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

TVNZ has followed suit in cancelling The Jeremy Kyle Show after the death of a guest.

The talk show was permanently cancelled in the UK yesterday after a "distraught" guest was found dead after being "humiliated" by a lie detector test on the show.

When news of the death originally broke, TVNZ said it still planned to air future episodes delivered and approved for broadcast by ITV.


However now, the broadcaster has cancelled the show and is removing all previous episodes from TVNZ OnDemand, effective immediately.

In a statement, TVNZ said: "The wellbeing of the individuals involved is the number one priority for any production. Like ITV, we will be moving on from this show."

Controversy surrounded the show earlier this week after the death of 63-year-old grandfather Steven Dymond.

Dymond was said to be distraught after failing the test, designed to establish whether he had been faithful to his partner.

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.

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