A petition has been started online to get The Jeremy Kyle Show back on TV.
The Jeremy Kyle Show was permanently axed by ITV only a number of days ago, following the death of a guest who appeared on the show, but it looks like the controversial morning talk-show could be about to make a return to our screens.
An online petition has been started by 17-year old Mum, Paighton Hendy, who has demanded the show return to the ITV programming, as she doesn’t believe ‘it’s fair’ that Jeremy Kyle himself has been blamed online and also believes the show has ‘helped so many lives’.
Speaking to Bristol Live, Paighton said: “I don’t think it’s fair that Jeremy Kyle has had to face this criticism on social media and I don’t think his show should be cancelled permanently in light of what happened – especially when the government are failing so many people who have been driven to suicide.
“There could be so many factors behind what had led this man to decide to take his own life, and I don’t think it’s right to put all the blame on one TV programme that has helped so many families over the years and changed so many lives.”
The controversial talk-show was an incredibly popular programme, pulling in an estimated 750,000 viewers every mornings and gained plenty of fans who would tune in every morning.
This prompted plenty of debate about how ITV conducted the ‘after care’ that was regularly promised on the show with the chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins stating that “TV companies have a duty to care to the people who take part in their programmes”.
Paighton’s petition currently has over 6,000 signatures and although plenty of fans want to see The Jeremy Kyle Show back on our screens, ITV’S CEO, Carolyn McCall said when the show was permanently 9 days ago that it was ‘the right time for the show to end’.
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