TRAGIC Jeremy Kyle show guest Steven Dymond was so keen on performing on the show that he bombarded producers with 300-fold calls, an audience claims.
The 63-year-old, who was found dead in a suicidal death after failing to pass the series' famous polygraph test, confessed to the audience during the shoot.
Aiden Dugdale, 20, who was part of the recording of the show on the fateful day Steven appeared, told The Sun Online, "He told us in the audience that he had previously tried to get on the show.
"He said he called about 300 times and Jeremy even joked about it and said," Anyone at ITV ever answer the phones? "
WHAT WE KNOW BEFORE
Steve from Gosport, Hampshire, desperately went to the show to prove his innocence after he was accused of being unfaithful by his 48-year-old friend Jane Callaghan.
However, the father of a child failed a polygraph test and the couple separated after the episode was recorded.
His body was found in his bed in Portsmouth last week, ten days after he shot the episode, and the show was scrapped yesterday.
In the meantime, 53-year-old presenter Jeremy has broken his silence after eliminating the show and telling The Sun, "Myself and the production team are totally devastated."
The day's strike will now be part of a comprehensive review of reality TV announced by MEPs.
Insiders believe ITV head lady Carolyn McCall was looking for an excuse to kill her.
An ITV source said, "Carolyn and some of the other senior executives always thought the Kyle show was a thorn in the side – the format was very negative and a bit toxic these days.
"It was not as fluffy and healthy as the other shows, but it was extremely popular – the best rated program of the whole day until tea time.
"It would have been extremely brave to get it out of nowhere, so a controversy gave them a reason to do it."
In a statement, Lady Carolyn said, "Given the severity of recent events, we have decided to stop producing the Jeremy Kyle Show.
"The Jeremy Kyle show has a loyal audience and has been produced for 14 years by a dedicated production team. Now is the right time for the end of the show.
"All who are interested in ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with Steve Dymond's family and friends."
Jeremy told The Sun: "I myself and the production team I've worked with for the last 14 years have been deeply devastated by recent events. Our thoughts and compassion are shared with Steve's family and friends during this incredibly sad time. "
Last night, The Sun revealed how Steve's alienated wife Dianne Healing called him a "fruitful liar".
She said she only found out that he had died from media coverage even though he was legally married to him – and she celebrated his death on social media.
They married in 2004 after a meeting when he drove past her and asked her for a date. However, they separated four months later after being arrested for allegations of being a pedophile.
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Dianne, 48, claims Steve, who has been questioned by the police but has not been charged with any offense, may have "hunted" victims.
She said, "He killed himself because he was afraid that the truth would come to light – the truth that he sexually harassed a child.
"He's treated like a martyr, but I want people to know who he really was, he's actually a pedophile.
"Seeing all the reporting has brought back the trauma. Seeing how people feel sorry for him destroys the soul.
"It was disgusting and disgusting what he did, and he was a prolific liar. The compassionate people have no idea what he was like.
"There was a lie after a lie.
"I think he took advantage of me because he was fifteen years older than me when I met him."
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
Every 90 minutes in the UK, a life is lost through suicide.
It is non-discriminatory and affects the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and the unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It is the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car accidents.
And men are three times more likely to die than women.
However, there is rarely talk of a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage, unless we all stop now and take note.
That's why The Sun launched the "You're not alone" campaign.
The goal is that we can all do our part to save lives by providing practical advice, raising awareness and reducing the barriers that people face when talking about their mental health.
Let us all swear, ask for help when we need it, and listen to others … you are not alone.
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