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Jeremy Kyle Show axed by ITV following death of participant

The Jeremy Kyle show has been permanently cancelled by ITV following the death of a participant who reportedly took his own life after appearing on the show.

ITV’s CEO, Carolyn McCall, announced on Wednesday: "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.

"The previously announced review of the episode of the show is under way and will continue."

News of Steve Dymond’s death prompted an outcry and ITV had been urged to end the confrontational programme for good.

Mr Dymond took a lie-detector test to convince fiancee Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful, but was told he had failed.

A statement issued by ITV said that they will continue to work with Jeremy on other projects.

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