Jeremy Kyle teases TV comeback after talk show axe

"Watch this space"

Jeremy Kyle

by Marianna Manson |
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Jeremy Kyle has dropped a serious hint that his show will return to ITV, with his representative taking to Instagram to all but confirm it.

Announcing that Jeremy has just been signed to celeb representation agency The Can Group, MD Claire Powell wrote, “We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Kyle has now signed exclusively to The CAN Group.

Jeremy Kyle Show
Jeremy Kyle Show ©ITV

“For 14 years, Jeremy Kyle dominated Daytime TV with his hugely successful eponymous talk show. He’s also proved a hit in prime time, fronting five successful series of his investigative current affairs brand, The Kyle Files.

“And after a year spent battling the unimaginable consequences of a devastating tragedy, Jeremy Kyle will be back soon to have his say: WATCH THIS SPACE!”

The Jeremy Kyle show was infamously pulled last year after a guest ended their own life just days after failing a lie detector on air.

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall said at the time, "Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.

"The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.”

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Fans of Jezza were thrilled at the thought of him landing back on TV, with one writing, “Cannot wait to see Jeremy back as he does some great work with his team take off the programme Love Island awful show!!

“We love ya Jezza! Best bring Steve back too!!!!,” said another, while one more wrote, “Thank the Lord.. been missin Jezza in the morning”.

However, some expressed concern about the kind of message the show reinstating – which had been accused of “poverty porn” – might send, with one asking, “What sort of show though? Like what he was doing?”

“Everyone can expect that somebody losing their position after directly or indirectly failing in duty of care loses that position for good,” said another. “Does it matter how or what facade they hide behind to make a comeback?”

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