Jeremy Kyle scowls as hes seen for first time since bombshell Channel 4 doc

Jeremy Kyle has been seen for the first time since Channel 4 aired a bombshell documentary about his former ITV show.

The Jeremy Kyle Show was controversially axed in 2019 after guest Steve Dymond died by suicide.

Steve had failed a lie detector test that alleged he'd cheated on his fiancée – an allegation he denied.

The new documentary Death on Daytime saw guests and staff claim the show was manipulative and manufactured events by riling people up backstage, something Jeremy and ITV deny.

In his first public appearance since the show aired, Jeremy, 56, was seen strolling in central London on Monday looking downcast and scowling.

He wore casual jeans, a white open-collared shirt, a quilted jacket and trainers and held a small pouch and garment bag in one hand.

Jeremy ignored cameras as he walked to a waiting car before climbing in, while keeping a serious look on his face.

He spoke out on his TalkRADIO show after it aired to insist there are "two sides to every story".

Jezza said: "Let's just deal with the elephant in the room straight away – couple of texts already talking about a certain programme that was on television last night.

"Yes, I am fully aware. I will say only this, my friends, to you.

"I have maintained a consistent approach over the last three years.

"I have said that I will not comment on the tragic death of Steve Dymond until the legal process has finished and that is a position I will maintain.

"When – and trust me, there will be a time after the inquest, when it is right and proper for me to have my say, because there are of course two sides to every single story – I will do it here and I will do it to you, and that is the most important thing."

He added: "With the greatest of respect, I wanted to say that."

The inquest into Mr Dymond's death will take place later this month.

Following the airing of the documentary, ITV defended The Jeremy Kyle Show in a statement.

It read: "The Jeremy Kyle Show was broadcast for 14 years.

"In that time, more than 20,000 people took part in the show seeking help to resolve relationship issues, or to address drug or alcohol related problems.

"The central purpose of the show was conflict resolution, and the show achieved many positive outcomes where people were able to resolve personal problems.

"The Jeremy Kyle Show had extensive and detailed duty of care processes in place for contributors built up over 14 years.

"It had a dedicated guest welfare team of mental healthcare professionals with decades of experience in NHS mental healthcare, who were focused on the welfare of guests throughout the production process.

"Guests were supported by the programme and welfare teams prior to filming, throughout filming and after filming."

It continued: "Should they require ongoing help then appropriate solutions were found for them, which could include residential rehabilitation, counselling, anger management, family mediation, child access mediation or couples counselling.

"Due to the gravity of events in May 2019, namely the death of a guest a few days after taking part in the show, ITV decided to end production of the show. It would not be appropriate for ITV to comment further on that in advance of the inquest to be held later this month.

"ITV does not accept the central allegation of this programme of a 'bad culture' within the production team. We note that the programme includes anonymous former production members claiming wrongdoing by themselves and others, without supporting evidence.

"ITV would never condone any of its production staff misleading or lying to guests. All guests on the Jeremy Kyle Show were aware of the nature of the show and the presenter’s style before taking part in recording. Most of those who applied to appear watched the show themselves. All guests gave their informed consent, in writing, to take part."

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts please visit itv.com/helplines or contact The Samaritans on 116 123.

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