Jeremy Kyle has broken his silence on Channel 4’s Death on Daytime documentary.
The broadcaster and writer, who hosted The Jeremy Kyle Show for 14 years before its axing in 2019, has told Talkradio he refuses to speak out on the tragic death of Steve Dymond, who took his own life shortly after appearing on the programme.
Kyle said: “Let’s just deal with the elephant in the room straight away – [a] couple of texts already talking about a certain programme that was on television last night.
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“Yes, I am fully aware. I will say only this, my friends, to you. I have maintained a consistent approach over the last three years.”
He continued: “I have said that I will not comment on the tragic death of Steve Dymond until the legal process has finished and that is a position I will maintain.
“When – and trust me, there will be a time after the inquest, when it is right and proper for me to have my say, because there are, of course, two sides to every single story – I will do it here and I will do it to you, and that is the most important thing.”
Concluding his speech, he added: “With the greatest of respect, I wanted to say that.”
ITV released a statement to Channel 4 which in part read: “The Jeremy Kyle Show was broadcast for 14 years.
“In that time, more than 20,000 people took part in the show seeking help to resolve relationship issues or to address drug or alcohol-related problems.
“The central purpose of the show was conflict resolution, and the show achieved many positive outcomes where people were able to resolve personal problems.
“The Jeremy Kyle Show had extensive and detailed duty of care processes in place for contributors built up over 14 years.
“It had a dedicated guest welfare team of mental healthcare professionals with decades of experience in NHS mental healthcare, who were focused on the welfare of guests throughout the production process.
“Guests were supported by the programme and welfare teams prior to filming, throughout filming and after filming.
“Should they require ongoing help then appropriate solutions were found for them, which could include residential rehabilitation, counselling, anger management, family mediation, child access mediation or couples counselling.”
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