Warning: This article discusses mental health issues and may be distressing to some readers.
Details have emerged about the man who was found dead one week after failing a lie detector desk on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
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Steven Dymond, a 62-year-old grandfather, was "humiliated and traumatised" by his appearance on the show, according to The Daily Mail.
According to The Sun, Dymond's ex-partner said she told him to "get his stuff and go" when the pair returned home from filming.
"He also kept texting me, leaving voicemails," she said in an interview.
"In one text, he said, 'I can't live without you. I just wanted to come and see you. I just wanted to say sorry before I go. My life is not worth living without you.'"
Dymond's landlady reportedly told The Daily Mail he was "sobbing and distraught" on arriving back home.
"He was distraught and devastated," she said.
"He was traumatised. Steve said it got quite nasty on the show."
UK Broadcaster ITV said it will not broadcast the episode the guest appeared in, and the show will remain off air indefinitely.
TVNZ, which broadcasts the show in New Zealand, plans to continue to screen episodes, but confirmed they will not air the episode featuring Dymond.
According to Stuff, the state-owned broadcaster is in conversation with ITV about the death.
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