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Friday 18th October 2019

Jeremy Kyle asked to give evidence at parliamentary inquiry into ITV aftercare

The presenter's show was axed following the death of a guest

TV presenter Jeremy Kyle has been asked to give evidence at the parliamentary inquiry into ITV's duty of care.

In a tweet earlier today, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committe, said they will be questioning ITV on Tuesday June 25 and Jeremy has been invited to give evidence.

ED! has contacted Jeremy's rep for comment.

The parliamentary committee will also be looking at shows such as Love Island, which has seen two former participants, Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, take their own lives following appearances.

Did the Jeremy Kyle show exercise a duty of care towards its participants?

The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed last month after it emerged that former guest, Steve Dymond, had taken his own life days after appearing on the show.

Many others have since come forward claiming the show treated them poorly with one saying she had attempted suicide twice after failing the lie detector.

Steve appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show (Credit: ITV)

It's understood that Steve had approached the show in an attempt to prove he hadn't been unfaithful to his partner, Jane Callaghan.

But, filming the show on May 2, he failed the lie detector test, which prompted the end of his relationship.

Reportedly 'humiliated and traumatised', Steve took his own life, revealing in his final texts that he "couldn't live without her".

It was also revealed that Steve had suffered from depression.

The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed last month (Credit: ITV)

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In the following days and weeks, Steve's estranged wife, Dianne Healing, accused him of being a paedophile who was terrified of being exposed.

Dianne told The Sun that he was a "prolific liar".

Steve, 63, is set to be buried in a pauper's funeral.

His ex-fiance has revealed that no one had come forward to claim his body.

Steve appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show (Credit: ITV)

Speaking to The Mirror, Jane said: "I just got a phone call from the council to say they had arranged the funeral themselves because no one else had come forward."

She explained that she had received a call from an environmental health officer who was arranging the burial.

"I will go with my daughter because I don't want to regret it later but I still have very mixed feelings about it."

"I'm still all over the place. I was told there's only a couple of people who asked to be kept informed of the funeral. It's sad it has ended like this," she added.

Steve was said to be traumatised over a failed lie detector (Credit: ITV)

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