Jeremy Kyle has teased his return to British television tonight, 10 October, with a new talk show after the rather unceremonious cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show.
The 57-year-old TV personality spent the summer as a guest presenter on a TalkTV show fronted by another controversial figure, Piers Morgan Uncensored.
Kyle filled in for his mate and former Good Morning Britain co-presenter during the summer, which he says has given him ‘a taste for what I want my new show to be’.
Kyle is back and more confident than ever as he begins promoting his brand new talk show – Jeremy Kyle Live – which will air on the same channel, after previously being one of the main faces of ITV’s programming.
Viewers can expect to see ‘feisty debates’ and ‘uncomfortable questions', with the ongoing cost of living crisis being one of the topics set to be addressed on the new show.
“I'll be putting plenty of uncomfortable questions to those in power and giving our audience the chance to do exactly the same too,” he said.
"So, expect feisty debates each night but also some practical help too as we all navigate our way through this cost-of-living crisis.
“In my opinion, broadcasters spend many hours a day telling people the news,” he reflected. “We want to ask our audience what they think and find out how the real stories are impacting real people.
“Trust me, you won't want to miss what my show has to say about all the big stories that matter – every show will be bursting with big opinion.
Kyle’s new talk show will air during primetime and, as a father-of-five, he’s well aware of what families will want to watch as they make their supper. “So we need to make it entertaining, interesting and tune-in-able enough,” he explained.
“But we also hope to ask the questions that really matter to people and to offer a little bit of practical advice, as well as making people smile.”
Despite enjoying his time on TalkRadio in the past year, he’s excited to get back to the ‘buzz’ of live television, which he has always loved.
Boasting about his new studio, he said: “To bring the best of what we've been doing on the radio and do it full scale on live primetime TV, in the amazing new studios they've created for me and Piers – it really does feel like we're building something big.”
While some people will welcome Kyle back to their screens with open arms, others may be upset with how his old ITV show ended.
In 2019, ITV’s chief executive Carolyn McCall announced the channel had cancelled The Jeremy Kyle Show after 14 years, after the death of guest Steve Dymond.
The 63-year-old died by suicide just seven days after failing a lie-detector test featured on the programme.
Dymond took the lie-detector test as a means to prove to his fiancée, Jane Callaghan, that he had not cheated on her. However he was told he failed the test. The episode was never shown on TV.
A Channel 4 documentary, Jeremy Kyle: TV on Trial examined the treatment of guests on the show amid Dymond’s death.
The inquiry into Dymond’s death will resume this month ‘at the earliest’ after it was pushed back following the death of his mother.
Jeremy Kyle Live debuts tonight, 10 October, at 7.00pm on TalkTV.
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