ITV to be questioned by MPs about duty or care to reality TV stars

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ITV are set to be questioned in Parliament about their duty of care for its reality TV contestants.

Jeremy Kyle, whose show was axed following the death of guest Steve Dymond has been asked to give evidence at the Commons media and sport select committee at the end of the month.

The meeting will also look at 'wider issues' that have been brought up by other reality TV shows like Love Island.

Former Love Island contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon have both passed away in the past year, with both deaths linked to suicide.

The committee tweeted: "Did the Jeremy Kyle show exercise a duty or care towards its participants?

"What are the wider issues brought up by reality TV and other shows like Love Island?

"We'll be questioning ITV on Tuesday, 25th June. We've also invited Jeremy Kyle to give evidence to our inquiry."

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been axed by ITV
The Jeremy Kyle Show has been axed by ITV

Steve Dymond, 63, died days after filming an appearance on the ITV series, and an inquest into his death opened in Portsmouth today.

He reportedly failed a lie-detector test on the confrontational daytime program, which has since been axed.

The construction worker was found dead in his bedroom in Portsmouth on May 9 shortly after splitting from his fiancee Jane Callaghan, Portsmouth Coroner's Court heard.

Tragic guest Steve is set to be buried today in a pauper's funeral arranged by the local council.

There will be no music or readings at the committal, and only a handful of mourners are expected after he cut ties with family before he died.

Steve's former fiancee Jane Callaghan told how an environmental health officer was arranging the office as "no one else came forward."

Jane, 48, got a call about the grave-side service, which will take place at a cemetery in Portsmouth on June 13.

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