Axed talk programme The Jeremy Kyle Show will go under scrutiny in a new series airing on Channel 4.
The makers of Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain are looking into the impact the controversial former ITV1 staple had on UK culture and affected those who appeared on it.
For 17 series’ guests would confront each other over grievances including relationships, drug and alcohol abuses and underwent polygraph tests to determine whether they were lying or telling the truth.
It was dropped in 2019 after the death of guest Steve Dymond, whose appearance was filmed a week before the show was cancelled and never aired.
Alisa Pomeroy, Channel 4’s senior commissioning editor of factual, said: “These award-winning programme makers will undoubtedly explore some incredibly important issues raised by the making of these type of programmes.
“The film will also seek to explain why they had such mass appeal and generated a huge amount of social comment, which still continues today.”
Executive producer Graeme McAulay added: “We’re hoping this series will contribute to a greater public understanding of the impact and complexities involved in programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show and explore why it continues to divide opinion.”
Director Kira Phillips and producer Barry Ronan worked on Teachers Training To Kill and My Baby’s Life: Who Decides?
Following the outcry over The Jeremy Kyle Show falling short of providing enough suitable aftercare to guests, ITV faced calls to improve that which they offered to the young cast of Love Island.
Host Caroline Flack and contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon all took their own lives.
It was revealed this month that participants of the new series of Love Island, which starts next Monday on ITV2 will be offered a minimum of eight therapy sessions when they leave the villa and return to normal life.
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The hopeful influencers will also be given social media training to warn them of the dangers of “how to handle potential negativity” and training on how to deal with their finances as brands flood them with offers to promote their products online.
Dame Carolyn McCall, chief executive of ITV, has said there are no plans for Jeremy Kyle to return to the broadcaster.