After his controversial show went viral, Jeremy Kyle revealed he was dumped by some celebrity friends.
The host appeared on our screens every weekday morning for 14 years on The Jeremy Kyle Show, but then suddenly took off after the tragic death of guest Steve Dymond.
The 63-year-old went on the show to prove he wasn’t cheating on his fiancée and was told he had failed a lie detection test, which is not 100% accurate and sadly died at his home just a few days later.
Jeremy offered his condolences to Steve’s loved ones and said the entire production team was “absolutely devastated” by his passing.
His performance has been permanently canceled while an investigation begins – and Jeremy has admitted he feels like a “scapegoat”.
Despite many years of serving ITV, the presenter claims that many famous faces and senior executives of the channel have quickly left him.
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While not going into specific names, Jeremy explained that it didn’t take long for some of the people he had been close to over the years to simply “disappear”.
“But there’s also a lot of people who never get in touch again even though we’ve worked together for so many years – that’s very, very, very telling,” he said. Sun in September of last year.
“It’s a weird situation because you don’t really want to talk to people when the same thing happens, but then you get annoyed when they don’t call either.”
However, Jeremy did give a list of names of some of his close friends of showbiz who have stood by him.
“Some people are brilliant – Piers Morgan got in touch right away because he was that kind of guy, and he was brilliant,” explains Jeremy.
“Kate Garraway, who is phenomenal and has been going through the worst of times recently, still makes time to stay in touch and I’ve also helped her with her children.”
The event also featured host Geordie Dec Donnelly, This Morning duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford and ITV daytime star Judge Rob Rinder.
Rinder, who works with former The Jeremy Kyle Show ‘Big Steve’ security guard, said what happened was a “tragedy” but highlighted the “hypocrisy” of some of the criticism. at the program.
Talking to Radio Times“I know the people who run the show and they really care about it,” said the criminal attorney.
“I really have a problem with hypocrisy. I’m bothered by the fact that when you’re middle class and you discuss your love life or marriage on Instagram with shiny teeth and ability eloquent, you are considered a brave person.
“But if you come from a challenging socioeconomic background, you’re considered to have no self-determination. So it really bothers me when some commentators describe people on the show. like a wild underclass.”
Piers Morgan is another who has come out strongly defending the show while pressure is mounting for it to be ruined.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain before it was permanently cancelled, Piers insisted guests knew the risks of appearing on the show and questioned what show bosses could do.
While speaking to Lord Sugar about The Apprentice’s recruitment process, Piers said: “Ultimately the point, I see this with the two Love Island contestants that took their lives and now this tragedy. on The Jeremy Kyle Show, these people are taking place on TV.
“No one is forcing them. It raises a lot of complicated questions about whether they’re willing to do it.
“You can check on people as much as you like but in the end if they want to do it, they know the show they’re on and they know what to expect.”
Piers then questioned whether the negative ‘side effects’ of appearing on a national television program could be prevented.
He added: “It’s hard, with so many shows on television, to know how you can prevent any real risk of any side effects of a negative way of people. will appear on television.”
GMB host Kate is also one of Jeremy’s supporters – and he returned the favor in her darkest hour while husband Derek Draper recovered from Covid.
In August 2020, Kate revealed that Jeremy had helped move her children to live with Derek’s parents, who had been sheltered for months and couldn’t hold their niece.
Jeremy suggested using his driver, who would clean his car, after Kate expressed concern about passing anything on to Derek’s vulnerable parents.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Kate explained: “They’re not traveling with me, because they don’t even have contact with Derek’s sisters, so I don’t want to be an extra. their life.
“So thanks to Jeremy Kyle, they went up because he said my driver has quarantined and kept the car very clean so I’ll bring the kids up.”
Another person Jeremy has been especially close to is Graham Stanier, who was The Jeremy Kyle Show’s Aftercare Director.
Graham, who advises guests backstage and helps them stay away from the camera, has seen Jeremy regularly since the ITV show ended.
Their close friends and family celebrated Christmas Day together in 2019 and they enjoyed Jeremy’s birthday barbecue in July 2020.
Graham was also a guest at Jeremy’s wedding to Vicky Burton in October 2021 and posted snaps of the happy couple on Instagram with the caption: “Wonderful day. Mr and Mrs. Kyle. Wedding anniversary .”
The Jeremy Kyle Show is once again brought to the forefront thanks to a new Channel 4 documentary.
Death on Daytime looks back at the tragic death of Steve Dymond – with interviews from his loved ones, former staff and guests on the show.
Kyle has been approached for feedback on the series but has not made a statement about the broadcast, insisting he will not speak until legal proceedings are complete.
Speaking on his talkRADIO show earlier this week, Jeremy said: “Let’s deal with the elephant in the room right away – several pieces of text talked about a certain program that was on television last night.
“Yes, I am fully aware. I will just say this, my friends, to you.
“I have maintained a consistent approach over the past three years.
“I have said that I will not comment on the tragic death of Steve Dymond until the legal proceedings are over and that is the position I will maintain.
“When – and believe me, there will be a time after the investigation, when I’m right and reasonable, because of course there are two sides to every story – I’ll do it here and I’ll do it for you. , and that’s the most important thing.”
He added: “With the greatest respect, I’d say it.”
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