The Jeremy Kyle Present has been completely cancelled after a visitor reportedly took his personal life.
ITV made the announcement this morning, confirming the present wouldn’t return following the demise of Steve Dymond.
Following a gathering concerning the incident this afternoon, the digital, tradition, media and sport committee (DCMS) has introduced a parliamentary inquiry into the broader points surrounding actuality TV and responsibility of care.
A supply advised Sky Information that employees on the present’s workplace in Salford had been “in floods of tears” after listening to about its cancellation, saying: “It is terrible up there.”
In a press release, chief government Carolyn McCall stated: “Given the gravity of current occasions we have now determined to finish manufacturing of The Jeremy Kyle Present.
“The Jeremy Kyle Present has had a loyal viewers and has been made by a devoted manufacturing workforce for 14 years, however now could be the appropriate time for the present to finish. Everybody at ITV’s ideas and sympathies are with the household and pals of Steve Dymond.”
The broadcaster stated it could proceed to work with Kyle, who’s but to remark, on different initiatives.
The choice to launch an inquiry was introduced by DCMS chairman Damian Collins, who stated in a press release: “There must be an unbiased evaluate of the responsibility of care TV firms should members in actuality TV exhibits and the DCMS choose committee has determined to carry an inquiry this summer season into these points.
“Programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Present threat placing individuals who is perhaps weak on to a public stage at a degree of their lives when they’re unable to foresee the implications, both for themselves or their households.
“This type of TV that includes members of the general public attracts viewing figures within the tens of millions however in return for scores, the broadcasters should exhibit their responsibility of care to the folks whose private lives are being uncovered.
“With an growing demand for one of these programming, we’ll be analyzing broadcasting regulation on this space – is it match for goal?”
ITV’s announcement comes after an enormous public outcry and requires the present to be axed.
Talking to Sky Information, media government Greg Dyke stated: “It was all the time a fairly unsavoury programme and it is superb it lasted 15 years.”
Shadow psychological well being minister Barbara Keeley advised Sky Information All Out Politics presenter Adam Boulton it was “clearly” the appropriate determination to cancel the programme and that “critical questions” needed to be requested.
The confrontational speak present was taken off air and initially suspended on Monday after information of Mr Dymond’s demise emerged.
The 63-year-old’s physique was discovered at an tackle in Grafton St, Portsmouth, on 9 Might, per week after recording the present.
In the course of the episode, which has not been aired and is now beneath evaluate by ITV, he had taken a lie detector take a look at to persuade fiancee Jane Callaghan he had not been untrue, however was advised he had failed.
It emerged on Tuesday that Mr Dymond had been the topic of an arrest warrant after he did not attend a court docket listening to for non-payment of a effective.
Police have stated his demise just isn’t being handled as suspicious.
Social media accounts for the present have been shut down, with its Fb and Instagram pages now not seen. The Twitter account, which has greater than 380,00zero followers, has been protected, which implies the tweets are now not seen.
Theresa Might’s spokesman has described the incident as “deeply regarding”.
“Broadcasters and manufacturing firms have a accountability for the psychological well being and wellbeing of members and viewers of their programmes,” the prime minister’s spokesman stated.
“We’re clear they will need to have acceptable ranges of assist in place.”
Ofcom has described Mr Dymond’s demise as “a really distressing case”.
A spokesman for the broadcasting watchdog stated: “Though we will solely assess content material that has been broadcast, we’re discussing this programme with ITV as a precedence to know what came about.”
Following Mr Dymond’s demise, ITV issued a press release concerning the assist in place for visitors on the programme.
“Previous to the present a complete evaluation is carried out by the visitor welfare workforce on all potential contributors,” it stated.
“The visitors are interviewed by visitor welfare face-to-face at studios and previous to filming.
“All through filming, the members are supported by the visitor welfare workforce.
“After filming has ended, all visitors are seen by a member of the visitor welfare workforce.”
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