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29th Mar 2022

Jeremy Kyle is returning to TV after controversial Channel 4 documentary Death on Daytime

April Curtin

Jeremy Kyle smiling at the TV Choice Awards 2015 in London

It comes as a new TV channel is set to launch in April

One of Britain’s most controversial talk-show hosts Jeremy Kyle will be returning to our screens next month for the first time in nearly three years.

Kyle ran his self-titled show, The Jeremy Kyle Show, for around 14 years from 2005 to 2019 until it was abruptly axed after a guest, Steve Dymond, took his own life in May 2019 seven days after failing a lie detector test taken as part of the show.

The return of Kyle, who is currently a presenter on TalkRadio, comes as part of the launch of TalkTV – a new channel operated by Rupert Murdoch’s News UK network as part of the TalkRadio family.

To add yet more controversy to the mix, Piers Morgan’s new global show, Uncensored, will launch on the same day via the new platform.

Dymond’s suicide saw Channel 4 create the two-part Death On Daytime documentary – which exposed the dark side of the show from the perspective of guests, their loved ones, and members of the production team.

In the two-part series, former employees claimed they were denied meals if they failed to book guests and that staff would fake mental health checks for guests.

Despite this, it has since been confirmed that Jeremy Kyle will return to our screens on April 25.

Yesterday, the inquest into his death was adjourned due to further family bereavement, so will be held at a later date.

Piers Morgan and Jeremy Kyle at Ascot together in 2018 (Getty)

As well as Kyle, journalists Julia Hartley-Brewer and Mike Graham will also broadcast on the new network. Meanwhile, Sharon Osbourne and The Sun’s former political editor Tom Newton Dunn will present current affairs shows.

Piers morgan

Former Good Morning Britain host Morgan said the purpose of his new daily show is “to cancel the Cancel Culture which has infected societies around the world.

“I want it to be a platform for lively vigorous debate, news-making interviews, and that increasingly taboo three-letter word: fun,” he said, adding “I also want it to annoy all the right people.”

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