Jeremy Kyle has spoken out about the cancellation of his ITV daytime show saying he is 'utterly devastated'.
The morning programme, which has been running since 2005, was axed following the death of one of the guests on the show, Steve Dymond.
Steve Dymond. Credit: Facebook
Speaking to The Sun, Jeremy said: "Myself and the production team I worked with for the last 14 years are all utterly devastated by the recent events.
"Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve's family at this incredibly sad time."
Jeremy Kyle. Credit: PA
Dad-of-one Steve was reportedly found dead by his landlady 10 days after appearing on the show where he is believed to have taken his own life after a failed lie detector test, according to reports.
The Sun reported that Steve was branded a paedophile by his estranged wife on the show shortly before it was scrapped and taken off air.
A statement from ITV read: "Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends.
"ITV will not screen the episode in which they featured.
"Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also decided to suspend both filming and broadcasting of The Jeremy Kyle Show with immediate effect in order to give it time to conduct a review of this episode of the show."
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