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Low-key funeral for Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond | UK News



A low-key funeral has been held for a Jeremy Kyle Show guest who is believed to have committed suicide after failing a lie detector test during filming for the programme.

The short graveside service for 63-year-old construction worker Steve Dymond was attended by three women, a man and a girl.

After paying their respects and laying single roses, the mourners comforted each other before leaving Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth, arm in arm.

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Mr Dymond’s death prompted a huge backlash against reality TV shows in general

The funeral was paid for by Portsmouth City Council because Mr Dymond did not have any close family to pay for the service.

An inquest opened last month into Mr Dymond’s death heard that he was found in his room in Portsmouth on 9 May after splitting from fiancee Jane Callaghan, from Gosport.

Detective Sergeant Marcus Mills, of Hampshire Police, told the hearing that the death was a suspected suicide.

The ITV show was brought to an end after 14 years following the death of Mr Dymond, with Kyle saying he was “utterly devastated”.

MPs have launched an inquiry into reality TV and watchdog Ofcom has revealed it will look at the use of lie detector tests in the future.

Mr Dymond’s inquest is set to resume for a full hearing on 21 November.

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