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Jeremy Kyle axed: Star feared ITV bosses were ‘using guest death’ as an excuse to CANCEL show before pulling it from air

The Jeremy Kyle Show was replaced on Monday, much to the surprise of viewersJeremy Kyle feared ITV bosses would use Steve Dymond's death as "an excuse" to pull The Jeremy Kyle Show [ITV]

Jeremy Kyle feared ITV bosses were “using” a guest’s death as an excuse to cancel the show before it was pulled from the network.

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been cancelled following the death of a guest who failed a lie detector during filming.

It was reported by The Sun Online that Jeremy, 53, told friends he felt he was being made “a scapegoat” over the incident.

Steve Dymond failed a lie detector test on the showSteve Dymond died after failing a lie detector test on the show [Facebook]

A source told the publication: “Jeremy and those on the show are worried that this could be the nail in the coffin.

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“There’s been a groundswell of criticism since the news broke of Steve’s death, and there’s a feeling from people who work on the show that top bosses might decide to use the incident as a reason to change things around.

“Senior figures at ITV think the schedule should be more wholesome and that this jars with it a bit.

The Jeremy Kyle show has been suspended following the tragic newsThe Jeremy Kyle show has been cancelled permanently, it has been confirmed [ITV]

“The CEO has told people she wants ITV to be upbeat and positive.”

They continued to claim that ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall isn’t a fan of the show — believing it clashes with the rest of the network’s daytime schedule.

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It was Carolyn who confirmed that the show would not be returning to screens on Wednesday.

From: ITV Studios    THE JEREMY KYLE SHOW   - weekdays on ITV    Picture shows: Jeremy Kyle    The Jeremy Kyle Show helps the public get to grips with real-life issues, ranging from indiscretions and infidelities to fetishes and flirting, in a show that brings real-life issues and dilemmas for Jeremy to deal with.    (C) ITV     Photographer: Ania Pankiewicz    For further information please contact Peter Gray  0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com      This photograph is © ITV  and can only be reproduced for editorThe Jeremy Kyle Show ran on ITV for 14 years [ITV]

She 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."

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