The Jeremy Kyle Show has been suspended indefinitely by ITV following the death of a guest just a week after filming.The flagship daytime show, famed for pitting relatives and friends against each other using DNA and lie detector tests, faced questions about its treatment and care of participants as it halted filming for the foreseeable future.All previous episodes were also wiped from its on-demand service the ITV Hub, suggesting fears of legal action.ITV said it would carry out an investigation about the relevant episode, due to the “seriousness of this event”.An ITV spokeswoman said: “Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends.”ITV will not screen the episode in which they featured.”ITV was made aware of the death on Monday. It is understood that police are not involved.The guest, named by The Sun as 63-year-old Steve Dymond, had reportedly split from his partner following an attempt to prove he was not a cheat. Steve Dymond The sudden suspension of the show, which is the most popular offering on ITVs daytime schedule, with an average of one million viewers, generated a wealth of criticism about the format, once branded a “human form of bear baiting” by a Manchester district judge. Jeremy Kyle has yet comment on the show being pulledCredit:PA Alan Berg condemned the programme in 2007 after guest David Staniforth, 45, became the first person convicted of assault on a British talk show after headbutting bus driver Larry Mahoney during a row on stage over an affair with his wife.“It seems to me that the whole purpose of the Jeremy Kyle show is to effect a morbid and depressing display of dysfunctional people who are in some kind of turmoil,” he said at the time.Critics said the show “ruthlessly exploited people” and was a “modern twist on the old fairground freak show.”One former employee revealed on Twitter: “I worked on Jeremy Kyle for six months. Can assure you, story is the tip of the iceberg.”He said the show exploited people with “serious mental health/addiction problems” and promised “aftercare” after messing up their lives, saying he had been waiting a long time for it to be investigated.Comedian Fern Brady also revealed that she had briefly worked at TV in Manchester where they filmed Jeremy Kyle.She added: “Later I worked at a halfway house for mentally ill ex-offenders. Two of our clients were on that show while under our care so that tells you how low producers were happy to go.” Mr Dymond took a lie-detector test to convince fiancee Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful but they split after he failed, according to The Sun. Ms Callaghan told the newspaper: “We got engaged Christmas Day 2017. He was crying, the love was real. He was the most generous and loving person.”He was quietly struggling and we didn’t know at the time. He cheated on me, I know he did. I can’t forgive but I just want him to be alive.”She praised the show’s team for their after-care efforts, telling the newspaper: “They were brilliant. They were there when he needed help. They were really persistent in offering him help.”Ms Callaghan said that just before they went on the show Mr Dymond had convinced her he had not cheated.She told The Sun the pair split up after the show, reportedly filmed on May 2, and last saw him four days later before Mr Dymond was found dead last week.She added: “I can’t see Steve taking his life without explaining it to me first. But he always said he would never love someone else.”Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, told the Daily Mail: “TV companies have a duty to care to the people who take part in their programmes.” Phillip Hodson, a psychotherapist, former spokesman for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, said the show’s popularity was far from surprising.He added: “Even in the 18th century it was decided that it was not a good idea to go to the Bedlam hospital and laugh at the inpatients.“But unfortunately, there is no limit to what we want to watch in seeing how people behave in certain situations, we want to see what happens when they lose control.“But it compromises the proper therapy. It’s accusatory, adversarial and it puts people in circumstances where they are likely to lose control, which is what they want. They want blood on the walls.”He said the level of aftercare was immaterial. “It’s the before care, the on screen care, that is lacking. That is where the damage is done.”Twice married Kyle, 53, who has four children and lives with his fiancee Vicky Burton, the family’s former nanny, declined to comment at his Windsor home on Monday.The Jeremy Kyle Show, broadcast every weekday morning, replaced chat show Trisha in 2005 and is filmed at MediaCity in Salford. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.