ITV have announced they will make statement on plans for the Jeremy Kyle Show later today.
Ofcom confirmed they have a lie detector on standby.
Yesterday many MPs called for the show to be axed amid criticism of the way guests have been treated.
Kyle himself has kept a low profile since the decision to suspend the show indefinitely,
but privately he told colleagues it’s a ‘disgrace’ that he should be subject to such heavy criticism when he’s at his most vulnerable. The presenter said he feels ‘bullied’ by powerful media companies who, he claims, are just trying to exploit his sufferings for their own financial gain.
Kyle is said to have raised a formal complaint with the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). IPSO say they will take any complaint seriously and it will be subject to a ‘rigorous three part’ investigation process involving bawling out Kyle, turning smugly to the camera, and yelling at him to ‘grow a pair’.
Lie detector tests are not used by the UK legal system due to concerns about inaccuracy.
Tests for the Jeremy Kyle Show are conducted by a team of experts, called Janet and Margaret, who ‘fully investigate’ every claim by looking at Facebook and having a gossip. ITV bosses rejected suggestions that the pair then make a final decision based on who they think ‘looks most shifty’. Chief Executive, Dame Carolyn McCall called the claims ‘ludicrous’ and said the final decision is always made by the producer with ‘ratings the primary focus.’