Reality TV star White Dee has spoken out in defence of The Jeremy Kyle Show after a guest died shortly following an appearance on the series.
Steven Dymond, a 69-year-old grandfather and digger driver, died days after appearing on Jeremy Kyle’s ITV daytime talk show.
It’s reported that Dymond had been ‘feeling suicidal’ and was in ‘tears’ after filming the episode.
White Dee appeared on Jeremy Kyle in February and says she is pleased with the aftercare she received, crediting producers for making effort to follow-up.
Explaining how she is ‘saddened’ by Dymond’s death, the Benefits Street star told Birmingham Live: ‘I went onto the show earlier this year and I can’t criticise producers in any way.
‘They talked me through absolutely everything before the show, asked me what I wanted to talk about and asked me what i didn’t want to talk about.’
White Dee, 48, also thanked host Jeremy, 53, for treating her with ‘respect’ when she felt ‘nervous’ before meeting him.
She continued: ‘Afterwards the Jeremy Kyle team asked me if i wanted any additional support. They were all very professional.
‘I would like to think everyone who appears on the show is given the same level of aftercare that we experienced and I have no reason to doubt they wouldn’t.’
The Jeremy Kyle Show have since explained their aftercare procedure and insist they take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of their guests.
A spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show has significant and detailed duty of care processes in place for contributors pre, during and post show which have been built up over 14 years.’
The Jeremy Kyle Show was pulled from air on Monday and has been suspended indefinitely.
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