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Jeremy Kyle fans fear for security guard Big Steve after show is axed

JEREMY Kyle fans are worried what security guard Big Steve will do now that it has been axed.

ITV cancelled the popular chat show after guest Steve Dymond, 63, killed himself after apparently failing a lie test.

The bouncer is one of the few members of crew seen on screen other than Jeremy, and his firm but fair approach won him favour with viewers.

When things got out of control, he wrestled guests to the floor, comforted emotional participants and calmed down heated guests.

One fan said on Wednesday after the news he was out of a job was announced: "Ooooh What's going to happen to Big Steve #JeremyKyle"

Another remarked: "Please can ITV ensure finding a suitable replacement job role for Big Steve is an urgent priority!!"

And one more said: "Can’t believe @ITVJeremyKyle has been cancelled ?what will big Steve do now! Nobody was forced to do the show"

Shaken Jeremy Kyle staff have been left devastated by the lack of support they've received following the death of a guest.

The Sun has revealed how the staff feel they've been "hung out to dry" and employees have slammed the show for providing no aftercare as they come to terms with the tragedy.

Social media accounts for The Jeremy Kyle Show have been shut down after the show was cancelled by ITV.


  • The Jeremy Kyle Show has been axed by ITV after 14 years
  • It was scrapped permanently after guest Steve Dymond died from an overdose
  • His son Carl said he was left distraught after Kyle "ripped into him"
  • Other guests revealed how the show had "ruined" their lives
  • A leaked email revealed ITV bosses had wanted to "protect" the show
  • Theresa May described the crisis as "deeply concerning"

The programme's Facebook and Instagram pages were no longer visible, while the Twitter account, which has more than 380,000 followers, was protected, meaning the tweets were no longer visible.

Reality TV bosses now face a House of Commons probe after the show was axed. Top MPs will investigate whether telly shows are endangering participants by failing to support those with mental health issues.

Mr Dymond, 63, appeared on the show in a bid to prove his innocence after he was accused of being unfaithful by girlfriend, Jane Callaghan.But he failed a lie-detector test and the couple split shortly after the recording.

Ten days later, he took his own life.

The insider said low level jobs on the show were commonly viewed as a gateway into the TV industry but because of the extreme pressure, turnover was high.

They continued: "There really was a problem with turnover. Some people couldn't deal with the demanding nature of the show and took issue with the ethical side of things."

Host Kyle, 53, hasn't spoken publicly since news of the tragedy broke but The Sun revealed last night how he feared ITV was making him a scapegoat.

The Sun Online has contacted an ITV representative for comment.


EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM,, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together,
  • Mind,, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus,, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans,, 116 123

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