Where Jeremy Kyle is now from new job to being ‘abandoned’ by famous pals

Jeremy Kyle spent 14 years fronting his own ITV daytime show, The Jeremy Kyle Show, up until May 2019 when it was axed after the tragic death of guest Steve Dymond.

Steve, who was 63 at the time, passed away just days after he recorded an episode. He took his own life after failing a lie-detector test on the show to prove he wasn’t cheating on his fiancee – he was booed and jeered by the audience.

Filming and broadcasting of the show was immediately suspended, and TV host Jeremy, 56, disappeared from our screens.

He's remained absent from TV ever since, but has returned to the radio airwaves, having launched a new weekday show on talkRadio last year.

Here we take a look into Jeremy's life now…

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Following the end of The Jeremy Kyle Show, there were plans for Jeremy to return to ITV with a new show yet these plans appear to have been axed.

His investigative series, The Kyle Files, was reportedly set to make a return in 2020, and a new show was also said to be in the works.

While Jeremy hasn't made his TV comeback just yet, he's returned to radio, which is where his career first kicked off.

In September 2021, it was revealed that he would be hosting his own show on talkRADIO, airing Monday to Thursday from 4pm until 7pm.

Speaking to talkRADIO star Mike Graham at the time, Jeremy said: "I lost my dad six weeks ago and he was my hero. One of the reasons that I’ve come back now is that he said to me, 'go back to work'.

"Life is full of problems. There’s always a solution, it’s just the bigger the problem, the longer that it takes to find an answer. But if you get your head down, you’ll get there."

He added: "That’s why I’m back. It just seems like the right time, and I’ve listened to talkRADIO and I just like the fact that there’s a huge amount of honesty and directness and it’s about people.

"talkRADIO is just the most perfect project and I’m so excited to join and be able to talk about stuff that matters to me and that’s mattered to me for a long, long time."

Jeremy's comeback was revealed around the same time he opened up about the end of The Jeremy Kyle Show, explaining how it "hit him hard."

He told The Sun: "I don’t want to sound 'woe is me', and as I’ve said the whole thing was a terrible tragedy — devastating for Steve Dymond’s friends and family, of course, and for the many people who worked on the show.

"But it did hit me hard. And it’s been awful to feel so scapegoated, and without being able to have my say about the accusations that often seemed to be levelled only at me. I’ve felt hunted and made out to be responsible for everything that ever took place around that show. But I was just the face of it."

Jeremy also revealed that he'd been suffering from anxiety and depression, and it was his wife, Vicky Burton, who eventually persuaded him to seek help.

"She’s not from that TV world and her advice has really helped me find perspective. I would give Vic massive, massive credit for getting me back on my feet," he told The Sun.

Jeremy and Vicky tied the knot in October 2021, after getting engaged in 2018. They welcomed their first child together in 2020, meaning Jeremy is now father to five children – he shares Alice, Ava, and Henry with ex-wife Carla Germaine, as well as daughter Harriet with his first wife Kirsty Rowley.

As well as Vicky's support, Jeremy's fellow celeb pals also rallied round him following the end of his ITV show, but some completely "abandoned" him.

Those who reached out to the TV host include Declan Donnelly, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford, and Rob Rinder. Jeremy also praised former Good Morning Britain star Piers Morgan for his support, as well as close pal Kate Garraway.

Jeremy has broken his silence after the release of Channel 4 documentary, Jeremy Kyle Show: Death on Daytime, insisting there are "two sides to every story".

Speaking on his radio show, the 56 year old said: "Let's just deal with the elephant in the room straight away – couple of texts already talking about a certain programme that was on television last night.

"Yes, I am fully aware. I will say only this, my friends, to you. I have maintained a consistent approach over the last three years.

"I have said that I will not comment on the tragic death of Steve Dymond until the legal process has finished and that is a position I will maintain.

"When – and trust me, there will be a time after the inquest – when it is right and proper for me to have my say, because there are of course two sides to every single story, I will do it here and I will do it to you, and that is the most important thing."

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