Talk show guest died by suicide after failing lie-detector test on-air and being dumped by his girlfriend

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Steven Dymond died shortly after appearing as a guest on the British talk show "The Jeremy Kyle Show," which has been likened to our "Jerry Springer Show." (Photo: Facebook) Steven Dymond died shortly after appearing as a guest on the British talk show "The Jeremy Kyle Show," which has been likened to our "Jerry Springer Show." (Photo: Facebook)

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Steven Dymond died shortly after appearing as a guest on the British talk show “The Jeremy Kyle Show,” which has been likened to our “Jerry Springer Show.” (Photo: Facebook)
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The man believed to have killed himself shortly after appearing as a guest on The Jeremy Kyle Show has been identified as Steven Dymond, whose relationship ended on the British talk show after he failed a lie-detector test.” data-reactid=”31″>The man believed to have killed himself shortly after appearing as a guest on The Jeremy Kyle Show has been identified as Steven Dymond, whose relationship ended on the British talk show after he failed a lie-detector test.

The 63-year-old grandfather was found dead from a suspected drug overdose at his rental in Hampshire, England, 10 days after filming the ITV daytime show.

Dymond had appeared on the chat show with his on/off long-term girlfriend, Jane Callaghan, and was labeled a “love cheat” after failing the lie-detector test.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Callaghan&nbsp;told&nbsp;The Sun newspaper she and Dymond split after filming the show, which has been compared to The Jerry Springer Show.” data-reactid=”34″>Callaghan told The Sun newspaper she and Dymond split after filming the show, which has been compared to The Jerry Springer Show.

"The Jeremy Kyle Show" has been suspended after the death of a guest, just weeks after shooting. (Photo: ITV)"The Jeremy Kyle Show" has been suspended after the death of a guest, just weeks after shooting. (Photo: ITV)

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“The Jeremy Kyle Show” has been suspended after the death of a guest, just weeks after shooting. (Photo: ITV)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Read more: ‘Jeremy Kyle’ insider says death ‘just the tip of the iceberg’” data-reactid=”55″>Read more: ‘Jeremy Kyle’ insider says death ‘just the tip of the iceberg’

Shortly before his death, Dymond sent Callaghan a text saying: “I can’t live without you. I just wanted to come and see you. I just wanted to say sorry before I go. My life is not worth living without you.”

Callaghan revealed that Dymond had been diagnosed with depression in February but obtained a doctor’s note in order to take part in the show, insisting he would prove to her he had remained faithful.

Dymond had only recently discovered he was a grandfather after reconnecting with his son shortly before appearing on the show. He had yet to meet his grandchild.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Dymond’s landlady, identified only as Shelley, told the&nbsp;Daily Mail&nbsp;she informed ITV about his death after calling a number she found on his phone.” data-reactid=”59″>Dymond’s landlady, identified only as Shelley, told the Daily Mail she informed ITV about his death after calling a number she found on his phone.

The 55-year-old landlady claimed Dymond had been suicidal after failing the lie-detector test.

“He was traumatized,” she said. “Steve said it got quite nasty on the show. Four days later he was dead. I really believe it was the show that tipped him over the edge.”

Steve Dymond appeared on "The Jeremy Kyle Show" with his on/off girlfriend Jane Callaghan. (Photo: Facebook) Steve Dymond appeared on "The Jeremy Kyle Show" with his on/off girlfriend Jane Callaghan. (Photo: Facebook)

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Steve Dymond appeared on “The Jeremy Kyle Show” with his on/off girlfriend Jane Callaghan. (Photo: Facebook)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="ITV said the show has been “suspended indefinitely” so that a full investigation can be done and removed all previous episodes its on-demand service.” data-reactid=”82″>ITV said the show has been “suspended indefinitely” so that a full investigation can be done and removed all previous episodes its on-demand service.

There have been calls for the show — which began in 2005 and is in its 16th season — to be permanently taken off the air. British actress and comedian Kathy Burke was among celebrities who took to Twitter to call for ITV to cancel it for good.

Several members of Parliament have spoken out as well. Charles Walker, vice-chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on suicide and self-harm prevention, told the Daily Mail: “On reflection, ITV would be best advised just to stop it.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Damian Collins, who’s chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said TV companies “have a duty to care to the people who take part in their programs.” And Simon Hart, who also sits on the committee, described The Jeremy Kyle Show as “car-crash TV which revels in people’s terrible misfortune and sometimes their vulnerabilities.”” data-reactid=”91″>Damian Collins, who’s chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said TV companies “have a duty to care to the people who take part in their programs.” And Simon Hart, who also sits on the committee, described The Jeremy Kyle Show as “car-crash TV which revels in people’s terrible misfortune and sometimes their vulnerabilities.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A TV insider who claims he used to work on The Jeremy Kyle Show has said the death of a recent guest is “the tip of the iceberg” and accused the program of “exploiting” vulnerable guests.” data-reactid=”96″>A TV insider who claims he used to work on The Jeremy Kyle Show has said the death of a recent guest is “the tip of the iceberg” and accused the program of “exploiting” vulnerable guests.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Read more: Jeremy Kyle funds rehab for actress Daniella Westbrook” data-reactid=”97″>Read more: Jeremy Kyle funds rehab for actress Daniella Westbrook

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The insider, who tweets under the handle&nbsp;@tvtenterhooks, claims in their bio that they “find people for TV shows” and said they worked on The Jeremy Kyle Show for six months.” data-reactid=”98″>The insider, who tweets under the handle @tvtenterhooks, claims in their bio that they “find people for TV shows” and said they worked on The Jeremy Kyle Show for six months.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“Can assure you, story is the tip of the iceberg,” they&nbsp;wrote. “Exploiting people with serious mental health/addiction problems. Promise ‘aftercare’ after f**king people’s lives up.”” data-reactid=”99″>“Can assure you, story is the tip of the iceberg,” they wrote. “Exploiting people with serious mental health/addiction problems. Promise ‘aftercare’ after f**king people’s lives up.”

They added: “Can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for this s**t to be investigated.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The controversy comes in the wake of increased discussion around aftercare for people who appear on television triggered by the death of Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis, who was&nbsp;found dead&nbsp;in March at the age of 26.” data-reactid=”101″>The controversy comes in the wake of increased discussion around aftercare for people who appear on television triggered by the death of Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis, who was found dead in March at the age of 26.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Read more: Love Island producers defend aftercare process” data-reactid=”102″>Read more: Love Island producers defend aftercare process

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Sophie Gradon, 32, who appeared on the hit program in 2016, was found&nbsp;hanged&nbsp;in June by her boyfriend, who later took his own life in similar circumstances.” data-reactid=”103″>Sophie Gradon, 32, who appeared on the hit program in 2016, was found hanged in June by her boyfriend, who later took his own life in similar circumstances.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Love Island has since promised to extend its support process and proactively offer help to contestants.” data-reactid=”104″>Love Island has since promised to extend its support process and proactively offer help to contestants.

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