Channel 4 has commissioned a new series on The Jeremy Kyle Show, as announced.
The broadcaster says the series, to be made by the creators of Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, “aims to tell the fuller story of the Jeremy Kyle Show and examine the impact it has on British culture and had the lives of those who appeared on it ”.
In 2019, the Jeremy Kyle Show, which aired on ITV, was canceled in light of the growing due diligence reality television shows and networks have towards attendees and following the death of guest Steve Dymond.
The provocative daily show has been an integral part of the television program since 2005.
Alisa Pomeroy, Senior Commissioning Editor for Factual at Channel 4, said, “These award-winning program makers will no doubt investigate some incredibly important issues that are raised in the production of these types of programming.
“The film will also try to explain why they were so attractive and generated a huge amount of social comment that continues to this day.”
Executive Producer Graeme McAulay said, “We hope this series will contribute to a better public understanding of the implications and complexities of programs like The Jeremy Kyle Show and examine why it continues to divide opinions.”
The series is produced by Barry Ronan and directed by Kira Phillips, whose other TV projects include Teachers Training To Kill and My Baby’s Life: Who Decides?
ITV recently announced that participants in the upcoming Love Island series will be offered at least eight therapy sessions upon their return home.
All participants in the reality TV series ITV2 will also receive training on the effects of social media and how to deal with potential negativity, as well as training on financial management.
ITV CEO Dame Carolyn McCall said there were no plans for Kyle to return to the station.