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The Jeremy Kyle Show was a British daytime talk show hosted by broadcaster, journalist and writer Jeremy Kyle. It typically involved Kyle and guests attempting to resolve significant personal issues, including DNA tests, cheating accusations, and addiction. Broadcast on ITV starting from 2005, it ran for seventeen seasons until it was suddenly cancelled on 15th May, 2019, following a death of a guest that had appeared on the show a week prior.

Findings

Because of the swift purge of content, much of The Jeremy Kyle Show, including its broadcasted episodes, segments that were set to air before the show was cancelled, and its online content are now considered lost media. Of 3,320 episodes, less than 25% can be found online, with many being uploaded through Dailymotion. A Reddit user claimed to have found a website that held 124 episodes, although they did not provide any links to the videos. The fact that the show regularly aired during daytime television and was often repeated prior to cancellation does bring the possibility that most episodes were recorded, and that they may resurface one day.

Regarding the show's online content, it is estimated the YouTube channel had over 11,000 videos containing clips of the show, exclusive content, and of the US spin-off The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. While it is possible that someone archived the channel prior to it being deleted, few remnants of the channel are currently publicly accessible. Likewise, little social media and official website content are known to have resurfaced. A user called MDTVS uploaded some episodes to Dailymotion.

Cancellation

On 15th May 2019, ITV cancelled the show after the death of Steve Dymond. ITV said this:

"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.

"Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond. The previously announced review of the episode of the show is under way and will continue.

"ITV will continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects."

On 8th July 2020, it was announced that Dymond does of morphine overdose.

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