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Sunday 18th August 2019

Fans call for This Morning to replace The Jeremy Kyle Show

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The Jeremy Kyle Show fans have called for an extended version of This Morning to replace the show.

The talk show was cancelled for good following the tragic death of guest Steve Dymond, who had appeared on the programme and is believed to have taken his own life.

There have been a string of rumours about what will take its morning slot on TV, but fans have suggested This Morning - which is hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield - should start earlier.

Several petitions were set up by loyal fans to get the daytime show back (Credit: ITV)

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One person said on Twitter: "Now you've scrapped the Jeremy Kyle show why don't you put @thismorning up for an extra hour so it will be a 3 hour show instead of 2 and starts at 9:30 I would love that!"

Another wrote: "I was thinking because of no Jeremy Kyle @ITV could extend @thismorning and @loosewomen."

A third added: "Hope they extend This Morning and put that on in Jeremy Kyle’s place."

Hope they extend This Morning and put that on in Jeremy Kyle’s place.

Meanwhile, a petition to bring back The Jeremy Kyle Show has attracted more than 12,000 signatures.

Several petitions were set up by loyal fans to get the daytime show back and one is on its way to getting 15,000 signatures.

The petition has attracted more than 12,000 signatures (Credit: Change.org)

ITV said in a statement on Wednesday: "Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.

"The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.

"Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond."

Meanwhile, host Jeremy Kyle told The Sun: "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."

The daytime show was axed on Wednesday (Credit: ITV)

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Steve had filmed for the show at the beginning of May, hoping to prove to his partner Jane that he had not been unfaithful.

But he failed the lie detector test and was apparently left humiliated and traumatised by the experience and it's believed he took his own life last Thursday.

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