Jeremy Kyle “may have caused or contributed to the death of Steve Dymond”, according to a coroner.
The 55-year-old host was also named as an ‘interested person’ during a preliminary hearing into the death of tragic Steve.
Steve, 63, appeared on the controversial chat show in May 2019, and sadly took his own life shortly after.
What did the inquest say about Jeremy Kyle and Steve Dymond?
The court also heard how “something happened on stage” at the end of the episode that tipped him over the edge.
The Dymond family’s legal representatives contend that all the footage from that episode has not been shown to them.
A statement from Steve’s brother Leslie said that he was “extremely distressed” after filming.
Talking to him in a taxi, Steve had told his brother that the audience had “booed and heckled” him.
He also said to Leslie that Jeremy Kyle was “in his face”.
Steve was “on his knees”
Steve subsequently told Leslie that he felt “trapped” and that he was “on his knees”.
“Fixated” on the lie detector test result that was featured in the show, Leslie also told Winchester court that he had to talk his brother down from “suicidal thoughts”.
After speaking to him for “hours” in the days after the appearance, Steve then went “off the radar”.
Tragically, his body was later found after a morphine overdose.
Hampshire Coroner Jason Pegg stated Kyle is someone “who may have caused or contributed to the death of Stephen Dymond”.
What happened to Steve Dymond on the Jeremy Kyle show?
Steve, from Portsmouth, 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.
The show – which had been on the air for 14 years before it was axed in the wake of Steve’s death – was infamous for guests airing their dirty laundry in public.
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