'Jeremy Kyle Show' guest Steve Dymond called producers '300 times' to appear on the show

ITV has revealed that announcement about which show will be replacing the Jeremy Kyle Show will be revealed in "due course" (Photo: ITV)
Steve Dymond reportedly attempted to call the Jeremy Kyle Show producers 300 times (Photo: ITV)

Steve Dymond called the Jeremy Kyle Show producers over “300 times” in a bid to appear on the ITV chat show.

The claim comes from a member of the public who was in the audience during the filming of the episode that featured Dymond.

Speaking to The Sun Online, Aiden Dugdale said of Dymond, who is believed to have taken his own life after failing a lie detector test: "He explained to us in the audience that he’d tried to come on the show before.

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"He said he’d called about 300 times. Jeremy Kyle even joked about it, saying: ‘Does anyone at ITV ever answer the phones?’

In the aftermath of his death, ITV made the decision to permanently pull the show from the schedule.

A statement from the broadcaster’s CEO Carolyn McCall read: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.

“The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.

“Everyone at ITV’s thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond.”

A picture shows the logo of broadcaster ITV at their MediaCityUK studios in Salford, Greater Manchester, northwest England, on May 14, 2019. - All episodes of a popular British talk show have been pulled from the internet and filming has been suspended after the reported suicide of a former guest Tuesday. Broadcaster ITV pulled its most popular daytime show "The Jeremy Kyle Show" off air indefinitely following the death of 63-year-old Steve Dymond, a week after he appeared on an episode. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
ITV made the decision to cancel the show days after Dymond's death (Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Kyle has since spoken out about the incident by revealing that he is “devastated”.

“Myself and the production team I have worked with for the last 14 years are all utterly devastated by the recent events. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time,” he told the publication.

In the aftermath of Dymond’s death, viewers have called for more to be done to care for those who appear on reality TV shows.