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Started by Agaliarept on May 14, 2019 11:05:03 AM
Jeremy Kyle: MP calls for ITV show to be axed for good

An MP who has spoken openly about his own mental health issues has urged ITV to axe The Jeremy Kyle show for good.

Charles Walker MP told the BBC it would be "extremely sensible" if ITV said "this has gone far enough" adding that it was "a watershed moment".

Mr Walker spoke to the BBC after the ITV show was suspended following the death of a guest shortly after filming.

Agaliarept - 14 May 2019 11:05:27 (#1 of 112)

It's entertainment Jim but not as we know it.

The show really should be canned right?

AlanII - 14 May 2019 11:07:26 (#2 of 112)

Long ago, frankly.

machiavelli - 14 May 2019 11:08:07 (#3 of 112)

Anyone remember this:

That's entertainment!

dottie30 - 14 May 2019 11:08:12 (#4 of 112)

It should have been sunk years ago. Says something when it takes an apparent suicide to can it. God knows what other immeasurable harm it has caused.

Arjuna - 14 May 2019 11:09:24 (#5 of 112)

Jeremy is here to help

dottie30 - 14 May 2019 11:11:37 (#6 of 112)

I can recall watching it when ill with tonsillitis one day. It seemed to me he was worse than the audience - haranguing and bullying the guests (who were in all fairness, pretty awful people).

machiavelli - 14 May 2019 11:12:11 (#7 of 112)

You know that weird "thing" about Nicky Campbell? That indefinable "thing" that makes him ever so slightly creepy, like you wouldn't want to get stuck in a lift with him, because you half suspect he might suddenly pull a Stanley knife from his sleeve and start wildly slashing at you with a terrifyingly blank expression on his face? Well Jeremy Kyle's got that same "thing" about him, but amplified by a factor of 12.

hailesaladdie - 14 May 2019 11:12:22 (#8 of 112)

Carole Cadwalladr did a piece a number of years ago:

Agaliarept - 14 May 2019 11:12:40 (#9 of 112)

It seemed to me he was worse than the audience

Isn't that the attraction?

dottie30 - 14 May 2019 11:13:44 (#10 of 112)

I dunno. Didn't seem that attractive to me, him getting right up to a guest's face and shouting 'you know what you are? You're scum'.

Agaliarept - 14 May 2019 11:14:50 (#11 of 112)

Didn't seem that attractive to me

No I agree, on the odd occasion I've caught the show he pisses me off immensely.

Would have to ask some actual fans I guess.

Arjuna - 14 May 2019 11:19:59 (#12 of 112)

For the show’s part, it claims to help people resolve their issues, and emphasises that they choose to participate for that reason. The first question on the web page where you sign up to appear on The Jeremy Kyle Show is “Would you like Jeremy’s help?”

The delusion runs deep

StephanieSuperpowers - 14 May 2019 11:20:15 (#13 of 112)

I watched it one time and this woman refused to answer a very personal and impertinent question and Kyle went completely crazy at her. She was calm and insistent that she wasn't obliged to give him that information but he seemed to think that, if she appeared on this TV show (she was brought on by a family member), that she was no longer entitled to choose how much of her private life she was prepared to disclose.

Also, I seriously objected to his insistence that men who had admitted to bring abusive are entitled to see children on the off chance that they might be able to control themselves.

machiavelli - 14 May 2019 11:20:40 (#14 of 112)

I hate all these shows from Jerry Springer onwards. Also all "reality" TV. Utter fucking gormlessness.

TommyDGNR8 - 14 May 2019 11:21:23 (#15 of 112)

My solicitor relative said the words she most dreaded hearing were "we'll go on Jeremy Kyle" whenever paternity was questioned. It seems it's viewed as a legitimate money-saving move in some quarters.

FleurDuMal - 14 May 2019 11:21:52 (#16 of 112)

As I said on the sleb thread, the Kyle show is the 21st century equivalent of those people who used to visit lunatic asylums to torment the inmates.

HouseOfLametta - 14 May 2019 11:25:16 (#17 of 112)

No. That’s the Internet.

Peacock - 14 May 2019 11:31:01 (#18 of 112)

I'm amazed its taken this long, Kyle is a nasty shit with his fake sincerity and analysis. At least the Jerry Springer show was mainly in jest

solomongursky - 14 May 2019 11:38:21 (#19 of 112)

getting right up to a guest's face and shouting 'you know what you are? You're scum'.

That's why he never got the Antiques Roadshow gig.

Moschops - 14 May 2019 11:40:48 (#20 of 112)

And his Children In Need will be remembered for all the wrong reasons

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