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US NewsJeremy Kyle snubs MP committee after show guest death

14:40  18 june  2019
14:40  18 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Jeremy Kyle snubs MP committee after show guest death © Rex Features Jeremy Kyle will not give evidence to a committee of MPs Jeremy Kyle has turned down a request to appear before a committee of MPs following the death of a guest.

Senior executives involved in the daytime talk show will appear in front of MPs next week, but Kyle's representatives told the committee he would not give evidence.

Damian Collins, chair of the digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee, says they wanted the presenter to appear as part of an inquiry into reality television.

Jeremy Kyle snubs MP committee after show guest death © Rex Features The Jeremy Kyle Show has now been taken off air Mr Collins says the committee believes that "Kyle himself should be an important witness to that, as the show is based around him as the lead presenter of it".

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ITV has suspended The Jeremy Kyle show after a guest died shortly after filming, and is conducting a review into the episode "given the The show has been broadcast in its mid-morning slot since 2005. Its guests discuss relationship issues and conflicts with each other in front of Kyle 's studio audience.

An ITV spokeswoman 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.

"We have sent an invitation to Mr Kyle through his representatives and we have received word back from them that he has declined to appear in front of the committee on Tuesday next week," he added.

He says the committee will be pursuing the matter with Kyle's representatives "to see if we can find a date when he will appear or to understand fully the reasons why he is not able to appear".

Jeremy Kyle snubs MP committee after show guest death © Other Steve Dymond died following filming of the show

The DCMS committee inquiry was launched last month, within hours of ITV announcing that it had axed The Jeremy Kyle Show following the death of Steve Dymond.

The 63-year-old's body was found at his home in Portsmouth on 9 May, shortly after filming for the programme.

He had reportedly gone on the show to take a lie detector test to prove he had not been cheating - but failed the test.

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Jeremy Kyle snubs MP committee after show guest death © Rex Features Sophie Gradon killed herself after drinking alcohol and taking cocaine, a coroner ruled At the hearing on 25 June, the committee will hear from ITV's chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette and chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall.

The MPs will also question Tom McLennan, the executive director of The Jeremy Kyle Show, and Graham Stanier who is director of aftercare at ITV and responsible for the welfare of participants, Mr Collins said.

The inquiry will invite a range of former participants and programme-makers to give evidence over the coming months.

Mr Dymond's death happened as reality TV shows began to face increased scrutiny over the duty of care to participants.

Jeremy Kyle snubs MP committee after show guest death © Getty Mike Thalassitis' body was found in a park near his home. Pic: ITV2 Love Island has returned to ITV2 after the deaths of former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.

Gradon, 32, killed herself after drinking alcohol and taking cocaine, a coroner ruled.

Thalassitis, 26, killed himself after drinking alcohol and taking cocaine, a separate coroner concluded.

ITV recently announced an enhanced duty of care process for participants on the show, including a minimum of eight therapy sessions for contestants.

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