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Jeremy Kyle Show Suspended After Apparent Suicide of Guest Who Failed Lie Detector
May 14th, 2019 at 8:01am
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The lowbrow British Jeremy Kyle Show, which made extensive use of lie detectors as a ratings gimmick and willfully misrepresented their validity (they have none) to their audience, has been suspended after the death of a guest whose fiancée left him after he failed a lie detector "test" on an episode that had been scheduled to air yesterday. Good. But it's tragic that it took a man's death to put an end to Kyle's unscrupulous promotion of pseudoscience.

Sean Morrison reports for the Evening Standard:

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Jeremy Kyle Show death: Guest Steve Dymond 'failed lie detector' before being found dead

A Jeremy Kyle guest was found dead a week after he failed a lie detector test on the show which suggested he had been unfaithful, his ex-partner has said.

Steve Dymond, 63, took a lie detector in an attempt to convince his fiancée Jane Callaghan he had not cheated on her but they split after he failed the test, The Sun reported.

The confrontational talk show was pulled off air indefinitely by ITV following his death and ITV bosses said they would not screen the episode due to be aired which featured Mr Dymond.

Ms Callaghan told The Sun: "We got engaged Christmas Day 2017. He was crying, the love was real. He was the most generous and loving person. He was quietly struggling and we didn't know at the time. He cheated on me, I know he did. I can't forgive but I just want him to be alive."

She praised the show's team for their after-care efforts, telling the newspaper they were “really persistent in offering him help."

Ms Callaghan said that just before they went on the show Mr Dymond had convinced her he had not cheated. She told The Sun the pair split up after the show, reportedly filmed on May 2, and last saw him four days later before Mr Dymond was found dead last week.

Monday morning's episode of the talk show did not air and ITV has now wiped all episodes of the programme from its on-demand service the ITV Hub, and episodes will not air on ITV2.

The broadcaster said the episode featuring the participant who died will be submitted for a review due to the "seriousness of this event". Filming and broadcasting of the programme will be suspended while the review is being conducted.

An ITV spokeswoman said: "Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends.

"ITV will not screen the episode in which they featured."
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The tabloid talk show sees host Kyle and psychotherapist Graham Stanier help the guests talk through their personal issues in front of a studio audience.

The programme has had its regular daytime morning slot on ITV since 2005.
  

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Re: Jeremy Kyle Show Suspended After Apparent Suicide of Guest Who Failed Lie Detector
Reply #1 - May 14th, 2019 at 8:28pm
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Many of us victims can empathize with poor Mr. Dymond. RIP.

I'm following this situation closely, so I'm puzzled with why ITV officials will not screen the episode.

I hope Mr. Dymond's family sues the crap out of them all.
  

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Reply #2 - May 16th, 2019 at 3:42am
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Hmm, I don't buy it. He was "found dead" because he took too much pain medicine which was prescribed for his arthritis. He had deeper issues than failing a polygraph.
  
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Reply #3 - May 16th, 2019 at 8:19pm
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Hmm, I don't buy it. He was "found dead" because he took too much pain medicine which was prescribed for his arthritis. He had deeper issues than failing a polygraph.

To what extent do you believe those deeper issues played in his "failing"? Nearly every law in the US prohibits polygraphing someone with an emotional, psychological or mental condition.
  

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Reply #4 - May 17th, 2019 at 2:41am
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No doubt he was an exploited and tormented soul, but I find the nexus to his "death by polygraph" weak and somewhat disingenuous.
  
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Reply #5 - May 20th, 2019 at 8:21pm
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"death by polygraph"

Come on man. No one ever said that it was the polygraph that killed him. However, that's the same kind of leap in judgement it takes to assume someone is being deceptive based solely on their physiological responses.

Slandering someone and destroying their reputation is where you'll find the nexus you seek.

Matter of fact, disingenuous is the word that comes to mind when I think of the polygraph.
  

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So then your suggested legal case for the family is not related to the polygraph or his death? Your philosophical meandering is sophomoric.
  
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