The former Jeremy Kyle Show Aftercare Director, Graham Stanier, was grilled by MPs for his behavior and has remained a close friend of the presenter since the show went awry.
The Jeremy Kyle Show centers around one man – but he has a loyal friend.
Host Jeremy Kyle is always on set by psychotherapist Graham Stanier, who served as Aftercare Director on the controversial show before it went awry.
“I’m incredibly proud of the work we do. We’re full of people coming back to the show who have been successful in overcoming drug, alcohol or relationship problems, through through the care we gave them,” Graham said in 2007.
After 14 years on the air, the show The Jeremy Kyle premiered in May 2019 following the tragic death of guest Steve Dymond and was subsequently canceled for good.
The 63-year-old ‘failed’ a lie-detection test, which is not 100% accurate, while trying to prove he wasn’t cheating on his fiancée and sadly died at his home only a few days later.
Kyle said the production team were “absolutely heartbroken” by Steve’s passing and offered their condolences to his grieving family and friends.
Graham, whose role was to advise guests backstage and assist them to stay away from the cameras, has remained a close friend of Jeremy’s since the ITV show ended.
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They’ve seen each other often – celebrating Christmas together in 2019 and attending Jeremy’s wedding to Vicky Burton in October 2021.
ITV bosses appeared before a House committee in June 2020 as part of a reality TV investigation organized by the Bureau of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Chairman Damian Collins said Kyle himself declined to attend, but Graham appeared before the committee to answer questions from MPs.
Graham was asked if he agreed with Jeremy’s confrontational presentation style.
“It’s the speaker’s style,” he replied. “I am responsible for me and my conduct. I cannot be held responsible for the conduct of the presenter.
“I’m responsible for myself and for the guest. The responsibility for the presenter lies with the production. I’ve never been comfortable with black and white statements.”
The committee asked ITV heads about how participants were selected and how accurate the lie-detection tests were, as well as asking for details about materials that guests on TV shows. Actual picture is required to sign.
A report to the DCMS committee, written by a clinical psychologist and a professor of sociology, found that Stanier “appears to have very little knowledge of the participants’ backgrounds, often not know their name, and in one example the gender of a baby.
“From a clinical perspective, no evidence could be seen of the necessary preparatory work that was done regarding the psychological and physical examination of the participants.”
It continued: “The role of the ‘Director of Aftercare,’ as witnessed here, appears to lack proper boundaries and appears to be indeterminate.”
It concluded that “the needs of the participants must not be elevated above the needs of performance in relationships that can only be viewed as exploitative.”
Realized that Stanier “does not operate independently of the show” and acts in the interests of The Jeremy Kyle Show more than the participants.
Responding to the report, ITV said: “The physical and mental health of everyone we work with is our highest priority, and ITV is committed to working across the industry – including with other broadcasters, Pact and our regulator Ofcom – to share best practices and continue to strengthen and evolve our Duty of Care processes.
“Public participation in television programs has been central to television since it began.
“We believe these performances are all the better for the talent, energy and diversity of the participating public, and we are committed to continuing to ensure that their well-being is also at the heart of what we do.” I do.”
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Jeremy isn’t the only former co-worker Graham has ever spent time with, as he’s also reunited with the show’s ‘Big Steve’ security guard.
The gentle giant is always ready to stand on the sidelines to stop the guests from fighting or to give a shoulder to cry on.
In December 2019, Graham posted a sweet selfie with Steve, who was wearing his familiar security uniform, in what looked like a locker room.
Confirming that they had a reunion, Graham wrote: “Great to catch up with our Steve today!”
Graham also congratulated Steve on his 50th birthday last March and posted a snap of his former colleague, who now works as a security guard on the ITV show Judge Rinder.
“Happy 50th birthday to this beautiful person,” Graham captioned a sweet snap of Steve, who was wearing a black shirt with his name on it.
Because this is during lockdown, Graham added: “Celebration is postponed but it will happen.”
In February last year it was revealed that Graham had given up his time to volunteer for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.
Graham, who has now claimed her job as a consultant psychotherapist, has worked hard to keep her community safe.
On Instagram, he’s shared several snaps of himself in hi-vis, as well as a profile showing he’s spent 701 hours volunteering.
He captioned his post: “Supporting everyone in the community during the shutdown. Join. #Rewarding #nhsvolunteerresponders #goodsam #nhs #covid19”
Graham has received a lot of support from his followers, who praise him for supporting those working on the front lines of the NHS.
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