MPs have blasted ITV and accused the broadcaster of failure of accountability after a leaked video reportedly make clear the “humiliation, denigration and provocation” of Jeremy Kyle Show visitors.
New footage from a whistleblower proven to the Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee is claimed to have revealed how the programme “normalised… [the] humiliation, denigration and provocation” of its individuals.
And as reported by Sky News, MPs discovered that host Jeremy Kyle would use “provocative and typically abusive language” that might be edited out later.
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Committee chairman Damian Collins mentioned: “It’s clear that when the cameras began rolling on The Jeremy Kyle Present there was no protected house for anybody in a extremely distressed state, verified by the behind-the-scenes footage handed to the committee by a whistleblower.
Jeremy Kyle would use provocative and typically abusive language in direction of individuals.
“We have seen one contributor who was extraordinarily upset take refuge backstage solely to have a digital camera thrust in his face to seize him holding his head in his arms. We have additionally seen how Jeremy Kyle would use provocative and typically abusive language in direction of individuals within the present, and that this might be edited out of the broadcasted present.”
Talking additional, Collins mentioned the recording was proven to “knowledgeable advisers”, who had been “deeply involved” by ITV’s “obvious failure” to prioritise visitors’ wellbeing over “the calls for of the present”.
He additionally mentioned ITV was “exploiting” individuals’ “vulnerability” for leisure.
Collins added: “What we have seen demonstrates a failure on the a part of ITV Studios in its accountability in direction of contributors and makes a mockery of the ‘aftercare’ it has claimed to offer.”
ED! contacted reps for ITV and Jeremy Kyle for remark.
The Jeremy Kyle Present was axed in Could after 14 years on air, following the death of participant Steve Dymond.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the tragic visitor had knowledgeable the present’s researchers that he wished to die earlier than getting a taxi house.
Talking at a pre-inquest assessment, the household’s barrister mentioned Steve had been “exceptionally vulnerable”.
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