Kevin insisted that it would be “absolutely wrong” to put the “blame” on Jeremy after the tragedy, and said they are doing all they can to find the right programme for the TV veteran’s comeback on the channel.
He continued: “We are piloting something with him and we will just have to have a look because he is a consummate broadcaster and it would be absolutely wrong to apportion blame of the show against the presenter of it.
“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.”
Jeremy was left “devastated” by Steve’s death and he sent his “thoughts and sympathies” to his family.
He previously said: “Myself and the production team I have worked with for the last 14 years are all utterly devastated by the recent events.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.”