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The Jeremy Kyle Show: Fans in uproar over ITV’s ‘outrageous’ replacement programme

Jeremy Kyle and Steven Dymond

'Given the gravity of recent events we have made a decision to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show, ' Chief Executive Carolyn McCall said on Wednesday.

British broadcaster ITV on Wednesday canceled a popular, long-running daytime talk show after the death of a guest who failed a lie-detector test during a recording.

The confrontational talk show has been pulled off air indefinitely by ITV following the death of the guest, named by The Sun as 63-year-old Steve Dymond, a week after the programme was filmed.

In a statement, ITV CEO Carolyn McCall said: "Given the gravity of recent events we have made a decision to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show".

A coroner in the United Kingdom (UK) said that an inquiry into Dymond's death was to be opened in the coming days, after a post-mortem examination concluded following his death on May 9 - a week after shooting the episode on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

The test has caused some of the most explosive dramas on the show since it began back in 2015 and a TV insider told the publication: "The lie detector episode is everyone's favourite but it does cause some serious arguments between couples". "They were really persistent in offering him help".

"They took away one program that I absolutely love", the caller said.

It comes amid a clamour of voices calling for an "urgent review" to the show, led by Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins, the chair of the all-party digital, culture, media and sport select committee.

TVNZ has announced it will cancel airing Jeremy Kyle after a guest died shortly after the airing of an episode. According to Sky News, Callaghan claimed that Dymond had actually convinced her of his fidelity just before they went on the show. If it wasn't for Jeremy Kyle, I probably wouldn't be alive.

Jeremy Kyle has issued a statement about the situation in light of his show's cancellation where he said he was "utterly devastated".

Jeremy Kyle watches his shot during the Pro-Am at the British Masters.

The programme, which had been a regular fixture in the TV schedule since 2005, has now ended for good following calls for it to be cancelled from MPs and members of the public.

Danny Fuller, who has been on The Jeremy Kyle Show five times, told Julia that never met anyone who was medically trained on the show.

The broadcaster's support for its reality show talent has also come under scrutiny following the deaths of two former Love Island contestants.

"I'll miss Jeremy Kyle but now that it's been axed can @ITV at least put something other than Dickinson's Real Deal on during this time slot?" questioned a fourth.

"My ex went to rehab after the show but he left early and there was no check in by the show at all", she added.