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Jeremy Kyle Show guest told researcher ‘I wish I was dead’

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Steve Dymond had been “growing concerned about the repercussions of the show”, a previous hearing was told

A man who was found dead after taking a lie-detector test on the Jeremy Kyle Show had told a researcher “I wish I was dead”, an inquest has heard.

Steven Dymond, 63, was discovered at his home in Portsmouth on 9 May about a week after recording the ITV programme.

Police have previously told the coroner the death was a suspected suicide.

A lawyer representing Mr Dymond’s family told a pre-inquest review he had stopped taking anti-depressants in order to take the show’s polygraph.

The court was told Mr Dymond was asked questions on the show, which has never been broadcast, about his relationship with on-off fiancee Jane Callaghan.

Barrister Caoilfhionn Gallagher said the construction worker was “exceptionally vulnerable” when he took part in the recording on 2 May.

“After his cruel shaming he did not get the appropriate support from the aftercare team,” she told the court.

Ms Gallagher said there was a “very short” 72-hour period between it being suggested Mr Dymond appeared on the show and the actual filming

She said: “For a decision so potentially life-changing, there is no equivalent. There is no cooling off. You are jumped on very quickly.”

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The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled in May following Mr Dymond’s death

Ms Gallagher said that following the recording, Mr Dymond was “put in a homeward-bound taxi within two hours of telling a researcher that he was really upset and that ‘life was nothing without Jane’ and said ‘I wish I was dead’, or words to that effect”.

There was no evidence that Mr Dymond was given welfare checks by any qualified mental health staff, she added.

“We presume this was left to a medically unqualified researcher,” she said.

She added that the family has now requested internal ITV interview notes from Jeremy Kyle, the assistant producer, a researcher and the aftercare and polygraph teams.

Simon Antrobus, representing ITV, told the inquest that Mr Dymond had seen the aftercare team.

He said the unedited recording of the show would be provided, after the court heard earlier that ITV had not let the family see any material from the show.

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Mr Dymond had been asked on the programme about his relationship with on-off fiancee Jane Callaghan

It was also heard the family have been denied legal aid towards his inquest.

Merry Varney, a solicitor from law firm Leigh Day, which is acting for the family unpaid, said the Legal Aid Agency had wrongly asserted that a parliamentary inquiry into reality TV would look at the death of Mr Dymond.

Mr Dymond’s family have appealed against the Legal Aid Agency’s decision and are awaiting a response, despite a request for a quick reply, it was heard.

The MP leading the inquiry into reality TV had claimed the Jeremy Kyle Show producers treated guests like criminal suspects. The programme was permanently axed after Mr Dymond’s death.

A previous hearing at Portsmouth Coroner’s Court was told empty morphine packets were found next to Mr Dymond’s body after he had been “growing concerned about the repercussions of the show”.

The full inquest is scheduled to begin on 27 April 2020.



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The winners include Mrs Brown’s Boys, Jesy Nelson, Sir Michael Palin and of course… Ant and Dec.



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The 25th National Television Awards brought the biggest names in British telly together on Tuesday evening.

Here’s what some of the stars looked like as they arrived at the O2 Arena in London, to mark the achievements of the small screen over the past 12 months.

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Ant and Dec have won awards 18 years in a row but new host David Walliams was quick to ensure they remained grounded.

He joked the pair were sitting on the front row, “not because they’re important. Because they’ve forgotten their booster seats”.

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Holly Willoughby is up against her This Morning colleague Philip Schofield for best TV presenter. We hope that’s not why this picture was taken on her own. Gulp!

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Joanna Page – aka Stacey from Gavin and Stacey – told the BBC’s Colin Paterson she tuned in for the latest Christmas special, just like the rest of us.

“I had a gin and a chocolate orange and I sat down and I enjoyed it” said Page.

The show, which arrived after a decade-long hiatus, was the UK’s most-watched scripted TV programme of the entire 2010s.

Page was joined on the red carpet by her co-stars Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman. Lamb said he thought the show, which “everybody loves”, might return again.

“It’s just a warm fun show and it was like a family being back together again” Steadman added.

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Oh [as she might say] Nessa and Uncle Bryn were there as well.

Ruth Jones said the 17 million-plus viewing figures were “unfathomable” and she watched it go out live alongside co-writer James Corden.

No spoilers but Rob Brydon thinks the show’s cliff-hanger ending, involving the pair, should leave people “wondering what happens”.

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Love Island stars Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins were two of the first to arrive and dressed to impress.

They’re up in the brand new category of best challenge show.

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John Barrowman arrived in a shiny silver suit to match his silver hair.

The Dancing on Ice judge, who this week returned to Doctor Who too, was aiming to beat Strictly in the best talent show category.

The ITV show saw Ian H Watkins and Matt Evers enjoy the first ever in-competition same-sex dance on any UK reality dance TV show, but when asked to talk about it Barrowman dismissed it as “old news”.

“They’re just like everyone else and that’s just how it should be,” said Barrowman, who urged other channels to “represent who watches your shows”.

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Piers Morgan boycotted the awards as the “same people always win”.

He said he’d live tweet it from home, but his Good Morning Britain co-presenter Susanna Reid was there to represent in red.

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The only way was the red carpet for The Only Way is Essex star Jessica Wright.

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Joe Absolom played the murderer Christopher Halliwell in the ITV drama A Confession.

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Joey Essex and Lorena Medina stepped out together and even shared a kiss, as well as the spotlight.

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Sum Ting Wong, Scaredy Kat, Blu Hydrangea, Cheryl Hole, Crystal and Gothy Kendoll of RuPaul’s Drag Race certainly caught the eye.

The first-ever winner of the UK version of the show, The Vivienne, said she thought the show had a “good chance” of winning an award.

“I’ve gone from performing in gay bars to performing in arenas.”

Here’s some more strong red carpet looks…

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Strictly host Tess Daly

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Actress Kate Holderness and I’m a Celebrity star/DJ Adele Roberts

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Trevor Michael Georges from Coronation Street

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Caitlyn Jenner, who also appeared on the latest series of I’m a Celebrity

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BBC director general Tony Hall: ‘Nicholas Parsons was a legend’

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The BBC’s director general Tony Hall has paid tribute to the broadcaster Nicholas Parsons who has died at the age of 96.

Parsons, who hosted Radio 4’s Just A Minute since its inception in 1967, died after a short illness.

Speaking to BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan, Mr Hall said he was “immensely saddened” at the loss of Parsons, who he described as a “wonderful, charming, witty, warm man”.

Read more: ‘Broadcasting legend’ dies aged 96 after short illness



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