Jeremy Kyle says dying dad inspired him to return to work ahead of new show

The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled in May 2019 following the death of show guest Steve Dymond – with Jeremy losing his job the day after the construction worker’s death

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Jeremy Kyle says the final words of his dying father inspired him to get back to work and rebuild his career after being ‘cancelled’.

It has been over two years since 56-year-old Jeremy lost his job as the host of his self-titled show, The Jeremy Kyle Show, on ITV.

The long-running series was axed after 14 years in May 2019 following the death of one of his guests, Steve Dymond – who reportedly took his own life after failing lie detector tests on the show.

ITV took the decision to axe the series the day following Mr Dymond’s death – with the episode featuring the tragic construction worker never being aired.

Jeremy Kyle says his dying father inspired him to return to work



The fallen TV star has found a new job on a radio station



Now Jeremy is back to work after landing a presenting role on talkRADIO to host the Drivetime show – and he says his late father, Patrick, helped him turn his life back around.

He told The Sun: “My dad was a brilliant man, a real gentleman, charming and hard- working, who spent 40 years in ­service with the royal household.

“But he also had a wicked sense of humour and a lot of wisdom, which I have always tried — not always ­successfully — to take on board.”

The Jeremy Kyle show was axed in May 2019 following the death of a show guest



He added: “He gave me some fantastic advice, and he listened, and he was proud of me, so I want to make him proud again by going back to work and moving forwards with my life.”

Jeremy’s new radio hosting slot is due to begin next Monday – and he says he is not going to take a ‘woke’ approach to his broadcasting.

Continuing in his interview, he expressed concern that many modern views vilify the achievements and sacrifices of past generations as “awful” and he hopes to give his father’s generation a voice.

Jeremy has been slammed for the way he treated guests in the past



Jeremy’s father passed away recently in a care home with the former TV star at his side.

Over the weekend, Jeremy broke his silence over the cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show and also said he will one day discuss the death of his show guest.

An inquest into Mr Dymond’s death is still ongoing which prevents Jeremy from discussing in detail the circumstances around the death.

But in an interview that was published on Friday, Jeremy said: “When the time is right and it is appropriate to do so, I will have my say.”

The star also expressed his regret at the fact his entire crew lost their jobs on the same day he did when The Jeremy Kyle Show got axed.

He said: “A hundred people lost their jobs that day, and I felt truly awful for them too and worried for their futures. But I felt completely alone.

“When I was told they were cancelling it completely, my first reaction was a sort of incredulous shock, and then really just devastation. And then suddenly I felt like I was on the periphery of it.”

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Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO, said in a statement 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.

“Everyone at ITV’s thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond.”

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