By Ashley Young-
Itv’s Jeremy Kyle’s show has been pulled off air, following the suicide of a man who failed a lie detector test after convincing his partner he had not cheated.
Steve Dymond, 63, went on the show to convince his fiancée Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful, but they split after he failed the test – with pals fearing he took his own life.
The UK Sun newspaper also revealed that cops had been hunting for mr. Dymond before his death. He was due to attend Southampton Magistrates’ Court for the non-payment of a fine of £4,329.71 imposed in 1997.
Mr. Dymond had been hit with the £5,000 fine for taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and obtaining property of a registered society by false representation.
Steve was also ordered to pay £895 in compensation to a finance company for obtaining property of a registered society by false representation.
WARRANT FOR ARREST
But he failed to appear and a no-bail warrant was issued – meaning cops were hunting him at the time of his death.
Steve is believed to have taken a fatal overdose of prescription medication, which he had been prescribed for his arthritis, 10 days after appearing on the show.
Charles Walker, vice-chair of the parliamentary group on combating suicide and self-harm, called on ITV to stop commissioning the show
Mr Walker has called for a crackdown on programmes that put people under a “huge amount of pressure and wait until they go pop”.
The episode featuring the guest who died will be submitted for a review due to the “seriousness of this event”, ITV said.
A spokesman for the channel said: “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.”
The show which has run since 2005 features Kyle addressing the private problems of his guests through on stag, using a lie detector as its main deciding factor.
The condemnation of the show is not justified, because participants are well aware of what they are getting into and decide to take part.