The popular TV show has recently been under fire by an MP after a guest who failed a lie-detector test on the programme killed himself.
After the ITV show was suspended MP Charles Walker spoke to the BBC and suggested that it would be “extremely sensible” if ITV said “this has gone far enough”, adding that it was “a watershed moment”.
Mr Walker, vice-chair of the parliamentary group on combating suicide and self-harm, called on ITV to stop commissioning the show. Walker demanded a crackdown on programmes that put people under a “huge amount of pressure and wait until they go pop”.
At the starting of Mental Health Awareness Week
Mr Walker, who has openly admitted to having OCD said: “It’s mental health awareness week and I have experience with mental health – I think it would be extremely sensible for ITV to say this has gone far enough, this is a great tragedy, we’re not going to broadcast this show any longer, it’s not fit for purpose in 2019 and we feel it’s part of our corporate responsibility.”
A spokesperson 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.”
Denise 17 years old who attends Lambeth College enjoys watching the show and says she find the show “entertaining” and doesn’t want to see the show “axed”.
The popular daytime TV show has run on ITV since 2005 and features Kyle solving the problems of his guests through on stage mediation – which often involves discussions, arguments and even a lie detector test.