ITV has been urged to cancel The Jeremy Kyle Show permanently after the death of a man days after he appeared on the show.
The MediaCityUK-filmed show was dramatically pulled from yesterday’s morning schedules just before broadcast after it emerged that a man had died shortly after filming an episode earlier this month. All episodes of the show within ITV’s catch-up service, ITV Hub, were also removed.
Reports have emerged in this morning’s newspapers that the 62-year-old man killed himself a week after appearing on the controversial show, which he had gone on with his girlfriend.
The Daily Mail claimed that he had been “left devastated and feeling suicidal after being confronted in the TV studio at MediaCity in Salford about allegations of infidelity”.
Yesterday, the broadcaster said it was “shocked and saddened” by the news and that it had suspended both filming and broadcasting in order to conduct a review of the episode in question.