Jeremy Kyle ‘shouldn’t be allowed back on air’ until he’s ‘held to account’ over guest’s death, claims MP – The Sun

JEREMY Kyle "shouldn't be allowed back on air" until he's "held to account" over the death of his show's guest, an MP has claimed.

Steve Dymond, 63, from Portsmouth, was found dead ten days after appearing on ITV's The Jeremy Kyle Show last year.

He is thought to have died of an overdose of medication prescribed for his painful arthritis after leaving three suicide notes.

The show was pulled off air last May before ITV permanently scrapped the programme, which ran 3,320 episodes over 14 years.

In February, Jeremy confirmed he was plotting his television comeback – but MP Damian Collins insists Jeremy shouldn't return to the spotlight until a final report from the inquiry into Steve's death.


“I don’t think Jeremy Kyle should be allowed back on air until he has been held to account for the practices of The Jeremy Kyle Show.”

But the committee has revealed there are no plans for a final report after the inquiry concluded in last Parliament.

Steve had applied to convince his fiancée Jane Callaghan that he hadn't been unfaithful, but failed a love-cheat lie detector test on the show.

Jane claims that Steve was determined to go in front of the cameras despite having underlying health concerns.

Revealing Steve had been diagnosed with depression, added: “He wanted to go on. He was really excited and confident. But it was all a front and I knew it. He wasn’t well at all.”

At the time ITV boss Carolyn McCall said: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.

“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."

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