ITV casting for new 'Jeremy Kyle-style' programme weeks after permanent cancellation
"We are looking for people who have cheated."
ITV are casting for a new "Jeremy Kyle-style" programme that will see people suffering from relationship problems engage in debates and panel discussions.
Producers have been sharing casting calls across social media advertising an "exciting new entertainment show" that involves a "UK celebrity panel and debate."
According to the post, the programme is looking for:
- People who have cheated
- People who are cheating
- The other woman/man
- A serial victim of cheating
- Couples in open relationships
- A couple who survived an affair
Another post obtained by the Sunday Mirror asks: "Are you sleeping with a married man? ITV are looking for people who are open to talk about their love lives to take part in an exciting new entertainment show."
"All contact is confidential," it adds.
ITV's The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled last month following the death by suicide of one of its guests, Steve Dymond.
The 62-year-old passed away a week after filming an appearance in which he failed a lie detector test. The episode in question was due to be broadcast last month but was pulled from airing at the last minute.
At the time, ITV said they will still work with Jeremy Kyle "on other projects."
"Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show," ITV CEO Carolyn McCall said in a statement.
"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 friend of Steve Dymond."
The Jeremy Kyle Show was ITV's most popular daytime programme with viewership regularly topping 1 million, according to BBC News.