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ITV FINALLY confirms The Jeremy Kyle Show replacement

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ITV has finally confirmed what will replace The Jeremy Kyle Show.

The morning stalwart was axed on May 15 this year following the death of  guest.

Steve Dymond, was found dead days after appearing on the show.

Steven Dymond, Jeremy Kyle
Steve Dymond died in May (Credit: ITV)

Mr Dymond had approached the show in an attempt to prove he hadn’t been unfaithful to his partner, Jane Callaghan, but he failed the lie detector test – which prompted the end of his relationship.

Following filming, Mr Dymond took his own life.

ITV permanently scrapped the programme after criticism from Mr Dymond’s family and viewers.

The ITV daytime teams consists of the very best on screen and off screen talent in the business

Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO, announced at the time: “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.”

Since The Jeremy Kyle Show ended, the hole in the schedule has been filled with various replacements, currently Judge Rinder.

Judge Rinder (Credit: ITV Hub)
Judge Rinder has been keeping the slot warm (Credit: ITV)

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But ITV has now revealed that the morning schedule will be given a shake-up in the New Year.

From January 6, Good Morning Britain will be extended by half an hour to run from 6am until 9am, Lorraine will move to 9am, followed at 10am by This Morning, also extended by 30 minutes, before Loose Women at 12.30pm, ending at 1.30pm.

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on GMB
Extra Piers and Susanna to look forward to (Credit: ITV)

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Emma Gormley, Managing Director ITV Daytime, which produces all of the shows, said: “The ITV daytime teams consists of the very best on screen and off screen talent in the business, enabling us to set the agenda from early morning until the afternoon, as we pass the baton from show to show.

“We can’t wait to bring our audiences an even greater abundance of personalities, surprises, warmth and humour and a bigger and better schedule for 2020.

Kevin Lygo, ITV Director of Television, said: “Live television is at the core of what ITV does and what we bring to viewers.

“Our new schedule presents the opportunity to engage with our audience throughout the first part of each day, with some of the most well-known shows on television, in a way that no other channel does.”

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