Jeremy Kyle Show axed...

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by Fab Foodie, 15 May 2019.

  1. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Hurrah. My only thought is what took them so long.
    Now can the media start pruning all the other exploitative ‘’car-crash’, freak-show and instant non-entity wanna-be tv?
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  2. Oh I've only got Countdown to watch. Whatever will I do with my afternoons?
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  3. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    ...New Tealandia
    Good. It was bear bating on tv.
    I had to put up with it, when I was a dog groomer and worked in people’s houses.

    I am surprised that it’s taken this long. That poor man.
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  4. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Darn, just as I was about to watch and see what all the fuss was about.
  5. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    It was never the same since Daphne and CJ left.
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  6. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Not a chance they bring in too much money.
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  7. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    52 Festive Road
    Latest Middle Class moral panic?

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  8. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    More like the panic of the television company as it realises it could get its ass sued off.
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  9. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    52 Festive Road
    Perhaps a combination of the two
  10. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    It's poverty porn.... Oh look at all those vile people on the telly... you tell 'em Jeremy!

    I actually pity the people who watched it.
  11. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    It was the kind of show that made you want to be honestly able to post "I don't have a television".
  12. Threevok

    Threevok Four Sprung Pork Technik

    South Wales
    Soon to be replaced by Britain's Favorite Coal Scuttle, Pecs Factor or When Eyebrows Go Wrong
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  13. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Sued for what?

    A mentally ill person kills themself a week after voluntarily recording a telly programme that nobody has seen.

    Don't get me wrong, I think the programme makers should be ashamed of themselves, but not just for that episode, but the whole lot.

    ITV is balancing commercial income against some public revulsion.

    I say 'some' because, like it or not, the programme was very popular with the daytime audience.

    Never over-estimate the taste of the public.

    My suspicion is following the death, advertisers would not want to be associated with the programme.

    That killed it faster than any other consideration.
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  14. SteveF

    SteveF Über Member

    Very pleased it's been taken off the air, the show was akin to human bear baiting
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  15. woodenspoons

    woodenspoons Über Member

    North Yorkshire
    There is an off button and a switch on the wall if you don’t want to watch this kind of tv. More hand wringing and bleating about the death of Ask the Family, and the dumbing down of Britain. Where oh where will it all end? We are all doomed to a future where our brains are pure mush. Etc etc.
    All this is a matter of viewpoint: quite frankly Countryfile makes me want to blow my brains out, and I could happily assassinate Fiona Bruce if ever the Antiques Roadshow rocked up near me (not really - exaggeration for effect only, before the ten bob lawyers chime in). But I defend the right of other people to watch such puerile drivel.
    A million people tune in to the Kyle fellow.
    (As an aside, just have a peek at how long it would take the average alcoholic or drug user in this great land of ours to get rehab via the NHS. Strikes me there are some bigger questions lost inside this story, that we are not thinking about...)
    All entertainment is exploitative: you lose something; you gain something, maybe.
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