ITV has AXED The Jeremy Kyle Show for good today after a guest died from an overdose.
Steve Dymond, 63, was found dead 10 days after failing a love rat lie detector test on the popular daytime chat show.
The show was pulled off air on Monday as broadcast bosses worked frantically to come up with a final decision on its future.
But ITV has now permanently scrapped the programme, which ran 3,320 episodes over 14 years, after uproar from Mr Dymond’s loved ones and horrified viewers.
- The Jeremy Kyle Show is axed by ITV after 14 years
- Scrapped permanently after guest Steve Dymond died from an overdose
- His son Carl said he was left distraught after Kyle "ripped into him"
- Other guests revealed how the show had "ruined" their lives
- Leaked email revealed ITV bosses had wanted to "protect" the show
- Theresa May described crisis as "deeply concerning"
Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO, announced today: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.
“The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.
“Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond."
The decision to axe Jeremy Kyle comes after Prime Minister Theresa May said Mr Dymond's death was a "deeply concerning case".
'NAIL IN THE COFFIN'
Earlier today The Sun revealed how host Jeremy, 53 – worth £4million – feared chiefs were looking for an excuse to axe his show for good.
Kyle, who is on a £2million-a-year contract with ITV, had told friends he was afraid of being made a scapegoat for the tragedy.
A source said: “Jeremy and those on the show are worried that this could be the nail in the coffin.
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