The infamous Jeremy Kyle Show has become a staple feature of the TV schedule over the past fourteen years.
So upon the announcement of a tragic incident with a guest participant on Monday, May 13th that would see the show be taken off air, fans were inevitably shocked.
Why isn’t The Jeremy Kyle Show on today? Has the show been cancelled? When will it return to ITV?
Here is everything you need to know about why the show has not been on TV this week and whether the show has been cancelled for good…
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Why isn’t Jeremy Kyle on today?
Fans expecting to watch the show with their breakfast were confused as to why the show was not on.
But it has been revealed that a guest on The Jeremy Kyle Show passed away last week after recording an episode of the show on Thursday, May 2nd.
Tragically Steve Dymond, a 63-year-old from Portsmouth, reportedly took his own life after he failed a lie detector test proving his infidelity to fiancée Jane Callaghan.
You can read more about Steve Dymond and what happened below.
What was on ITV instead?
The show didn’t air at its usual slot at 9.25 am on Monday, May 13th.
Instead, an episode of Dickinson’s Real Deal was broadcast.
Since then, Dickinson’s Real Deal has replaced The Jeremy Kyle Show each morning. It is unconfirmed whether it will air at that time each week as a replacement, but we will continue to update this page with information as it is released.
Has the show been cancelled?
Yes, the show has officially been cancelled.
On Wednesday, May 15th, ITV’s CEO Carolyn McColl announced:
Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.
They have also said they will not air the episode and have since pulled all episodes from both the TV schedule and the ITV Hub.
No statement has been made yet by Jeremy Kyle himself about the show or its cancellation.
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Will The Jeremy Kyle Show ever return?
The show has been an ITV regular for nearly a decade and a half, but that hasn’t come without controversy.
People have been complaining about The Jeremy Kyle Show for years and given the severity of this event and the swift cancellation, it looks unlikely that the show will return.
If the show does return, we assume it will have a major shake-up of its format and ways of running.