By Jack Guy, Stephanie Halasz and Rob Picheta, CNN
Jeremy Kyle in an undated publicity photo.
(CNN) — A British TV company has canceled a daytime talk show known for its tabloid style and rowdy confrontations after a guest died shortly after taping an episode.
Broadcaster ITV said it has permanently canceled production of the Jeremy Kyle Show, which had been running for 14 years and was the network’s most popular daytime show.
Widely seen as the UK’s answer to the Jerry Springer Show, the Jeremy Kyle Show often featured feuding couples or friends accused of betrayal, with participants sometimes agreeing to lie detector tests in order to settle disputes. Results would be revealed in front of a baying studio audience, with occasionally violent consequences.
The deceased participant, who has been identified as Steve Dymond, died Thursday, a week after the show was recorded, ITV said. No cause of death was confirmed.
Dymond had taken a lie detector test for an episode about infidelity. An audience member told BBC News that Dymond was told he had failed the test and then “collapsed to the ground … sobbing.”
Emma Binning, at the ITV press office, told CNN Wednesday that the show would be canceled “for good,” and ITV CEO Carolyn McCall released a statement as a review of the long-running program continues.
“Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show,” said McCall.
“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,” continued the statement.
ITV previously announced it would not broadcast the episode in which Dymond appeared.
The broadcaster said it will continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects.
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