Channel 4 has commissioned a new series on the Jeremy Kyle Show – but what is the disgraced TV presenter doing now?
ITV bosses cut the tabloid show – which ran from 2005 to 2019 – after a guest died.
What has Jeremy been up to since and will he ever return to television?
Here’s everything you need to know!
Jeremy Kyle hosted The Jeremy Kyle Show from 2004 to 2019 (ITV)
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Channel 4 series on the Jeremy Kyle Show
Channel 4 has commissioned a new series on the Jeremy Kyle Show.
The documentary will focus on the impact of the program on British culture before being deleted two years ago.
ITV deleted the show in 2019 following close scrutiny following the death of guest Steve Dymond.
The new Channel 4 series will be produced by the creators of Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain.
It “aims to tell the larger story of the Jeremy Kyle Show, exploring the impact it had on British culture and the lives of those who appeared there”.
Viewers know that Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond was found dead after filming an episode of the show.
He died of a morphine overdose and a heart problem.
Steve reportedly committed suicide within days of taking a lie detector test in the ITV program.
Afterwards, he said he was concerned about the repercussions of the show and the rumors that followed.
The show was deleted shortly after.
What is Jeremy Kyle doing now?
Perhaps understandably, Jeremy Kyle has kept a very low profile since the removal of the Jeremy Kyle Show in 2019.
He declined a request to appear before MPs investigating reality TV.
He was called as an “important witness” but refused to attend.
Since leaving ITV1, there have been a lot of reports and rumors of a comeback.
He reportedly planned a new series of The Kyle Files in 2020, but nothing has come to fruition – possibly because of Covid-19.
The bosses of ITV1 apparently took inspiration from other shows Jeremy has produced for ITV, including Jeremy Kyle’s Emergency Room and High Stakes.
So far, however, there has been no sign of a return.
Jeremy was recently pictured with his Covid-19 vaccine.
In May, Jeremy was pictured pushing his child’s stroller around Windsor.
In February 2020, Jeremy became a father for the fifth time when his fiancee Vicky Burton gave birth to a baby boy.
He is also a grandfather!
Needless to say, Jeremy may have spent a lot of time with his family as he prepares for his TV comeback.
He’s not yet scheduled to return to TV anytime soon.
Jeremy hosting The Kyle Files on ITV1 (Credit: ITV1)
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Will he ever come back to TV?
Jeremy Kyle’s rep has confirmed he will be back on TV in February 2020.
She took to Instagram and claimed the presenter “will have a say.”
Beside a photo of the TV host, his agent posted a lengthy message admitting that he had “battled a year of unimaginable consequences”.
Looking at her 44,600 subscribers, PR Claire Powell wrote: “We are delighted to announce that Jeremy Kyle has now signed exclusively with The CAN Group.
“For 14 years, Jeremy Kyle dominated daytime television with his hugely successful eponymous talk show. He also proved to be a prime-time hit, featuring five hit series from his investigative news brand, The Kyle Files… ”
She concluded: “Jeremy’s runaway UK success has been the catalyst for two syndicated American series as well as passages featuring two other ITV behemoths, This Morning and Good Morning Britain.”
However, following the release in 2020, there has been no update.
ED! thinks he might need to show his soul on I’m a Celebrity, or Piers’ Life Stories in an effort to win over audiences – and TV channels again.
What did Jeremy say?
Jeremy was reportedly “devastated” when his daytime talk show was deleted after Steve’s tragic death.
He said in a statement to The Sun at the time: “Myself and the production team that I have worked with for the past 14 years are all completely devastated by recent events.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at these incredibly sad times.”
The 55-year-old has not spoken publicly since then.
Viewers can expect to see the new C4 documentary on The Jeremy Kyle Show later in 2021 or 2022.
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