Jeremy Kyle’s life now – dropped from TV, ‘£1m payout’ and snubbed by pals

Jeremy Kyle’s life now – dropped from TV, ‘£1m payout’ and snubbed by pals

July 7, 2022

Jeremy Kyle has his career turn upside down when ITV bosses decided to axe his iconic show The Jeremy Kyle Show, which he had hosted for a whopping 14 years.

Following the tragic death of guest Steve Dymond, who took his own life just days after a lie detector claimed he'd been unfaithful to his fiancee, the show was abruptly pulled from air back in 2019.

The lie detector suggested that Mr Dymond was not telling the truth and had been unfaithful to his partner despite his initial denial.

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Jeremy, who turns 57 on July 7, made a number of disparaging comments towards Mr Dymond including calling him a "serial liar."

The show was suspended a week later including all broadcasts on ITV, ITV2 and the ITV Hub.

ITV boss Kevin Lygo said that Kyle had been left devastated by both the death of Dymond and the news of the future of the show, saying: "He was devastated. He really upset and obviously distraught someone had died who had recently been on his show and understood the decision.

"For him suddenly overnight to have lost the job he has been lorded over for 15 years, was a big jolt."

After Lygo insisted Kyle would work on ITV again, saying the presenter shouldn't be blamed for the events of a show, the host was later said to be handed a big payout from bosses.

A source told Daily Mail at the time: "ITV had to pay him. The contract was watertight and there was nothing which could be done about it. It was a huge amount of money."

They also said that because Kyle had the majority of a year left on his £2m contract, the money would've been "well over £1m".

Since then, the father-of-five has been focusing on his personal life after becoming a father again, and a grandfather, in the space of two years.

Although Jeremy has not commented on the show's cancellation, The Sun reported that Jeremy feared ITV bosses were looking for an excuse to axe the show.

Ex-staff at The Jeremy Kyle Show have also accused ITV of not supporting them since the show was cancelled.

Many reported they felt they had been "hung out to dry" by the show's bosses and were offered no support despite many finding the death of Mr Dymond traumatic.

The outspoken host tried to develop a new show for ITV just three months after The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled.

"We don't hold him in any bad way. We will look to find another show with him but I think it is unlikely it will go in the same slot."

Despite Mr Lygo's reassurances, there has not been any news about the pilot since.

Another of Jeremy's shows – The Kyle Files – was also set to return in 2020, but didn't come back on the air.

Despite his plummeting career, Jeremy has been focused on fatherhood.

After welcoming his first grandchild in 2018, he went onto have another child of his own in February 2020.

Just before the UK went into its first lockdown, Jeremy Kyle had a baby boy with his fiancé, Vicky Burton.

Jeremy has four children in total: two children from his first marriage to Kirsty Rowley, and two more from his marriage with Carla Germaine.

His fiancé, Vicky, is the former nanny of his children.

However, focusing on the positives, his profile reminds us that Jeremy is a "Sony Award-winning radio host who changed the game at BRMB, Virgin Radio, Capital FM, talkSPORT and talkRADIO."

She added, "He’s also proved a hit in prime time, fronting five successful series of his investigative current affairs brand, The Kyle Files.. Jeremy’s runaway UK success was the catalyst for two syndicated US series as well as stints presenting two other ITV juggernauts, This Morning and Good Morning Britain."

It looks as though a new career move could be imminent for Jeremy as his representative reminds us to, "Watch this space!"

Meanwhile, Jeremy admitted that he had been abandoned by many of his celebrity pals following the axing of the show, with some of his close friends "disappearing".

However, he credited pals such as Dec Donnelly, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford and Rob Rinder, as well as Piers Morgan and Kate Garraway, for standing by him and reaching out.


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