Danniella Westbrook defends Jeremy Kyle Show amid calls for it to be axed for good

Danniella Westbrook arrives for the Woman's Own Children of Courage Awards at Westminster Abbey, London.

Danniella Westbrook has jumped to the defence of The Jeremy Kyle Show after it was suspended.

ITV decided to pull the show from the air and deleted all archive episodes from its on demand service after the death of grandfather Steven Dymond, who is believed to have taken his own life just ten days after taking part in the show.

Former EastEnders actress Westbrook recently filmed a celebrity special for the ITV daytime chat show which was due to be screened this week. Her appearance to promote the show on ITV's Loose Women has also been cancelled.

The 45-year-old star who has battled drug addiction for many years, praised the aftercare she had received from producers of the show and resident psychotherapist Graham Stanier.

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We've got the lie detector results right here.

It's genuinely devastating.

He got grilled about being a "good father".

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Jermaine Pennant REFUSES to do a lie detector with wife Alice Goodwin on The Jeremy Kyle Show
Jermaine Pennant REFUSES to do a lie detector with wife Alice Goodwin on The Jeremy Kyle Show

Who doesn't need Jezza's help?

"I called the police on my salad."

"I called the police on my salad."

Cue the fireworks.

Well, forgetting to bring a ring is a bad start.

Well, forgetting to bring a ring is a bad start.

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Domestic violence victim Geoff appears on The Jeremy Kyle Show. Photo: ITV
ITV have confirmed that The Jeremy Kyle Show has been temporarily cancelled after a guest passed away after filming, with the show instead being replaced by Dickinson's Real Deal. ITV issued a statement about the sad news, writing: "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."The show has been cancelled indefinitelyThey continued: "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." The Jeremy Kyle Show has been on the air since 2005, and has aired over 3000 episodes. However, the show has not been without its controversies.A former guest on the show, Chris Lyons, previously opened up to The Guardian about his experiences, explaining: "It ruined my life. All of a sudden, I wasn't Chris Lyons any more. I was just that guy off the Jeremy Kyle show." Terry Carvell was another contestant on the show, and told the newspaper: "To tell you how bad it was: I haven't spoken to anybody in my family for about the last 15 years, but even my family members who saw the programme wrote letters complaining about how badly he'd treated me, and that half of what he said was untrue. We'd been recording for about 20 minutes or so and he said, 'Stand up, big man.' Well, I don't take crap from anybody. So I just looked at him. He got his microphone and he rammed it up under my chin. He was trying to provoke a reaction, and I just stood there. And he said, 'Just for one moment, you wanted to hit me, didn't you?'"
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Westbrook told the Sun Online: "I firstly want to express my deepest condolences to the family of the person who has passed away.

"I can only speak on my personal experiences with Jeremy and Graham and the team on the program who have been absolutely amazing with me throughout.

"Their duty of care has been excellent from the very first point of contact , to having me on the show all the way through my recovery program."

The actress and mother-of-two previously appeared on the show in February and it has since been revealed producers funded a three-month stay in rehab to help her beat drug addiction.

Westbrook said: "The team including Jeremy himself were in constant contact with me throughout, making sure I was OK and since leaving the rehab, they have continued to be in touch and I have felt fully supported throughout.

"Graham has ensured I have felt safe and comfortable throughout my whole process."

The Jeremy Kyle Show was suspended this week after it emerged that guest Dymond had died by suspected suicide just ten days after failing a lie detector test on the daytime chat show.

There have been calls from MPs, celebrities and the public to axe the show - dubbed 'poverty porn' - permanently.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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