THE Jeremy Kyle show has been taken off air and suspended following the death of a guest after the filming of an episode.

ITV bosses said they would not be showing the episode which featured the individual.

It is understood the person died one week after filming the episode.

Dickinson's Real Deal replaced it in the morning schedule on Monday.

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The television network confirmed in a statement it would not screen the episode in which the guest took part in filming.

A statement on the ITV website 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," a spokesperson said.

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“ITV will not screen the episode in which they featured.

“Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also decided to suspend both filming and broadcasting of The Jeremy Kyle Show with immediate effect in order to give it time to conduct a review of this episode of the show.”