The Jeremy Kyle Show is axed by ITV after the death of guest

15 May 2019, 10:06 | Updated: 15 May 2019, 10:10

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By Tom Eames

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been axed by ITV after the death of a guest who took part in the show.

Contributor Steven Dymond was found dead on Thursday (May 9), a week after filming the show.

On the show, he is said to have taken a lie detector test, which is a regular feature on the show.

Carolyn McCall, ITV's CEO, confirmed: "Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show."

ITV had initially stopped filming the show, while the prime minister's spokesman called the death "deeply concerning".

McCall continued: "The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.

"Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond.

"The previously announced review of the episode of the show is underway and will continue. ITV will continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects."