Steven Dymond 'collapsed' when he failed lie detector - Jeremy Kyle audience member

Babette Lucas-Marriott said the 62-year-old was "crying from the very beginning".
Babette Lucas-Marriott said the 62-year-old was "crying from the very beginning". Photo credit: BBC

Warning: This article discusses mental health issues and may be distressing to some readers.

An audience member present at the taping of the now-infamous Jeremy Kyle Show episode featuring Steven Dymond says he collapsed to the ground upon failing his lie detector test.

Speaking to the BBC, Babette Lucas-Marriott said the 62-year-old was "crying from the very beginning".

"He was so convinced that he would pass this test and that everything would be fine."

Dymond, who was hoping to exonerate himself from accusations of infidelity from his fiancée, was found dead at home a week after his appearance on the show. 

Lucas-Marriot said host Jeremy Kyle asked the audience if they thought Dymond
would pass before delivering the news he had failed the test.

"You just saw him collapse to the ground, [he] absolutely just couldn't believe what he had heard," Lucas-Marriot said.

"He was begging his fiancée for forgiveness".

The student added that she felt the mood instantly change in the studio after the results were read.

"They both were sobbing; they were just completely and utterly devastated and it was clear that he had just lost his entire life with his fiancée," she said.

"I think everybody felt uncomfortable and no one wanted to be there."

UK broadcaster ITV made the decision to axe production of the Jeremy Kyle Show on Wednesday, following Prime Minister Theresa May's assertion the death was "deeply concerning".

ITV shared their "thoughts and sympathies" with Dymond's family and friends in a statement announcing the cancellation.

Local broadcaster TVNZ initially said they would continue to air approved episodes, but on Thursday announced they would also discontinue the show, and would remove episodes from their On Demand service.  

"The wellbeing of the individuals involved is the number one priority for any production," a spokesperson said. 

"Like ITV, we will be moving on from this show."

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