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The Jeremy Kyle Show
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The Jeremy Kyle Show
Date: 04/02/10, updated on 04/02/10 (69 review reads)
Advantages: highlights some social issues/problems
Disadvantages: crazy guests and uncomfortable viewing,arguments/fights etc
This seems to now be the most popular daytime television chat show shown on UK screens. The Jeremey Kyle show is broadcasted on weekdays at 9:25 am on ITV 1 with shows also repeated and shown on ITV 2 usually in the afternoons. The show was first broadcast in July 2005 and replaced the Trisha show which had been moved to channel five.
The show is full of working class families and individuals who have a wide range of issues and reasons for being on the show. Most of them are pretty wacky and crazy. The show deals with relationship problems and issues, drugs and alcohol issues as well as a number of others. There are lie detector tests and results used for accusations of infidelity and stealing. It is said to be around 96-97%. Then there is also a DNA test in some cases to check whether a potential father is the actual one of a child. Also to check whether certain people are biologically related such as brothers and sisters. It is said to be 99% accurate.
The host Jeremey Kyle is to say the least is a straight and tough talking individual who tends to be on the confrontational side just like alot of his guests. He was quoted as saying the following :
"I always say exactly what I think and not what people want to hear," he said. "It's very important to get to the truth and sort things out, then move on - we've only got one life, it's not a rehearsal."
He seems to be on the self absorbed side and maybe this is what is required of being a host on the show but it is a just too much too watch alot of the time.
The show overall is a bit of car crash television. I don't really watch it very often at all and it is generally quite uncomfortable viewing when I do. There is alot of confrontation with the guests usually and sometimes security has to step in. In one publicised event a man headbutted his love rival and appeared in court. The judge when sentencing referred to the show as a form of "human bear-baiting" and added "it should not surprise anyone that these people, some of whom have limited intellects, become aggressive with each other."
I think maybe going on television in public and dealing with major issues may not generally be the best option for alot of these people and going more private might be a better option. It is still quite a popular show though and people will probably keep on watching
Summary: not very good