Jeremy Kyle has stated he felt “scapegoated” after his TV present was axed following the demise of a visitor.
ITV suspended the speak present indefinitely in Could 2019 when Steve Dymond, 63, died per week after participating in an episode.
Breaking his silence greater than two years later, Kyle informed The Solar how he felt too low to go away the home – and was identified with an anxiousness dysfunction.
The 56-year-old stated he doesn’t wish to sound “woe is me”, including that what occurred was a “horrible tragedy” and “devastating” for Mr Dymond’s family and friends, in addition to those that labored on the present.
He added: “However it did hit me arduous. And it has been terrible to really feel so scapegoated, and with out with the ability to have my say concerning the accusations that always gave the impression to be levelled solely at me.
“I’ve felt hunted and made out to be chargeable for every thing that ever came about round that present. However I used to be simply the face of it.
“100 individuals misplaced their jobs that day, and I felt actually terrible for them too and frightened for his or her futures. However I felt utterly alone.”
Opening up about his battle with anxiousness, he stated: “I used to assume ‘get a grip’ when some celebrities talked about these type of issues.
“However abruptly I realised first-hand you’ll be able to’t at all times do this. I by no means thought they’d have an effect on me like they did.
“That was a shock – however I’ve at all times stated: ‘When you have an issue, admit it, after which search the right assist.’ So that is what I did.”
He added: “Critics will say I received a style of my very own medication however I might been by means of a good quantity up till that time – and I assume all of it caught up with me directly.”
A preliminary inquest listening to was informed that Mr Dymond died of a morphine overdose and a coronary heart downside at his dwelling in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
He had “failed” a lie detector take a look at for the programme to point out whether or not he had cheated on his ex-fiancee Jane Callaghan.
The programme, which was aired usually since 2005, was axed following calls from MPs and members of the general public.
Following the cancellation of the daytime present, MPs launched an inquiry into actuality TV.
Earlier this yr, Dame Carolyn McCall, chief govt of ITV, informed the BBC’s The Media Present the broadcaster was “” cancelling Kyle’s programme previous to it being pulled from the schedules.
She stated there aren’t any plans for Kyle to return to the broadcaster.