A MAN who appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show has said the host “shouldn’t be allowed” to return after the series was axed following the death of a guest.

Kane Manning, who appeared on the series in July 2017, said “the damage has been done”.

On Thursday, Kyle announced he was finally going to break his silence over Steve Dymond being found dead just days after failing a lie detector test on the series.

According to Kyle’s representative, the presenter wants to “have his say” after “battling the unimaginable consequences” since his show was pulled from schedules in May 2019.

“When I heard about it, I couldn’t believe it as it has come out of nowhere,” Manning continued.

“He got all of that backlash before so he thought he’d have a break, but does he think he can come back and pretend nothing has happened?”

The 22-year-old was interviewed by Kyle about a family matter in which he believed a woman was lying about his brother being the father of her child.

The footage, which can be found online, shows Kyle grilling Kane about the situation and seemingly mocking his clothing as well.

The audience laughs loudly as Kyle questions Kane, who was 20 at the time.

At the timeof Steve Dymond’s death, Kane told The Argus the presenter should face consequences for his actions and the show should never air again.

He said: “Jeremy Kyle is vile, he’s a disgrace.”

Kane spoke out about his traumatic experiences following the death of Mr Dymond, 62, who was found dead following a suspected overdose.

The digger driver had failed a lie detector test on the show, after being accused of cheating on his then fiancée Jane.

Following outrage from mental health experts and members of parliament, The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed permanently. The news also caused MPs to launch an inquiry into reality TV.

The committee investigated whether enough support is offered to contestants during and after filming.

After investigators were told that aftercare for guests who appear on these shows “doesn’t exist”, ITV said in a statement: “As a producer and broadcaster, ITV takes its responsibilities around duty of care to participants very seriously. Supporting the physical and mental health of everyone involved in our programmes is our highest priority.”

The investigation was also launched following the suicides of two former Love Island contestants, Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon.

Earlier this month, the ITV2 show’s former host Caroline Flack was found dead in her east London flat months after being suspended from the role after allegations of assault against her boyfriend.