'The Jeremy Kyle Show' has been pulled off air following the death of a participant. The deceased passed away shortly after the recording of an episode, according to reports.
Reports said ITV has suspended filming and broadcasts, and would not screen the episode in which the person took part.
Sky News reported a spokesperson for ITV as saying: "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."
An episode of 'Dickinson's Real Deal' was used to replace the show on Monday morning during its scheduled air time at 9:30 am. This sudden last-minute change left a lot of fans confused, as they took to Twitter to express their concern over 'The Jeremy Kyle Show's episode being replaced.
"Full offence where the hell is Jeremy Kyle ??? I ain’t watching Dickinson’s Real Deal at half 9 in the morning," one of them wrote, while another added: "Whoah whoah whoahhhhhhh @itv why have i got dickinsons real deal on my tv when it should be @ITVJeremyKyle #jeremykyle I AINT HAVING THIS ON A MONDAY MORNING - shame on you haha."
The Jeremy Kyle Show was launched in 2005 as the UK’s answer to America’s 'Jerry Springer Show' and where guests discuss personal conflicts and relationship problems in front of a studio audience.