ITV has officially axed The Jeremy Kyle Show more than a week on from the death of a guest.
Participant Steven Dymond was found dead just days after appearing on the programme and allegedly failed a lie detector test during filming.
ITV has now made the decision to end production of the show.
ITV’s CEO Dame Carolyn McCall said in a statement: “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.”
Mr Dymond, 63, is said to have taken the lie-detector test to convince fiance Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful, but they split after he failed.
Ms Callaghan told The Sun earlier this week: “We got engaged Christmas Day 2017. He was crying, the love was real. He was the most generous and loving person.
“He was quietly struggling and we didn’t know at the time. He cheated on me, I know he did. I can’t forgive but I just want him to be alive.”
She praised the show’s team for their after-care efforts, telling the newspaper: “They were brilliant. They were there when he needed help. They were really persistent in offering him help.”
The pair split up after the show, reportedly filmed on May 2, and she last saw him four days later before Mr Dymond was found dead last week.
She added: “I can’t see Steve taking his life without explaining it to me first. But he always said he would never love someone else.”
Broadcasting of the popular talk show was originally suspended following Mr Dymond’s death while a review was carried out.
The programme has had its regular daytime morning slot on ITV since 2005.
More to follow.
Twitter reacts to news of the show’s cancellation
Jeremy Kyle has always been a low for television. Exploitation at its worst with a host who only cares about ratings. Shame it's taken someone's life to end the show but at least nobody else will have to suffer. Glad it will no longer be on TV.
— Daz (@dazgale) May 15, 2019
Jeremy Kyle Show permanently cancelled
Now we need to look at cancelling all other programmes that exploit people who want 15 mins of fame & get years of heartache & depression instead
You know who you are
— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) May 15, 2019
Feel really sorry for Jeremy Kyle. @ITV need to take into consideration that these people who attend the show are already mentally unstable
— EC (@ecwxxxx) May 15, 2019
all the guests on the jeremy kyle show were voluntarily on there. they were not forced to go on at and it’s a shambles it’s been cancelled yet love island (which has had 12 series less and twice as many suicides) is still on the air
— olly (@notollyffc) May 15, 2019
okay I’m actually gutted they’ve cancelled the Jeremy Kyle Show😭😭😭😭😭😭
— kyle (@kylehewitt_) May 15, 2019
So the Jeremy Kyle show, a show in which people have been put into rehab and changed their lives, has been axed due to one suicide in 15 years of it being on TV. However Love Island, a show that has caused two suicides in 4 series, is still on TV. @ITV why would that be 🤔
— JC🏴 (@JamieCFC1905) May 15, 2019
@ITV I assume you will be pulling Love Island as well as Jeremy Kyle due to the 2 suicides related to that show? Whilst I’m no JK fan, but if you are promoting good mental health Love Island HAS to go too!
— Emma Mattock (@tickMattock) May 15, 2019