“I don’t want to sound ‘woe is me’, and as I’ve said the whole thing was a terrible tragedy – devastating for Steve Dymond’s friends and family, of course, and for the many people who worked on the show.
“But it did hit me hard. And it’s been awful to feel so scapegoated, and without being able to have my say about the accusations that often seemed to be levelled only at me.
“I’ve felt hunted and made out to be responsible for everything that ever took place around that show, but I was just the face of it,” he said.
In that same month, he joined TalkRadio as their Drive Time host. He would go on to appear on TalkTV’s The Talk and step in as a temporary host for Piers Morgan Uncensored last month.
Now, it’s been announced he’ll have a TalkTV show of his own from October, which according to The Sunwill be titled Jeremy Kyle Live.
Kyle said in a statement that he was “so excited to be going back to live television” after his standing in for Morgan over the summer gave him “a taste for what the new show will be”.
He added: “Jeremy Kyle Live will be making sense of the stories that matter; speaking the language of the British people and providing practical help as we all try and navigate our way through current times.”