A former producer of The Jeremy Kyle Show has sensationally claimed that lie detector results were often faked for dramatisation.
CEO Carolyn McCall announced yesterday that ITV had made the decision to cut the show following the tragic death of one of its guests, Steve Dymond.
The 63-year-old father was found dead in a suspected suicide after failing a lie detector during a taping of one of the show’s final episodes.
Following the news, an ex-producer of the show alleged to The Sun Online that producers would often decide the results of a lie detector test.
They told the publication: “The show was an absolute circus. If a lie detector test was 50/50, it would be up to the producer to decide a result.
“There was massive pressure from above to just go with the most dramatic result — with no regard for the damage it could do to someone’s life.
“The culture was totally toxic. Guests were seen as assets to be exploited. If their stories weren’t interesting enough, we were expected to spice them up.”
They added: “If a guest denied any of our ‘facts’, Jeremy would call them a liar on air.
“It was brutal.”
On Wednesday, Jeremy issued a statement saying he was “devastated” by the news of Steve’s death.
Speaking to The Sun, he explained: “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.”
MP’s have since vowed to investigate programmes that apparently prey on vulnerable people and the support they offer following Steve Dymond’s suspected suicide.
Daily Star Online has contacted a spokesperson for ITV for comment.
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