Warning: This article discusses a suspected suicide and could be distressing to some readers.


The Jeremy Kyle Show has been permanently cancelled by ITV following the death of a guest, the broadcaster has said.

After failing a lie detector test and being "humiliated and traumatised" on the popular British talk show, grandfather Steven Dymond was found dead.

The 62-year-old was said to be distraught after failing the test, designed to establish whether he had been faithful to his partner.

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In the days before his death Dymond had reconnected with his estranged son, learning that he was a grandfather, although he died before he could see his son again or meet his grandchild.

In a statement, ITV chief executive 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."

The broadcaster said that it will continue to work with Kyle on other projects.

More to come.

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