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Jeremy Kyle fans campaign to get show back on TV as thousands sign petitions

Jeremy Kyle fans have launched a major campaign to get show back on TV with thousands of devastated followers signing petitions and flooding Twitter with complaints.

The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed this week following the death of guest Steve Dymond, who is believed to have taken his own life days after filming an appearance on the series.

Many applauded ITV's decision to scrap the show, but it was also met with fury from dedicated fans who've vented their fury online.

There's now an official campaign to get the show back on TV with 21 petitions launched on Change.org demanding ITV bosses change their minds.

Thousands have signed in a bid to rescue the cancelled show. They have also launched a Twitter drive with the hashtag #bringbackjeremykyle.

One of the petitions, which has more than 1,300 names, states: "Jeremy Kyle should be put back on, the man's girlfriend in statement to the press said that the show tried with after care to help this poor guest but to no avail.

"The Jeremy Kyle show and ITV should not be held accountable for anyone's mental wellbeing after they have been offered some of the best help out there…

"Jeremy Kyle has kept me motivated for nearly 15 years to be a better person and to fight for the truth and I am sure I am not the only one… keep Jeremy Kyle on TV."

Several of the petitions also mentioned outrage that Love Island is keeping its place on the schedule despite Jeremy Kyle getting the axe.

The dating show has also been mirred in controversy following the sucide of two former contestants, Sophie Gradon in 2018, and Mike Thalassitis, in March.

Tonight, Mirror Online revealed that Love Island will not be axed and ITV bosses plan to go ahead with the previously scheduled launch on June 3.

Carolyn McCall, ITV's CEO, said today: "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.

"The previously announced review of the episode of the show is underway and will continue.

"ITV will continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects."

Steve, 62 – who suffered from depression – took part in The Jeremy Kyle Show to prove he hadn't cheated on on-off fiancée Jane Callaghan.

But it backfired when he failed the lie detector test, allegedly prompting host Jeremy to 'rip in to him' and Jane to end things for good.

Just says later he was found dead in his rented bedroom surrounded by letters written to loved ones.

According to his landlady Shelly, 55, who made the grim discovery, he was 'sobbing and distraught' when he returned from filming on May 2.

He had also rung his son and detailed how savagely Kyle treated him on the show, and insisted he hadn't cheated.

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