the audience and host Kyle labeled him a ‘failure’.
None of the notes Steve left before his death blamed the show.
Where is Jeremy Kyle now?
Jeremy Kyle currently has a radio show, moving to talkRADIO in September 2021.
After his show was cancelled, Kyle said he didn’t want sympathy, but he felt he was being ‘scapegoated’ at the end of the show.
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. “
He added: “I feel hunted and held accountable for everything that went on around that show. But I’m just the face of it.”
*Jeremy Kyle Show: Death On Daytime airs tonight and Monday, March 14 on Channel 4
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