Jeremy Kyle was awarded more than £1m by ITV when his The Jeremy Kyle Show was abruptly canceled following the tragic death of guest Steve Dymond
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Jeremy Kyle is said to have been paid more than £1m after his talk show was abruptly cancelled.
ITV has evicted The Jeremy Kyle Show 14 years after the tragic death of guest Steve Dymond, who took his own life days after a lie detector claimed he cheated on his fiancée. himself – which he denies.
Host Jeremy was suddenly left without a steady job, earning as much as he had in more than a decade, and being compensated by the broadcaster.
A source told Daily mail : “ITV had to pay him. The contract was sealed and nothing could be done. It was a huge amount of money.”
The insider added that since Jeremy has most of a year left on his £2m annual contract, the payout would be “more than £1m”.
The Jeremy Kyle Show has recently returned to prominence thanks to two seasons of Channel 4’s Death on Daytime documentary.
The show looked at how the show works behind the scenes and included interviews with former guests and staff.
Four employees were portrayed by actors in the documentary after agreeing to speak out but feared they would be blacklisted by the industry.
They claimed that they used tactics to anger the guests and ensure more conflict when they finally stepped on stage, and some even accused Jeremy of achieving the “God complex”. because of the program.
Jeremy was furious at the photo the documentary drew of him, and even said he was considering legal action.
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He said in a statement: “The false and damaging charges brought against me by Channel 4 are now against lawyers.
“Without a doubt, ITV will address the issues Channel 4 has raised around ITV’s self-produced The Jeremy Kyle Show. I would be wrong to speak for them.
“Now is not the time to argue or discuss an ongoing legal process.”
Jeremy, now at Talk Radio TV, insists that every story has “two sides”.
“I will not comment on the tragic death of Steve Dymond until the legal proceedings are over,” he told the broadcaster.
“And when – and believe me there will be a time after the investigation – when I’m right and enough. Because, of course, every story has two sides.”
An ITV spokesperson said of the show: “All guests on The Jeremy Kyle Show were aware of the nature of the show and the host’s style prior to joining. Most of those who signed up for it. appeared to watch the show themselves. All guests agreed. , in writing, to participate.
“The main purpose of the program is to resolve conflicts and the program has achieved many positive results where people can resolve personal problems.
“The guests were supported by the program and the welfare team before filming, during filming and after filming.
“Due to the serious nature of the events in May 2019, namely the death of a guest a few days after joining the show, ITV has decided to discontinue production of the show.
“It would be inappropriate for ITV to comment further on that ahead of the investigation to be held later this month, other than to say our sympathies go out to Mr Dymond’s family and friends.”
The Mirror has contacted Jeremy’s representative for comment.
ITV did not wish to comment on the reported return.
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