The Jeremy Kyle Show has been permanently cancelled by ITV following the death of a guest, the broadcaster has said.

In a statement, ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall said: “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.”

The broadcaster said that it will continue to work with Mr Kyle on other projects.

Mr Kyle was seen at his Windsor home yesterday, for the first time since the scandal broke of Mr Dymond, who sadly died in a suspected suicide less than a week after failing a lie detector test on the controversial show.

The host reportedly did not make any comment and, accompanied by his son, rushed inside his house, ignoring the media.

It comes after Mr Dymond told his son the host “really laid into me”, following the show.

Mr Dymond took a lie-detector test to convince fiancée Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful but was told he had failed.

His son Carl Woolley, 39, said his father had been “distraught” over the breakdown of his relationship and hoped the show would help him “clear his name”.

News of Mr Dymond’s death prompted an outcry and ITV was urged to end the confrontational programme for good.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman described the incident as “deeply concerning”, while MPs on an influential Commons committee are due to discuss the case today (Wednesday).

The episode featuring Mr Dymond and Ms Callaghan is said to have been filmed earlier this month.