The Jeremy Kyle Show was suddenly scrapped following the death of Steve Dymond, who died shortly after appearing on the show where he failed a lie detector test, which has since been deemed unreliable.
Horrific unedited footage of The Jeremy Kyle Show exposes ‘aggressive’ host as he ‘humiliates’ woman over sex life, claim MPs
Jeremy Kyle has been branded ‘aggressive’ and accused of humiliating a female guest over her sex life in unedited footage from his axed chat show by MPs.
Subsequently, ITV are under investigation over the treatment of their guests and The Digital, Media and Sport Committee demanded unedited clips of the show for review, which they’ve claimed expose the host using ‘demeaning and insulting language’ and ‘denigrating’ a woman with questions about her sexual history.
Another video even shows Kyle teaching studio audience members how to ‘boo’ and refers to the crew as ‘my staff’, with one of his team complying to his every demand. ‘You’re always right,’ they say when asked for their opinion by the 54-year-old.
In an open letter, the committee have asked Managing Director of ITV Studios, Julian Bellamy, to explain Kyle’s behaviour.
‘Why is it one rule for the presenter and one for contributors?’ they wrote. ‘Do you accept that this level of provocation, towards often vulnerable contributors with no TV experience, is highly unethical?’
Kyle refused to appear before MPs in the parliamentary inquiry into reality TV, but ITV previously assured the presenter ‘always takes peoples/stories as he finds them and only gives evidence based on what he sees and hears from guests on the day.’
ITV have been given a deadline until October 25 to respond to
Kyle has remained silent since his show was immediately cancelled back in May, other than speaking in a brief statement, telling The Sun: ‘Myself and the production team I have worked with for the last 14 years are all utterly devastated by the recent events. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.’
ITV boss Kevin Lygo, however, remains adamant Kyle still has a future on ITV, confirming ‘ongoing commitment to The Kyle Files’.
‘We will just have to have a look because [Jeremy] is a consummate broadcaster and it would be absolutely wrong to apportion blame of the show against the presenter of it,’ he argued.
‘We don’t hold him in any bad way. We will look to find another show with him, but I think it is unlikely it will go in the same slot.
Jeremy Kyle (born 7 July 1965) is an English television host, journalist, and writer. He was known for hosting the tabloid talk show The Jeremy Kyle Show on ITV from 2005 to 2019. Kyle hosted a U.S. version of his eponymous show, which ran for two seasons beginning in 2011.