Celebrity Charity: Peter Andre pledges allegiance to ‘kind’ Jeremy Kyle after shock show axe

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Celebrity Charity: Peter Andre pledges allegiance to ‘kind’ Jeremy Kyle after shock show axe

Celebrity Charity:

Peter Andre has thrown his support behind Jeremy Kyle after the TV host’s chat show was axed following the suicide of a former guest.

The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed on Wednesday after former guest Steven Dymond, 63, took his own life days after appearing on the show.

And in an exclusive chat with MailOnline at the launch of the Cauldwell International Children’s Centre, Mysterious Girl hitmaker Peter, 46, pledged his support for the ‘kind and charismatic’ host, 53, – and asked for critics not to hold him personally responsible.

Support: Peter Andre has thrown his support behind Jeremy Kyle after the TV host’s chat show was axed following the suicide of a former guest

Axe: The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed on Wednesday after former guest Steven Dymond, 63, took his own life days after appearing on the show

Appearing at the launch alongside wife Emily, 29, who has also become an ambassador for the charity, Pete said: ‘First off, mental health is real and it’s here. So much emphasis needs to be placed on it. What happened to the guest on Jeremy’s show was a absolute tragedy. It was terrible.

‘Jeremy is a fantastic guy, i have met him several times and he is one of the kindest, most charismatic people.  And we can’t forget all the people he has helped over the years, thousands of them.

‘It’s not right to hold Jeremy personally responsible for this. But if we go by Jeremy Kyle, then the same has to apply for all TV shows, all TV shows need to be held accountable and provide aftercare. 

‘Not that I have anything against Love Island, I watched it for the first time last year – but it should apply there and to all other shows.

Exclusive: Speaking to MailOnline at the launch of the Cauldwell International Children’s Centre, Mysterious Girl hitmaker Peter, 46, pledged his support for the ‘kind and charismatic’ host, 53, – and asked for critics not to hold him personally responsible

Friends: ‘Jeremy is a fantastic guy, i have met him several times and he is one of the kindest, most charismatic people. And we can’t forget all the people he has helped over the years, thousands of them

‘Look at Mike Thalassitis, this good looking, charismatic guy and this absolute tragedy happened. And with Sophie Gradon too.

‘I can’t begin to imagine how Jeremy is feeling right now. I wish him all the best.’   

Steven was found dead of May 9, just days after appearing on the show on May 2.

He is said to have been left devastated and feeling suicidal after being confronted about allegations of infidelity and was asked to sit a lie detector test. According to friends, he was labelled a liar after he failed the test.

In a dramatic move, ITV halted the scheduled broadcast, suspended filming of the show and removed all past episodes from its catch-up website.

Candid: He said:  ‘It’s not right to hold Jeremy personally responsible for this. But if we go by Jeremy Kyle, then the same has to apply for all TV shows, all TV shows need to be held accountable and provide aftercare (pictured with wife Emily at the launch)

Fans of the Jeremy Kyle show have accused bosses of ‘hypocrisy’ after the dating show Love Island was renewed, despite the death of two former contestants.  

Love Island bosses have promised to support the contestants families both before and after the show amid recent reality deaths.

The ITV2 show, which returns on June 3, have written an extra clause in the stars’ contracts which vows to help the loved-ones of cast mates, as well as the contestants themselves. 

It comes in the wake of the suicides of Sophie Gradon, 32 and Mike Thalassitis, 26, who appeared on the reality series in 2016 and 2017 respectively.   

The extension in the welfare section means the whole family can have the support of ITV bosses throughout the duration of the Love Island experience.

 A source revealed to The Sun: ‘They’ve put in measures to ensure all contestants have enough mental health checks and have a psychologist on call 24 hours a day. 

‘They’re taking their duty of care very seriously which is why they’ve written the support for families into the contract for the first time.

‘Love Island is a fun show. They want to keep it positive.’ 

MailOnline contacted a representative for Love Island, who said: ‘We have always ensured that the families of Islanders have the contact details of key members of our production team and there is always an open line of communication. We have always offered support to families where appropriate and when requested.’    

The star was speaking at the launch of the Caudwell International Children’s Centre, with the £18m facility launched at Keele University in Staffordshire on Thursday.

Taking action: Peter’s comments come as  Love Island bosses have promised to support the contestants families both before and after the show amid recent reality deaths (above former contestant Sophie Gradon who took her own life in June 2018)

Extra support: The ITV2 show, which returns on June 3, have written an extra clause in the stars’ contracts which vows to help the loved-ones of cast mates, as well as the contestants themselves (above Mike Thalassitis in March 2019)

Peter has been involved with the charity for many years with Emily joining the fold as a fellow celebrity ambassador. 

It is Britain’s first independent centre dedicated  to autism assessment, support and research and includes state-of-the-art assessment suites, a sensory garden, family training suites and training kitchens to host cooking classes. 

Peter said: I’m delighted to be supporting this charity today at the launch of this incredible centre. I first met (charity founder) John Caudwell years ago and spoke about the worthwhile work Caudwell do. This centre will help so many children with autism and their families.

‘We have hosted the charity ball every year which is a fantastic evening as well. I’m delighted Emily has come onboard.’

Landmark day: The star was speaking at the launch of the Caudwell International Children’s Centre, with the £18m facility launched at Keele University in Staffordshire on Thursday (above with charity founder John Caudwell)

Trainee doctor Emily said she was over the moon to be a new ambassador for the charity. 

She said: ‘This c