A Jeremy Kyle Show visitor was discovered useless in his rented room in a suspected suicide after “growing concerned about the repercussions of the show”, an inquest has heard.
Steve Dymond, 63, died round per week after reportedly failing a love-cheat lie-detector check on the confrontational daytime programme, which has since been axed.
The development employee was discovered in his room in Portsmouth on Could 9 after splitting from on-off fiancee Jane Callaghan, Portsmouth Coroner’s Court docket heard.
His demise comes amid rising scrutiny over the responsibility of care actuality TV exhibits must individuals.
Detective Sergeant Marcus Mills, of Hampshire Police, advised the inquest opening on Wednesday that Mr Dymond was residing in the property of a pair referred to as Michelle and Sam, and had moved in on February 10.
He mentioned: “Steven had advised Michelle and Sam he had been in a relationship with a feminine named Jane.
“That they had cut up up and he had been kicked out of the home following allegations he had been dishonest.
“Steven had additionally talked about they have been going to go on the Jeremy Kyle show for a lie detector check to get every part sorted.
“Steven advised Michelle that issues did not go nicely on the show.
“He became angry when talking about Jane. He became concerned about the repercussions of the show and the rumours that had started as a result.”
The ITV show was axed after a 14-year run following the demise of Mr Dymond, with Kyle saying he’s “utterly devastated”.
MPs have launched an inquiry into actuality TV and watchdog Ofcom has revealed it’s going to have a look at the use of lie detector checks on TV exhibits in the wake of the furore.
Mr Dymond had lately been in contact with estranged son Carl and found he was a grandfather, the listening to was advised.
Two letters, one addressed to Carl and the different to Ms Callaghan, have been found close to his physique alongside remedy packets, DS Mills mentioned.
He added: “There have been no indicators of foul play from some other events. This was a suspected suicide.
“He was identified to have points for his knee which he was on remedy for.”
Outcomes from a autopsy are nonetheless awaited, the listening to was advised.
Senior coroner David Horsley adjourned the inquest till November 21.
No household of buddies attended the listening to which lasted round 15 minutes.
Reporting by PA