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Ne1L C983 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Having exhausted the outrage the press coverage now seems to have taken a turn

“Show not at fault says Family”

https://news.sky.com/story/jeremy-kyle-guest-death-show-not-at-fault-for-mans-death-says-fiancees-family-11722638


To be honest, I think that's irrelevant now. The conversation has exploded far beyond whether the show was responsible for the man's death.



True. The fire as it were has been put out yet some are adamant on blowing on the embers.
Brekkie31,663 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Having exhausted the outrage the press coverage now seems to have taken a turn

“Show not at fault says Family”

https://news.sky.com/story/jeremy-kyle-guest-death-show-not-at-fault-for-mans-death-says-fiancees-family-11722638


To be honest, I think that's irrelevant now. The conversation has exploded far beyond whether the show was responsible for the man's death.

Do agree with that though maybe ITV should have waited more than two days before making a final decision whilst other stories were emerging. If they truly were investigating the programme I can't see how two days was long enough to conduct such an investigation.
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gottago2,823 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Having exhausted the outrage the press coverage now seems to have taken a turn

“Show not at fault says Family”

https://news.sky.com/story/jeremy-kyle-guest-death-show-not-at-fault-for-mans-death-says-fiancees-family-11722638


To be honest, I think that's irrelevant now. The conversation has exploded far beyond whether the show was responsible for the man's death.

Do agree with that though maybe ITV should have waited more than two days before making a final decision whilst other stories were emerging. If they truly were investigating the programme I can't see how two days was long enough to conduct such an investigation.

But axing it was to do with the brand, not the investigation. The show’s general vileness has been exposed in the most public way possible and was dragging the wider ITV brand down with it. They were absolutely right to drop the axe when they did.
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Whataday9,962 posts since 13 Sep 2001
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Do agree with that though maybe ITV should have waited more than two days before making a final decision whilst other stories were emerging. If they truly were investigating the programme I can't see how two days was long enough to conduct such an investigation.


As made clear in the cancellation statement, the investigation is still ongoing. ITV axed the show due to "the gravity of recent events" which is PR speak for "the sh*t hitting the fan".
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radiolistener672 posts since 8 Aug 2010
Do agree with that though maybe ITV should have waited more than two days before making a final decision whilst other stories were emerging. If they truly were investigating the programme I can't see how two days was long enough to conduct such an investigation.


As made clear in the cancellation statement, the investigation is still ongoing. ITV axed the show due to "the gravity of recent events" which is PR speak for "the sh*t hitting the fan".


Or as an excuse to get rid of it as it doesn't really 'fit' the rather bland ITV daytime schedules anymore?
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Jon7,870 posts since 11 Apr 2005
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Do agree with that though maybe ITV should have waited more than two days before making a final decision whilst other stories were emerging. If they truly were investigating the programme I can't see how two days was long enough to conduct such an investigation.


As made clear in the cancellation statement, the investigation is still ongoing. ITV axed the show due to "the gravity of recent events" which is PR speak for "the sh*t hitting the fan".


Or as an excuse to get rid of it as it doesn't really 'fit' the rather bland ITV daytime schedules anymore?

It’s got nothing to do with it not being bland.


It’s because it’s exploitative, bullying and vicious.

Apart from all that it was a good fit.
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DJ Dave1,869 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
Do agree with that though maybe ITV should have waited more than two days before making a final decision whilst other stories were emerging. If they truly were investigating the programme I can't see how two days was long enough to conduct such an investigation.


As made clear in the cancellation statement, the investigation is still ongoing. ITV axed the show due to "the gravity of recent events" which is PR speak for "the sh*t hitting the fan".


Or as an excuse to get rid of it as it doesn't really 'fit' the rather bland ITV daytime schedules anymore?

Yeah but if you're a big boss at itv and you don't particularly like JK this is a good time to say "bye, bye".

I have seen it done in radio, have a award winning breakfast show but the new PC doesn't like them so it gets axed.
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GarWill9948 posts since 5 Dec 2016
HTV Wales Wales Today
the one Andi Peters presented the name escapes me.


I believe the name which escaped you is Ejector Seat

However, I would probably give it a few months then bring it back with far more of a focus on aftercare and support - this is something the show should have focused on from the beginning and I think it's really bad that they haven't. I'm personally quite surprised at the cancellation of the show given it's long-run on TV and the fact it is such a successful show for ITV.


But then, you'd have the tabloids recycling the story to make sure that it remains fresh in people's minds when it is aired. ITV did the right thing by giving it the chop.