Jeremy Kyle reportedly received a hefty payout from ITV after The Jeremy Kyle Show was canceled in 2019.
The controversial daytime show was taken off the air after Steve Dymond took his own life after appearing on the show.
Dymond died by suicide shortly after failing to prove to a notoriously unreliable polygraph that he had cheated on his partner.
According to The Daily Mail, Kyle was paid “a huge amount of money” when his show was axed.
A source told The Mail: “ITV had to pay him.
“The contract was watertight and there was nothing that could be done about it.
“It was a huge amount of money.”
The source also suggested the payout was “well over £1million” because Kyle had almost a year left on his £2million annual deal with ITV when the decision to stop the show was made.
The final episode premiered on 10 May 2019, and observant fans found that all 17 series were removed from the ITV hub, with details of how they were intended to appear in the program surfacing instead.
Dymond’s episode was never aired on ITV.
Channel 4’s harrowing documentary Death on Daytime explores the scandal that unfolded behind the scenes of the popular chat show – which ran from 2005 to 2019 – with former employees claiming bosses were abusive and manipulative.
One producer said they were “treated like rats in a lab,” while another claimed, “Let’s say you’ve been working and it’s like 10 a.m. and you have nothing on your board, it doesn’t matter if you.” .” I didn’t take a break because they would have to order your tea from one of the restaurants nearby.
“If you said can we have tea, are we starving, the producer would say no.”
In response to the Channel 4 documentary, ITV said it did not accept “this show’s central allegation of a ‘bad culture’ within the production team”.
“ITV would never tolerate any of their production staff misleading or lying to guests.”
Kyle broke his silence on the documentary, saying on his TalkRadio show, “I have said I will not comment on the tragic death of Steve Dymond until the trial is complete and that is a position I will maintain.”
He added: “When, and believe me there will be a time after the inquest when it’s appropriate for me to speak up because there are two sides to every story. I’m going to do it here and I’m going to do it to you, and that’s the most important thing.’
ITV declined to comment.
Death on Daytime can be viewed on All4.
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