Jeremy Kyle to star in new ITV show months after his former programme was axed

Jeremy Kyleis working on a new show which is set to be released imminently, an ITV executive has revealed.

Earlier this year, the TV host's eponymous reality show was axed following the death of participant Steve Dymond.

Mr Dymond, 63, died around a week after failing a love-cheat lie-detector test on Kyle's daytime programme.

Now though, the broadcaster's director of television Kevin Lygo has said that ITV is road testing Kyle's new project - adding his investigative series The Kyle Files would return in 2020.

Mr Lygo also said it was unlikely Kyle would return to his former 9.30am slot.

He suggested Good Morning Britain, Lorraine or This Morning could be extended or moved to fill the space left in the schedule.

Speaking with Sky News newsreader Kay Burley, he said: "No, I doubt he will (return to the same slot). I can't imagine what we would do.

"I have spoken to him about it, of course, and I think he feels as well that whatever he does next, it shouldn't be in that 9.30am slot.

>"We have an ongoing commitment to The Kyle Files, which is his style of journo thing which will be ready next year sometime."

He added: "We are piloting something with him and we will just have to have a look because he is a consummate broadcaster and it would be absolutely wrong to apportion blame of the show against the presenter of it.

"We don't hold him in any bad way. We will look to find another show with him but I think it is unlikely it will go in the same slot."

ITV initially suspended filming but ended The Jeremy Kyle Show after coming under pressure from politicians and the public.

18 PHOTOS
Jeremy Kyle's most controversial shows
See Gallery
Jeremy Kyle's most controversial shows
Jeremy Kyle show suspended after death of guest

We've got the lie detector results right here.

It's genuinely devastating.

He got grilled about being a "good father".

Elizabeth Powell on The Jeremy Kyle Show (ITV/Screengrab)
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.

Jeremy Paxman was mistaken for a guest on the Jeremy Kyle show
Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fstory%2fthumbnail%2f29020%2fbritish_daytime_tv

LONDON — The world of daytime television in Britain is a strange and wonderful place.

From bizarre confrontations on The Jeremy Kyle Show to unexpected segments on This Morning, UK television is awash with odd moments during the sleepy period when most people are either at work or school.

Enter @daytimesnaps — a Twitter account made by Nick Walker that shares a steady stream of out-of-context screenshots from the shows that fill the hours between nine and five...

1.

pic.twitter.com/aNimD7kAyo

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) November 18, 2016

2.

pic.twitter.com/yaBTzV2NaA

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) November 22, 2016

3.

pic.twitter.com/zqqDKAuXCq

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) November 15, 2016

4.

pic.twitter.com/AltFVmFwMH

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) October 20, 2016

5.

pic.twitter.com/uRushlFy0R

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) November 8, 2016

6.

pic.twitter.com/tkcmS1UhNM

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) November 3, 2016

7.

pic.twitter.com/cBs1h5WcLf

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) November 2, 2016

8.

pic.twitter.com/U3Fn9XlIw8

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) October 27, 2016

9.

pic.twitter.com/sknO7ADaZ8

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) September 16, 2016

10.

pic.twitter.com/E7KRlgKkAj

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) October 21, 2016

11.

pic.twitter.com/hDr6Z1k4FW

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) October 27, 2016

12.

pic.twitter.com/7yqfidvsjg

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) October 14, 2016

13.

pic.twitter.com/FjGHvQsBtB

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) September 29, 2016

14.

pic.twitter.com/eNnOLWyVCS

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) October 26, 2016

15.

pic.twitter.com/pVMh61c8p4

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) November 14, 2016

16.

pic.twitter.com/ZPU60Kwoj6

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) October 18, 2016

17.

pic.twitter.com/bOW8XyEh11

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) October 11, 2016

18.

pic.twitter.com/4NcMVQ9SIn

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) September 29, 2016

19.

pic.twitter.com/fEyphou9NB

— daytime snaps (@daytimesnaps) September 12, 2016

Outstanding.

BONUS: 7 things you should not do at work

Jeremy was stunned by his guest's decision to pop the question:
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?'"
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee then launched an inquiry into reality TV.

Mr Lygo said ITV had no part in Kyle's decision to avoid the inquiry.

He said: "It was totally his decision and I think we deliberately stayed a bit neutral as to whether he should do it.

"He didn't want to do it and he feels that was the right thing to do. For him, it was his call. Obviously he had a dilemma about should he, shouldn't he.

"But then after the event I think he thought: 'I'm glad I didn't.' It would have all been on him. He might not have known stuff."

Mr Lygo also defended ITV's decision to continue airing Love Island following the deaths of former contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon.

"I don't think Love Island and Jeremy Kyle are the same in any way," he told the festival.

"The awful tragedies of people dying. This was years after they appeared on the show.

"They had appeared on other shows. They had gone on with their lives."

He added: "All we know about suicide is that it is a very complex issue and there is not one trigger that does it.

"I don't feel there is a direct connection or enough significance to cancel Love Island because someone who was on it has gone through a tragic experience.

"I think they are very difficult. The procedures and the screenings and the rest of it and the aftercare on Love Island are very difficult.

"Honestly, it wouldn't have occurred to me to cancel Love Island."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo
Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS