United Kingdom television presenter Jeremy Kyle has been named as a person of interest after the suicide of a guest who appeared on his show, according to reports.
Within a week of appearing on “The Jeremy Kyle Show” and failing a lie detector test, 63-year-old Steve Dymond was found dead in his home after overdosing, the Guardian reported. Dymond, who also suffered from left ventricular hypertrophy, had reportedly gone on the show to prove he had not cheated on his fiancé.
Coroner Jason Pegg declared during the inquest that Jeremy Kyle was an “interested person” on the grounds that the talk show host “may have caused or contributed to the death of [Steve] Dymond,” according to the Guardian.
An attorney for Dymond’s family, Caoilfhionn Gallagher, claimed that after Dymond reportedly failed the lie detector test, he was “booed and jeered” at by the audience of the show, the Guardian reports. (RELATED: Steve Wilkos Invites Jussie Smollett To Take A Lie Detector Test On His Show)
“The inquest must consider how he came to be on the show in the first place considering his pre-show assessment and it was known he had been on antidepressant medication and had stopped it to go on the show,” Gallagher said, according to the outlet.