The news one guest had died only one week after appearing on the ITV programme shocked the nation this week.
Initially ITV stated they were going to look into what had happened, suspending the programme from its regular slot in the meantime.
Only two days later the channel revealed they had decided to permanently stop production and take the show off-air for good.
The presenter finally spoke out about the news yesterday when he said he was “utterly devastated” by the death of his guest Steve Dymond.
The Daily Mail reported 53-year-old Jeremy would receive a whopping ‘£3 million’ for the premature cancellation of his show.
The publication also reported the presenter had set up his own media company, in an attempt to “safeguard his future”.
They claimed Jeremy registered Hales Media Limited on Tuesday, in fears he could “end up with nothing”.
It was also reported Jeremy was afraid he would “be made a scapegoat” after the TV show was permanently cancelled yesterday.
Now ITV have refuted the claims, stating they’re simply “not true”.
A representative told Express.co.uk: “We don’t discuss artist contracts but this isn’t true and we are continuing to work with Jeremy.”
This isn’t true and we are continuing to work with Jeremy
In his statement to The Sun about Steve’s death, Jeremy said yesterday: “Myself and the production team I have worked with for the last 14 years are all utterly devastated by the recent events.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.”
ITV’s chief executive Carolyn McCall shared ITV’s statement, and went on to explain their reasons for taking the programme off air permanently.
The statement read: “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.”
Viewers have been left deeply unimpressed by ITV’s replacement choice for the popular daytime television programme.
It was revealed for the foreseeable future Dickinson’s Real Deal will be filling the 9.25am slot on ITV.
The Jeremy Kyle Show has been permanently cancelled on ITV.
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