To exclude, to expel:
The ITV show was canceled in May 2019 following the death of guest Stephen Dymond and Kyle faced claims he may have been a contributing cause of death
Image: Channel 4 / Jeremy Kyle shows death in daylight)
A mother whose daughter died after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show has ITV blasted for allegedly awarding the presenter a prize money of more than £1m.
The grieving Dominique Bishop comes after the embarrassing presenter’s golden goodbye claims emerged.
The NHS worker, whose daughter Kristie died of a drug overdose after two appearances on the show, said: “It’s a scandalous amount of money.”
Kyle faces claims that he may have caused or contributed to the death of fellow guest Steve Dymond, 63, who took his own life after failing a detection test says lie on the show in May 2019.
The claims of the bounty come ahead of Mr Dymond’s interrogation this month, nearly three years after the show crashed due to a suicide.
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Kristie, 35, died a day after being found by friends at her Luton home after a party in March 2020, 13 months after last appearing on the daytime reality show. A coroner ruled her death was “drug related”.
Mother Dominique, 54, told the Sunday People: “In my opinion, he shouldn’t be paid a dime.
“We just desperately wanted to help Kristie. But we cannot get help without being humiliated.”
Dominique added that the show’s producers and moderators were “lovely” but Kyle wasn’t as compassionate and made her “feel like a failed mother”.
Kristie’s first appearance was in 2018 after she scammed her grandparents and begged for money on the street to cover her habit.
Her mother, Melton Mowbray, Leics, contacted the show fearing Kristie’s habit would kill her. But she claims the family felt “exploited” after the episode titled “crack, heroin and sleep in the parking lot, save my daughter”.
A transformed Kristie then reappeared in February 2019 after 12 weeks in rehab, funded by Kyle’s program.
But Dominique said: “There was nowhere else to turn, lack of money to sell the house we couldn’t afford to rehab. Kyle is dealing with people’s lives but all he cares about is exploiting them for fun.
“He’s a bully.”
Dominique told her story on Channel 4’s documentary Death in the Daylight last week, which charted Kyle’s demise. One source said he was paid “more than” £1m after the scheme was deported.
It is understood that his contract has almost a year left to run. Kyle, 56, described the claims in Death on Daytime as “false and damaging”.
ITV cannot comment on employee contracts.
In the C4 documentary, it is said that the participants were supported by dedicated welfare groups before, during and after filming.
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