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24th Sep 2022

Jeremy Kyle confirms he’s returning to TV to give Brits ‘practical help’

Steve Hopkins

Kyle said his new show will make ‘sense of the stories that matter’

Jeremy Kyle is returning to our screens soon, having landed his own show with TalkTV where he says he will give Brits “practical help as we all try and navigate our way through current times”.

The disgraced presenter whose own reality series, The Jeremy Kyle Show, was cancelled in 2019 after 14 years following the death of a guest, will host Jeremy Kyle Live from 10 October. Kyle has previously filled in for Piers Morgan on the network.

Kyle’s new show will apparently see “the straight-talking voice of the people take on the issues that really matter”.

The Sun published a statement from the 57-year-old on Saturday, in which he said he “can’t wait” to get back on television.

Kyle said in the statement: “I’m so excited to be going back to live television from 10 October.

“Sitting in for Piers over the summer has given me a taste for what the new show will be.

“Jeremy Kyle Live will be making sense of the stories that matter; speaking the language of the British people and providing practical help as we all try and navigate our way through current times.

“I can’t wait to be a part of TalkTV’s amazing new primetime lineup.”

Kyle’s controversial show got binned following the death of guest Steve Dymond, who took his own life after failing a lie detector test.

In March, two-part documentary Jeremy Kyle: Death On Daytime saw the family of one guest brand the presenter a “bully”.

Dominique Bishop’s daughter Kristie appeared on the show in 2018 and again 2019, seeking help for her drug addiction, but died from an overdose in March 2020.

Dominique said Kristie was “bullied” by Kyle and that it was “the most traumatic experience I ever had”.

“She opened herself up and he bullied her and he put on a show. But that was my daughter and that’s really, really hard to watch now,” she said.

A Guardian review of the documentary, published in March, described it as  “difficult watch, for many reasons”.

“Hearing insiders talk about how it was made, and what they did, is incredibly powerful.

“If some of the details are shocking, they are not surprising; it was all there for 14 years, on screen.”

Kyle subsequently acknowledged the documentary on his TalkRadio show, telling listeners: “I will say only this, my friends, to you. I have maintained a consistent approach over the last three years.

“I have said that I will not comment on the tragic death of Steve Dymond until the legal process is finished, and that is a position that I will maintain.

“When, and trust me there will be a time after the inquest, when it is proper for me to have my say, because there are two sides to every story. I will do it here, and I will do it to you, and that is the most important thing.”

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