Jeremy Kyle’s security guard ‘Big Steve’ became a celebrity in his own right while the show was on air.
The former bouncer would always be on hand to separate contestants caught in a brawl, or provide a shoulder to cry on.
Kyle even joked that Steve had his ‘own fan club’ after one infatuated guest asked to meet him, after which she received a kiss on the cheek from her crush.
Regardless of his cult following, Steve was always there when things got out of control, and he would even refer to the show's presenter as 'Mr Kyle'.
However, after the show was cancelled in May 2019 following the death of contestant Steve Dymond, those who worked on The Jeremy Kyle Show found themselves out of a job, including the beloved security guard.
Having worked in the TV industry for 17 years, it was only right that Big Steve went on to bigger and better things.
So where is he now?
After The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed, Steve remained with ITV.
At the time, he was also working as a security guard on Judge Rinder, where he could be seen standing next to the raging guests following their stint in the court room.
In March 2020, Steve was pictured with TV judge Robert Rinder outside the ITV studios in Manchester, sporting a grey hoodie rather than his classic black polo shirt with ‘SECURITY’ written across it.
Unfortunately for fans, Steve’s days of being active on social media are over, considering he has not posted since 2019, though the show's psychotherapist, Graham Stanier, posted a birthday message with Steve in 2019.
Evidently a gentle giant, Steve put out a heartfelt message on his page following the announcement of Steve Dymond’s death.
"We at @thejeremykyleshow are deeply saddened to hear the news of one of our guests passing away," Steve wrote.
"Our show has always been about trying to help ordinary people with problems to help their quality of life improve drastically, every day I turned up to work happy knowing somebody’s life would change for the better with the help of all the staff and crew at @thejeremykyleshow."
"My thoughts and condolences go out to everybody affected by the news today," he continued.
"My Direct Messages are open for the next few days for anybody who needs to talk about any problems they may have, use #StevesDMs to spread the word on various social media platforms so anybody who needs help knows I’m here.
"Rest in Peace – Big Steve."
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