X FACTOR’S Lucy Spraggan has slammed ITV’s aftercare after Jeremy Kyle Show gets axed, saying: “It’s ‘f***ing lonely&
X FACTOR’S Lucy Spraggan has slammed ITV’s aftercare after Jeremy Kyle Show gets axed, saying: “It’s ‘f***ing lonely”.
The singer found fame on the talent show in 2012 when she made it through to the live shows, but was forced to quit after a backlash from viewers when she took time out for illness.
She ranted on social media that channel bosses failed to offer support after The Sun today revealed Kyle’s programme will no longer return on air following its shock suspension on Monday over the death of guest Steve Dymond.
Lucy fumed: “It’s not about axing shows. Love Island is about to start again.
“It’s about ITV actually caring about guests/contestants/reality TV stars.
“As soon as the show is finished, that’s it. Why isn’t there support? Does it cost too much? More than a life? The suicides won’t stop.
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“ITV, change the way you see your responsibility to the people on your shows.
“Start/improve aftercare, accept responsibility, give them HELP.
“As one show is axed another will begin and the perpetual process will start again.
“I’ve been there, it’s f***ing lonely.
“And believe me, I have a lot more to say about it. Which I will.
“It’s a f***ing tragedy and seemingly ITV will not learn.
“They have had plenty of opportunities to.”
Steve, 63, was found dead ten days after appearing on the show famous for its love-cheat lie detector tests.
Pals fear Steve took his own life after he failed the test when accused of cheating on his fiancée Jane Callaghan.
South Central Ambulance officials confirmed the 63-year-old had been dead for “a number of days” before his body was found at a Portsmouth flat on May 9.
ITV has now permanently scrapped the programme, which ran 3,320 episodes over 14 years.
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Traumatised Jeremy Kyle Show staff say they’ve been “hung out to dry” and are scrambling for jobs.
ITV CEO Carolyn McCall confirmed the programme’s end today in a statement.
It read: “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.”
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