The Jeremy Kyle Show has been cancelled (Picture: ITV)Jeremy Kyle could receive a £3million pay-out after his ITV show was axed, following guest Steven Dymond’s suspected suicide.The 53-year-old – who fronted The Jeremy Kyle Show – reportedly also set up a media company just days before, in a bid to ‘safeguard his future’.
The Daily Mail reports he registered ‘Hales Media Limited’ on Tuesday, amid worries he would ‘end up with nothing’ and ‘be made a scapegoat’ after the TV show was permanently cancelled yesterday.He gave his fiancée, 35-year-old Victoria Burton, a stake in his new company.The claims come after Jeremy broke his silence on Steve’s death, explaining he is ‘devastated’ by the news.
In a statement shared with The Sun, he said: ‘Myself and the production team I have worked with for the last 14 years are all utterly devastated by the recent events.‘Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.’
Steven Dymond was found dead days after filming for the Jeremy Kyle show (Picture: ITV)Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO, announced the show had been taken off air for good, after the tragedy.
AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show,’ she said.‘The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.‘Everyone at ITV’s thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond.
Jeremy broke his silence over Steve’s death (Picture: ITV)The 62-year-old appeared on the show earlier this month alongside his on/off partner, and was left feeling dejected and ‘humiliated’ after failing a lie detector test on the episode.According to an audience member, he ‘fell to the floor crying’ following the test, and continued to proclaim his innocence.
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‘He had gone on the show solely to clear his name but he said it had gone wrong because of the lie detector test.‘He was adamant that he did not lie. He was so upset that he wasn’t making much sense, but he just kept repeating: “I haven’t cheated, Carl, I swear I haven’t cheated.”‘Steve told me, “Kyle really laid into me”.
Presumably that was at the point when they announced the lie detector result.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMetro.co.uk has contacted Jeremy’s reps for a comment.Got a showbiz story?If youve got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk Entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.
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