JEREMY KYLE GETS A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE

Daily Star - - FRONT PAGE - by TIM BAKER

JEREMY Kyle is fac­ing pay­back time when he gets a grilling by politi­cians.

The shamed telly host has been sum­moned to a com­mit­tee of MPs

fol­low­ing the ap­par­ent suicide of one of his guests.

Steve Dy­mond, 63, died af­ter re­port­edly fail­ing a lie de­tec­tor test on The Jeremy Kyle Show ear­lier this year.

The ITV pro­gramme, which had been on air since 2005, was then axed.

Now Kyle, 53, will be ques­tioned about how guests were treated on the show. Crit­ics claimed it ex­ploited vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple.

Some guests have also been in­vited to give evidence to the Dig­i­tal, Cul­ture, Me­dia and Sport Se­lect Com­mit­tee. ITV bosses will have to ap­pear as well.

Mr Dy­mond’s death – along with the sui­cides of two former Love Is­land stars

– led to calls for re­al­ity shows to pro­vide bet­ter care for peo­ple taking part.

A com­mit­tee spokesman said: “Did the Jeremy Kyle Show exercise a duty of 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, June 25. We have also in­vited Jeremy Kyle to give evidence to our in­quiry.”

Last night nei­ther Kyle nor ITV re­sponded to re­quests for com­ment.

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