By cancelling The Jeremy Kyle Show, ITV has accepted it must move with the times

News Analysis: The broadcaster is already under the microscope following the death by suicide of two people who had participated in Love Island

Will Gore
Wednesday 15 May 2019 17:10
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Jeremy Kyle Show audience member describes Steven Dymond episode

The decision by ITV to cancel The Jeremy Kyle Show permanently has been made with the kind of swiftness that Danny Baker would recognise.

Much remains unclear about what exactly occurred between Steve Dymond failing a lie detector test during filming for the show, and his subsequent suicide. Still, it is safe to presume that what ITV bosses unearthed during their enquiries in recent days led them to conclude there is no way back for ubiquitous daytime show.

They will have been very aware too that the eyes of the rest of the media were on them – and that there was little evidence of sympathy towards the show’s producers, or its star.

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