The recent apparent suicides of contestants in UK reality television shows The Jeremy Kyle Show and Love Island have put the lens back on the ethics of such programmes.

The UK producers in question have either cancelled the shows entirely or ditched some of their more controversial elements, such as lie detector tests, which have clearly caused great turmoil.

Here, TVNZ has followed suit, cancelling The Jeremy Kyle Show and removing all previous episodes of from its OnDemand offerings.


It and rival television broadcaster Three - which is gearing up for new seasons of the NZ reality TV incarnations