Jeremy Kyle lands hosting role after ITV show was axed

Talk TV: Jeremy Kyle says goodbye as Piers set to return

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Jeremy Kyle has confirmed he will present a fresh show on TalkTV after previously covering for Piers Morgan earlier this year. In a statement, the presenter announced he will be the new host of his own show for the first time since his 14-year stint on his chatshow.

TalkTV has given the broadcaster a new role with a self-titled show starting next month. 

The Sun published Jeremy’s statement announcing the news, it read: “I’m so excited to be going back to live television from October 10th.

“Sitting in for Piers over the summer has given me a taste for what the new show will be.”

He continued: “Jeremy Kyle Live will be making sense of the stories that matter; speaking the language of the British people and providing practical help as we all try and navigate our way through current times. I can’t wait to be a part of TalkTV’s amazing new primetime lineup.”

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Jeremy sat in for the show Piers Morgan: Uncensored earlier this year after a hiatus from TV screens.

The Jeremy Kyle Show cancelled production following the death of a former guest.

Channel 4 aired a documentary looking into the treatment of guests on The Jeremy Kyle Show and interviewed those close to Steve Dymond, who died just in May 2019. (never say committed suicide)

When the documentary was aired in March this year, Jeremy responded to its release.

Speaking on his TalkRadio TV show at the time, he said: “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 is finished, and that is a position that I will maintain.”

He added: “When and trust me, there will be a time after the inquest when it is proper for me to have my say because there are two sides to every story.

“I will do it here, and I will do it to you, and that is the most important thing.”

The presenter also discussed the impact the circumstances surrounding the show’s cancellation has had on him.

Jeremy added: “I don’t want to sound ‘woe is me’, and as I’ve said the whole thing was a terrible tragedy — devastating for Steve Dymond’s friends and family, of course, and for the many people who worked on the show.

“But it did hit me hard. And it’s been awful to feel so scapegoated, and without being able to have my say about the accusations that often seemed to be levelled only at me.

“I’ve felt hunted and made out to be responsible for everything that ever took place around that show. But I was just the face of it.”

His return to screens in a permanent role is part of a mini-shake up to the schedule of Talk TV.

This Autumn, viewers will still have Piers Morgan: Uncensored on weeknights at 8pm.

Vanessa Feltz will continue to present her drivetime slot beforehand, but Tom Newton Dunn will be presenting a new show. 

First Edition with Tom Newton Dunn will replace The Newsdesk and the station’s flagship news show will move to 10pm, to rival BBC and ITV News.

Jeremy Kyle Live begins on Monday, October 10 on Talk TV

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