Channel 4 commissions new series about The Jeremy Kyle Show

Channel 4 has confirmed a new series looking at the story behind The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Broadcasters say the series “aims to tell the wider story of The Jeremy Kyle Show, exploring the impact it had on British culture and the lives of those who appeared on it”.

The provocative daytime show, which was a regular ITV fixture on television schedules since 2005, was axed in 2019 following the death of guest Steve Dymond.

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Executive producer Graeme McAulay said: “We’re hoping this series will contribute to a greater public understanding of the impact and complexities involved in programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show and explore why it continues to divide opinion.”

Dame Carolyn McCall, chief executive of ITV, has said there are no plans for Kyle to return to the broadcaster.

The series will be produced by Barry Ronan and directed by Kira Phillips, whose other TV projects include Teachers Training To Kill and My Baby’s Life: Who Decides?

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